Whitney, have you ever thought about buying your glasses online? I buy super cheap glasses online, and my contacts, and have for like the past 6 years. You just plug in your prescription info (and mine is pretty much always expired, and I just lie about the expiration date, and since I've been doing it this long, I'm certain they aren't checking), and voila! Less than a week later they're on your doorstep.
Lol about your cat, Lindsay.
We have no animals. Thank god. When discussing a celebratory vacation for being done breastfeeding (in, you know, like 30 years), Jaime somehow swung a celebratory dog in there too...I know it's going to happen someday, but I'm putting it off as long as possible. Mostly because I don't like dogs. At all. I'm allergic to them. And I know I'm going to be the one stuck taking care of it.
So last night we "couple dated" as Jaime called it. A mom-friend of mine from H's gymnastics and swimmings, and our husbands, went out for drinks and appetizers. And before we had decided to go out together, when we'd just both been talking about how we were going out Friday night, I must have mentioned we were doing it for Jaime's birthday, because they told the waiter at some point and Jaime got cake - and then they even paid! Which was totally not necessary. But we liked them SOOOO much! Like, I didn't know I could like people in real life this much, ha ha. So I guess now we have friends.
I have the biggest blister on my nipple. I know you all really wanted to know that I pumped for Lio yesterday for while we were gone, and totally got a blister. And I don't know why I even bother, because he won't take a bottle if his life depends on it. Bagh. I think I'm going to try him on a sippy cup. I keep forgetting H totally had the sippy cup thing down by this age!
Yeah I like dogs in theory, but not in practice. I don't know if it's b/c I didnt' grow up with dogs or what but yeah I feel like a bad person for saying it but it's the truth.
That's awesome about the couple Kilah. I'm jealous. Not so awesome about a nipple blister owie!
Yeah the glasses online thing sounds awesome but don't you like to try on the frames first? And how do they fit them to your face?
My mom is doing my hair at noon and I'm going to try and see if my sister can come watch Gavin while I'm there b/c it takes almost an hour and a half and it's hard to entertain him at the salon, plus I'd have to feed him lunch there.
Whitney, when you get your next eye exam, and they give you a copy of your prescription, ask them for a copy of your glasses measurements. When you order glasses online, you just plug the numbers in. Yes, the only downfall is you can't try them on, but you can seriously get them for like $20 a pair online, so if you buy three pair just for the heck of it, and hate two of them, then you just wear those at home or keep them stashed for "just in case."
hmm yeah I guess that makes sense. What website do you use?
Can anyone tell me what this new facebook timeline thing is and why people are saying it's intrusive and leaving facebook over it? I just confused with this crap.
Today we have to get our laundry done, so we can pack because everyone is leaving Tuesday. Jaime to Hawaii, us to Minnesota.
I think I am going to call and schedule to do pictures for the kids while we're in MN at PI. I haven't done any professional pics since H was 6 mos...:-/ So I'll do Lio's 6 months and H's 2 years. I don't feel too bad, because I take a TON of pics of them, the prof pics are more for family and stuff anyway.
I think I am FINALLY going to to go get my hair cut today. It hasn't been cut since...oh, a good 8 weeks before Lio was born. it needs cut badly! WEll, trimmed.
We celebrated Jaiime's birthday last night, even though it's not until Wednesday. I got him a Mississippi Mudcake (think dark choc. cake with coffee and kaluha and ganache icing...) yeah...so not Paleo but SOOO worth it!
ETA: For those who give/gave pacifiers, how do you know when/if to go up in nipple size? I just realized that there are different sizes, and they have the "age" but I really have no idea.
If he is having a hard time keeping the small ones in his mouth and it's upsetting him that he can't get it back in I'd move to a bigger one. Ava pretty used the big 6-18m avents from birth. She wanted a paci but the little ones never stayed in her mouth and she would freak out.
Kilah, we always used the 0-6 month Nuk ones and still do. We have a 12-18 month one I believe but Noel doesn't seem to like it as much.
And while we're on the subject, does anyone have any advice on how to wean an almost 2 yr old off the paci? M was never this dependent on it and after a couple nights of him not having it he was done completely. Noel on the other hand uses it as a comfort device and wants it ALL the time. I can usually limit it to nighttime and sometimes in the car but sometimes I'm lazy and she finds one and I dont feel like taking it away from her. I've thought about maybe letting her pick out a lovey to replace it with but I dont even know if I want to have to worry about something like that that we HAVE to have everywhere... tips?
Whitney, I'm curious about the FB thing.
Brittany, that's so exciting about all the pregger people!
blah, I want to respond, and feel kind of blech, so sorry if it's a little crazy.
Night before last egan was awake a lot of the night and I got 8 hours of sleep in 16 hours. I figure now he just got overstimulated beause of all the people passing him around and he was way into staying awake. We went to sleep around 9:30 and then he woke up at like 1:00 PISSED. Usually I just put him next to me and he goes back to sleep and that didn't work. On top of everything he caught a cold, so every time he cries he coughs and then chokes and it's horrible. So I walked him around from about 1:00-3:30. Finally I decided to take a shower with him. He at least calmed down then and slept for an hour and a half (and I was able to sleep). Then he woke up again, and I didn't even bother with walking him, I just took a shower with him and then got him to sleep laying next to me for a while. Then we had to get up and go eat with Michael's mom before she left town, then when we got home I slept another 2 hours before Michael had to do a photo shoot. So from 9:30 Sat. night-1:00 Sunday afternoon I got 8 hours of sleep. Blah. Luckily last night he only woke up once and went back to sleep. I still feel all messed up though even though I slept a bunch last night. ugh.
I'm taking Rowynn to the dr. today because my mom and dad are driving me crazy to take her. I think it's a cold, but at least they'll leave me a lone and we'll all be sure it's a cold..haha.
So let's see..The timeline thing is just the way it's laid out. Brittany has it if you're friends with her on facebook you can see it. it's harder to navigate, but I guess it will get easier. I remember where people's pictures and stuff are now so it's not as annoying.
Rowynn has a blanket we have to take everywhere with us. We don't let her take it into stores and restaurants unless she's fallen asleep in the car and still really cranky when we have to get out. But we can't go even through a drive through without the blanket. But she knows that and when we're getting ready to go if you ask her where her blanket is she'll go get it. It's not that hard to remember it always.
Ann-Marie, that doesn't sound like a very great weekend at all! I hope Rowyn just has a cold, and you can "I told you so" to your parents.
Vicki, Belle just quit with the pacifier and MA is all about the thumb so I have no good advice there. I am so worried about breaking the thumb sucking though, I can see it being a major deal in the near future. I'm going to have to do a little reading on breaking that habit. I think if you can get her to switch to a lovey that would be awesome, but maybe have 2 or 3 waiting in the wings just in case something happens might be a good idea.
Brittany, of course that means you guys are next! And how awesome that Ava is going to have so many cousins! I wish we lived around more family so the girls could have that relationship, but with three I'm hoping to make up for that a little. And LOL about your brother and his wife and all the stuff you are sending. Have they even found out the sex yet?! You are going to be the best auntie EVER!
Kilah, that's a great idea about the glasses, and great way to get around the "system." It's all such a crazy racket anyway. I have had corrective lenses since I was 10 and I think I know if I need an upgrade or not. It should be up to me to decide if I want to wear out of date prescriptions! Jason has perfect eye site, but decided to go with me to my last check up because he's almost 40 and starting to worry about his health. Hilarious doesn't begin to describe our experience. Between the dilation and the Dr. getting so close to his face Jason thought he was getting a kiss I was dying by the time we left the office. J said that he would have to be blind before he put himself though that again. I guess once you have been doing it for so long you forget how uncomfortable it can be.
I had such a nice weekend, I'm sad it's over. Belle had her tennis lesson and did really well, then we went to my friend's son's b-day party. It was such a laid back event I really enjoyed myself. Oh, and apparently all he wanted for his birthday was "a bunch of guns." I got him "Rio." Then we had our friends come into town. We got a sitter and went to a grown up birthday party. I didn't realize that it was going to be fully catered with drinks included so that was an awesome surprise. The other couple and I were going to split the sitter, but both ended up paying her fully so she got paid double, but whatever I had at least $50 worth of fun. And the best part is that we made plans to go with them to Disney next year and run in the marathon, half-marathon, and 10k. (I'll be doing the 10k.) We are going to split a house so it should be super awesome. I can't believe that we officially have a date to go to Disney! MA will be almost 3 so I think she'll have a good time. I know Belle with especially since her best friend will be there. And Fin won't care where we are so no issues there. Now for the one year countdown!
Oh, I just noticed the whole glasses chat. Yeah, I think it's so annoying that you have to get a yearly, I believe, exam to keep caught up. Thankfully, our insurance pays for it, but my prescription hasn't went up since I first got glasses in high school.
I am actually wearing my glasses a lot more now because ever since I was pregnant w/ Noel my eyes have gotten infections and such when I wear contacts. I couldn't wear them at all when I was pregnant and now it seems like I can't either. So glasses it is!
The only thing that annoys me though is that they have to be cleaned so much, oh and I think my ears are uneven because I constantly have to fix them because they're crooked and DH hates it.
Kilah, that's awesome about your script, haha! I would totally do that w/ contacts but I do like actually being able to put the glasses on and try them out beforehand.
Lindsay, wow on the babysitter being double paid! What a steal, haha! How many kids did she watch?
Yay for Disney next year!
Speaking of pets, I think our cat has (another) UTI. She got one a couple years ago and I bought some homeopathic stuff that worked. I have a little bit of it left, but I ordered some more and it's on back order! Hello, how can you let a medicine (that is like the only natural method to get rid of pet UTIs) go on back order?! So I'm a little stressed because I can start giving her what I have but I know it won't be enough and I DON'T want to take her to a vet and her be on antiboitics for it. I'm sure she gets them because she eats all dry food but she won't eat wet food at all. Blech.
DH is talking with a friend tonight. We were supposed to go there for dinner but their kid is sick so I set it up so Tim could go himself b/c he really needs a friend right now. I hope it helps him. He has been talking to some other friends over the phone but he doesn't have many friends here. I think the fact that he is opening up to more people would make it harder for him to just leave me. Yeah, sorry, I'm getting into this again. That's all!
Yeah the yearly exam thing is sooo annoying. I've worn glasses since I was 5 years old, I don't think it's changing that freaking often!! Anyway, that reminds me again I still have to set up that appointment haha.
Lindsay, that's awesome about Disney And LOL about Jason at the eye doctor. One time when they did that air puff thing in my eye I got so startled I farted. True story.
Vicki, I hope your cat gets better soon and yay for dh talking to friends. I have the same problem with contacts really irritating my eyes. But I always think my glasses are crooked too and that is also annoying. But glasses are definitely better for me, and I definitely can't go without as my eye sight is awful.
Brittany, that is so fun you have 3 nieces/nephews on the way!! I so wish Gavin could have cousins too. I understand it's a bit of a struggle to be happy for pregnant people though.
I had a bit of a stressful episode at work so I'm still coming down from that. It will be ok though. Oh and Gavin is eating so much better; he now eats regular apples, pears and raisins!! Now we just have t get him to eat vegetables. And he's been eating much more quantity and I can totally tell he's gaining weight.
OMGGGGGGGGGG Whitney, that farting thing made me laugh so hard I cried..hahahaha. I'm sorry you had a rough episode at work. I'm glad that Gavin is eating better for you! oh, and i wish my kids would have more cousins. They have one, but I wish my SIL would have more kids and my brother would at least find someone and get married so he can have kids in the next 5 years..haha.
lindsay, that's funny about Jason and the eye doctor. I'm glad you had a nice weekend! Adult b-day party sounds like a lot of fun. Which disney run are you doing? I was reading the Disney boards and you have to be up at like, freaking 3 in the morning for those!! Hopefully that's just the marathon and not the 10k. I can't imagine getting up to run at 3 in the morning, even at disney.
Rowynn was mostly allergies and sinusitis and "possibly" bronchitis, so we got a crap ton of medicine. So hopefully we can just get it cleared up. It did make me want to take Fiona in to get her allergy medicine though..hah. I worked on a new watermark for Michael like ALLLLLLLLL day it seems. I think I'm going to try to sleep since everyone is asleep even though it's early. But we have to get up early for school tomorrow, so yeah.
Lol I know everyone laughs at that story, I still laugh when I think about it and it happened like 8 years ago. My eye doctor was really hot too.
Glad you got some medicine for R, hopefully that will clear it up soon. Sleep good!
What's everyone up to today? I think I wore my contacts too long (okay, I KNOW I did) and my eye is all screwed up. I think it will fix itself, but now I'm wearing glasses. Boo.
I just got off work and we're making spaggetti for dinner so yay! Not too much else going on today.
Dislike on your eye being screwed up
Well after what is posted here and none one is "sad to see me go" then I guess it's goodbye.
Yeah you said that already. JUST GO!!
Stop with the drama. Seriously. It's old. We're not in highschool. If you want to leave, leave. If you want to write nasty facebook messages (and are surprised when people send them back!) then do that. But seriously, it's old. And played out.
Today is the day that MA decided to write all over my computer desk with a freaking Sharpie. It's just a laminate desk, but what ridiculous irresponsible person left out a sharpie for her to find. Yeah, pretty sure it was me. So there I am scrubbing like mad on the desk because I don't want to hear Jason b!tch at me about not watching her and leaving a sharpie out and lo and behold it ALL COMES OFF! Not faded or a little bit, but can't even tell it was there! Take that Jason, I can be irresponsible ALL I WANT TO! I bet when they invented that thing, they said "We are going to be millionaires!" I am going and buying 5 more tomorrow, you know, just in case she "finds" anything else I was too lazy to put away at the time.
That really sucks about your eye Ann-marie. Have you considered putting your breast milk in your own eye? I don't know why that is making me laugh, but it is. Maybe the visual of you trying to squirt your BM into your eye from your boob. Goodness, it has been a LONG day.
I have mommy and me gym tomorrow with MA and I hope it's not too taxing. This week has been my big slow down week. It's like my body knows I'm hitting the last 4 weeks and is putting me into lazy bones mode. I did get half the laundry put away, half the dishes done, and half of my bedroom vacuumed. Please don't ask why I didn't just finish one thing, I really have no idea.
Um, I think that wraps up my day. I hope someone else had a long silly day as well.
*squeel* you are getting so freaking close Lindsay!! I can't wait to find out if Fin is a boy or girl and see pics.
Lol about your day. Glad you got the sharpie off!!
Gave Gavin spaggetti today for the first time (he used to always refuse anything that had noodles or is supposed to be eaten with a fork that's why i hadn't tried it) and he went to town!! It was awesome. But not too awesome to clean up.
WTG Gavin! He has come SOOO far from only eating 3 things! I know what you mean about spagetti messes. BLAH! He is probably going to grow up and be the next Anthony Bourdain, or that guy that travels around eating all kinds of weird local food.
haha I had to laugh about the sharpie thing this morning. Even funnier that it was you that left it out and you were trying to "keep" it from Jason.
I also love that you half did everything, that's totally something I would do. I was telling my brother this weekend I truly think I have adult onset ADD. He was telling me his was so much better now and I was talking about how I totally have it bad.
I didn't think about the BM thing..I might try that if it's f*ed up in the morning..;)
Whitney, that's great he ate some! I hate spaghetti nights too because it's allllll over.
Rowynn slept most of the night. I feel bad, like I'm doping her up. But she didn't get any medicine except for cough medicine when she woke up. But she took freaking 3 naps today. I did have to give her the rest of the medicine tonight. If she seems to be tired all the time after she's done with the antibiotics I'm not giving her the other stuff. But i'll give it a week to see if it will level out. I feel so bad for her.
I am SO excited to find out what both you and Jen are having Lindsay!!!! I CANT WAIT!! Jen's got 2 weeks till her ultrasound and 4 weeks for you!? I have a feeling Jens having a girl and you are having a boy... but I'm not super reliable on guesses
My mother in law just bought her ticket to TX for baby Asher's birth. She leaves on the 25th and he's due on the 22nd so hopefully/maybe he'll be there already. If he isn't they will induce her on the 29th.
She had a NST yesterday and they said he is doing well, weighs approximately 7 pounds right now with 3 weeks left. She has gestational diabetes so they are monitoring her closely.
Hi Friends!! Soooo, I got on to post Cooper's 2 year stats the other day and I was catching up reading the boards and HOLY DRAMA BATMAN. I miss all the crazy stuff around here. As I'm reading all her crap, I kept thinking to myself "How many tiimes is she going to threaten to leave...?" I noticed she deleted me on FB too....wtf? Whatever, some peoples kids. Smh. I know the thread is closed but I have to say one more thing, Lindsay your circ comment had me rolling on the floor!!
I miss you girls. I need to get on here more often.
What is everybody up to today? Working working here. I've gotten myself addicted to the new 90210. It isn't nearly as good as the old show, in fact the acting is pretty terrible but I just can't stop watching...I'll be caught up after 2 more episodes today. What an accomplishment!
Great to see you Jill! I meant to comment on the 2 year update thread too how happy I am for you guys that things are going so awesome in Colorado! And don't worry I'm addicted to a lot of terrible shows lol! Tom and I need a good show, new show that we can watch together though.
Brittany, how exciting about baby Asher coming! How cool would it be if he was born on a leap year day? It sounds like he may be coming a little earlier than that though.
ITA with Brittany's gender guesses for Lindsay and Jen.
I'm waiting to find out if we got the authorization for my visit this morning (we have to get a new one every month from the company we subcontract with) ok we got it so i gotta go.
Brittany, with her have GD I bet she'll be induced before then if she hasn't had him naturally. But I could be wrong. My doctor swore up and down I had GD after he saw how much fluid I had and how gigantic Egan was. But my 3 hour test came back fine, and Egan's blood sugar was fine, so I think he was just gigantic and I had extra fluid for some reason. But ya know..;)
Jill, you do need to come around more often! I was so glad to hear you've been having a fabulous time.
Whitney, I hope you have a good day at work.
I don't know what we're doing today. Possibly cleaning up. At some point I have to go to my moms so we can do some work for Fiona for school...she has to decorate a paper doll to look like her and my mom has a ton of scrapbook stuff so I'm going over there for us to do it. I think it will rain today...we have a photoshoot tomorrow so I really need to look at the weather again to make sure it's not raining tomorrow.
Ya Ann Marie I swear Caroline told me that they won't let her go a day past her due date but my mother in law swears that Caroline just told her they won't induce till the 29th lol maybe she told my mil that so she won't be there for the birth lol totally possible!
Lol Jill your post is awesome. And who didn't she delete from facebook. Just be happy she wasn't sending you nasty messages at midnight. I let it get under my skin for about one second but I appreciate those who reminded me that was insane to let it get to me. I really do appreciate this board. It has it's moments of craziness and drama but I'm so thankful for the women I've met. Sitting over at Jennys house the other day while the kids played reminded me that for all the drama I'm grateful to have met some good friends in the process
If she really stays away this time I really don't think there will be any more drama on this board, seriously. I appreciate all you ladies so much!!
Yeah, I am sorry to the people she was nasty to. It was always beyond me how everyone else was able to share all of the different view points/reasoning that we had on certain topics and she always made it personal and mean. I really DO hope you know how awesome you are! And so is everyone else on here!
ITA too Whitney. Everyone else on here are awesome! To the MYSTIC CLOUD!!!
Ugh, not wanting to work today, just wanting to nap... only 2.5 more hours today. It is so gorgeous here today and we are supposed to get snow dumped on us over the next 2 days. Coop and I should really get outside after I'm off. What to do what to do???
Does anyone do "Just Dance" to work out? I got zumba for wii and have been liking it but I'm thinking about getting just dance to mix things up.
Amen Brittany! I'll take the craziness over not having met you guys any day! I'm hoping Vicki and I can get our act together and have a meetup soon! Secretly I hope that one day we all get to be on a talk show to meet IRL for the first time. Since Oprah's not on anymore I don't know who's show I would want us all to be on. We could have Taylor and Mel come back and OF COURSE we we have to have Sally. How awesome of a show would that be? Or maybe it's just me. I was trying to tell Jason about all the drama, but the look he gave me when I started was enough to make me stop there. I don't think he "gets it." Do any of your DH's really get what's up with this board?
Jill, I'm so glad to see you again! I didn't want to just comment on the other thread since MA's appt isn't for a week or so, but I guess I could have. I'm so glad you guys are doing so well in Colorado and that is awesome about TTC #2! You could have the next baby bean! I hope you pop on more often.
MA and I took a nap on the sofa together, now she's not interested in her big nap. Sigh, no break for me! I started typing this about 2 hours ago so I guess I'll just give up and post. Maybe try again later.
Yeah, I think that was the last little bit of drama that was hanging around. There aren't many of us on this board, but I'm glad the ones that are active are around.
Jill We haven't gotten any of those games, we totally should...but haven't. I bet Fiona would like it.
haha Lindsay, I'd be into meeting a few of y'all, but not the people not around anymore. Internet drama is enough for me. I tell Michael a lot of it and he follows it pretty good. Some stuff he gives me that 'look' about, but most of it he's pretty good about listening to.
Rowynn has naps like that sometimes too Lindsay. Usually when Fiona is in school. The babies are asleep now so I really should take advantage and go do something around the house...
On my phone...I think a talk show would be hilarious! I would love to meet all of you that are still here
Tom is like michael he listens to it pretty good but I haven't told him this most recent stuff, I don't think I really cared enough to.
I get off at 5 so I'm hoping we can play a bit outside before it gets cold again!
I'm sewing but can I just say that today is one of those days that I CANNOT believe they are turning 2?!
Everyone keeps calling Ava a parrot, she will repeat ANY word you ask her to say, she likes to entertain ppl like that. I went around the room pointing at everything and she can even say "vacuum" I'm nervous what my brothers will try and get her to say... I'm sure she will pick up some sports and car terms after our trip to AZ
Ok back to sewing, I got a ton of yo gabba gabba fabric and I'm having a TON of fun making things with it today
You know, Im really really disappointed in all of you. Im probably one of the youngest people here, yet most mature. You all think its Okay to throw stones and hateful or hurtful words. How many of you have evaluated your own situations before judging other moms here? Some of the moms who have walked away have been the most amazing people. Theyre generous, supportive, and very kind. If they choose to forward face with their kids at a good weight and development, WHO CARES? Its not your kid. And the law isnt at 2yrs of age for FF meaning ITS NOT GOING TO KILL THEM WITH THE ODDS IN FAVOR. As for nursing and FFing- you have your choices, some moms choose to nurse, others cant, and others flat out refuse to nurse their kids. Whatever their choice, is THEIR choice, NOT YOURS. It doesnt make them a bad person. Same with Circumcision. I also feel that some will decide to leave their children intact, and others will chose not to, for many diffrent reasons. Theyre not bad people for all they do, is what they feel to be the best for their child. Now, if a mom decided to not put their child and any seat, without any restraint, Id have to question the well being of the child, and feel we would be intitled to say something in hopes of bettering the child and even involving law enforcement. Same if a mother chooses to feed their infant poison, or sexually assulting their child. Although, to that Jen chick there who through such a fit over a valid point- Why didnt you get doner breast milk for your baby? You didnt HAVE to FF. Now, have fun ripping this appart children. Im going to go play with my kids OFF the computer.
I am having a TON of Braxton Hicks this time around! Of course every time they start I'm thinking, "I'm in labor!" Having never had any labor I'm convinced that everything is labor!
My parents brought over their toddler bed and I put MA in it tonight. She is not digging it to say the least. BRB after I put her back in bed!
We'll see how long that lasts. She napped in her crib with the front off and did fine, but last night she fell out of the crib onto the pillows on the floor and was fine, but it woke her up. Belle never did that so I was kind of at a loss. I didn't want to get the rails because she's only going to be in the converted crib for a short time before she moves to Belle's room and is in a twin that has highish sides. Anyway, the toddler bed seems to be working now so we'll see.
Back to labor. Ladies what should I really be concerned about? Since some of you have BTDT with going into labor naturally I was wondering what signs are definite call in the troops signs. I don't know why I have decided to start freaking out about this, but I really want my in-laws to be here to help so I don't have to worry about the girls.
Kilah, arn't you back yet? How was the trip? Did the kids do well in car? Or was it this weekend you were traveling?
Ann-Marie, how is the eye doing? And is Rowyn finally kicking the funk? I meant to say earlier that I am all about giving med at bedtime. They need to rest from the coughing and what not so they can fight off the infection. I might be hesitant to give them suppressants during day, but they truly need some rest at night. Hope she's feeling better. Sick babies are no fun!
Brittany, I am trying really hard not to order something YGG for MA, but you are KILLING me with all the cuteness you have come up with! Love it ALL!
Whitney are you still having the nice weather? I have been successful in getting the girls outside for at least a little while everyday. It's good practice for me with my camera as well. Have you had any time to mess with yours?
First, Lindsay, I was the same way with Egan!! It was hilarious.
Now. Vy, this isn't about rear facing and forward facing, and anyone who thinks other wise has completely missed the point. This is about a crazy person, that went crazy when a different opinion than her own was offered, took offense when there was none, then sent nasty facebook messages to people. When said people sent nasty messages BACK that person then posted the mean messages they got like they did nothing to warrant it. That's what this is about. I don't care if you put your 3 month old in the freaking car trunk okay? Your baby, your choice. If you read that thread carefully NO ONE SAID ANYONE WAS A BAD PARENT FOR FORWARD FACING BEFORE TWO. though I noticed going through that just now (to make sure) and some of the posts by Sally have been heavily edited.
But, I'm sure you missed that since I don't think you've posted in a year or more. I have no idea how long, because it's been so long the pruner got your last messages on this board.
Also, Jen didn't have a fit over a valid point. I don't know how anyone can compare rear facing and forward facing and breastfeeding and formula feeding. There is no comparison, and anyone that knows me (and you totally don't) knows that I am the BIGGEST advocate for breastfeeding and absolutely think it's best for your baby. So is rear facing until AT LEAST TWO. But you can't compare the two at all. Not the same, and no one can convince me that they are. Neither is circumcision. So yeah.
And why do people always say that when they post? "Now I"m going to play with my children" Like we don't? I'm so confused. You thought it was important enough to stop playing with your children to come tell us all that when you haven't visited the board and posted in who knows how long. ... That's weird.
Anyway. Now that I got that out.
As for me, I love my dishwasher. I love that I don't have to wash all 5 pieces of my food processor by hand. It's super awesome. I also love that I don't have to keep looking for the knife I'm using and can just get a new one because I HAVE A DISHWASHER. It's so freaking awesome. I can't wait to make baby food for Egan and not have to wash all that mess by hand.
I've been using my camera, but haven't had any time to learn anything new about it yet.
It's supposed to be fairly warm tomorrow too but then it's going to get cold again.
I was going to ask about Kilah too. Hope your trip is going well!
Have you never been in labor Lindsay? I'm not an expert but when I was having bh contrax I thought they could be real, but when I felt real contrax there was no comparison. It hurts bad!! Also I think there is a time thing like you're supposed to go in if they're 5 minutes apart or something, but I think they should hurt too if you're in real labor, like not just uncomfortable.
Oh and I was going to ask about the cough medicine thing b/c not last time but the time before that gavin had a really bad cough they said they can't give him any kind of cough suppressant so I'm curious. Last time I didn't even bother going in b/c I didn't think they would give him anything for the cough itself. I hate hearing him cough so bad though.
Does anyone know if they get shots at their 2 year appointment? I made the appointment for the same day as his party but I don't want him to get shots on his birthday party day so I might change the appointment.
I never used a food processor for baby food. I have a magic bullet, that I got from my husband as a christmas present one year and don't get me started on that, and it was really easy to clean. I am also looking forward to making baby food again for Fin. As a matter of fact it never even occurred to me to make baby food until someone on this board, Jen I think, brought it up. Same thing with my Ergo, had no idea they made comfortable, safe, baby carriers other than what was sold in Wal-mart. Then I made the fauxoby wrap that Iris talked about and was hooked on babywearing, moderate pun intended. The car seat that I'm getting for MA and probably Fin I head about from mom's on this board. Oh, and my Phil and Ted's, best thing EVER!!!! Thank you to mom's on here for the recommendations. Still haven't jumped on the nice diaper bag train, but I almost have on several occasions. There is SO MUCH awesome stuff I have gotten from this board I have chosen to overlook things that I don't like about it. It's like a marriage, my husband is the best thing since sliced bread, loves me and the girls more than anything in this world, and acts accordingly. But darn it if I can't get him to put dishes in the dishwasher instead of the sink, and put his dirty socks in the hamper. I personally don't feel like it's worth divorce to not have him to laugh with and keep me company while getting sliced and diced in a few weeks.
Yeah, there are some crazy people on this board, but it's still worth it because I love hearing about your little ones and the trials and tribulations we all go though as mom's. And next time I'm getting an eye exam I am totally going to be thinking about Whitney. Thanks for all the advice and smiles ladies, keep them coming!
Yes to all. Thanks ladies, you are so much more articulate than I!
Lindsay, could you buy one of those bedrails that fit on regular beds? We have that on Rowynn's bed right now. And I was the same way with Egan I was so concerned since I didn't know what to look for that I'd miss it. My eye seems to be better. Red and not ready to put contacts back in, but I can walk into the sun and my eye doesn't immediately close and roll in the back of my head, so that's a good sign I'm sure. I have no idea. She seems about the same to me. Better today than yesterday when I gave her cough medicine during the day though. But she's definitely not coughing enough to worry about medicine during the day. I don't see that it does any good at night either.
Whitney, I don't know if I'd take him in since like I said, it doesn't seem to help. I guess if it's REALLY bad I would though. Rowynn is only 23lbs too, so surely they can give him something if it's bad. Hers was turning into bronchitis too so maybe that's why? I dunno. I don't think they give shots at 2 if you are caught up. Depending though I might change the appt. Unless he'll definitely get a nap between. Because my kids tend to miss their naps on party days and on dr. appt days and doing both on the same day would result in cranky child I think. But if his appt is like..at 8 and he usually naps in the afternoon and his appt is after that, i think it will be fine.
I totally agree with you Lindsay.
I lurk, A LOT. You guys always fight and attack. Whys it worth posting? but dont you ever attack a good person.
Whitney, I'm looking at my recommended shot time line and I can't tell if they definitely get shots or not. It looks like there are 3 possible ones, but the fine print says they are for high risk, or not previously immunized children. So yeah, call, and then let us all know what they say.
I think the recommendation for children under 2 is not to give anything for coughs, but like ann-marie said it could turn into something worse, so I guess that's more of a deciding factor. For me, if they can't sleep at all they can't get better so that makes it easier for me.
Thanks for the heads up on the contractions, as long as there is no question if they are "real" or not I'm good. These are just that uncomfortable tightening, not a holy cow I want to cry kind of pain. Thanks for that.
So glad Jason is home tomorrow. Everything is starting to be hard, like vacuuming. I have hit the, work for an hour, rest for 30 minutes, part of being pg. I remember know how frustrating that can be! Luckily I have had a lot of entertainment in the past week.
Can you edit posts that have been locked? I had no idea.
OK, now I must get caught up on Words with friends, Tera is KILLING me! And then hopefully Jason will be home.
I thought you were offline playing with your kids?
I'm not even going to respond to your last post because, well, I may have taken it a bit more seriously if you used some proper grammar every now and then. But maybe you're just too young to know how to type correctly yet, right? Right.
As for that. I
[QUOTE=JDBabyHopes]I thought you were offline playing with your kids?
I'm not even going to respond to your last post because, well, I may have taken it a bit more seriously if you used some proper grammar every now and then. But maybe you're just too young to know how to type correctly yet, right? Right.
like I said, Im young, but grow up. Your bullies. You pick on each other and take pride in it. I tell you, real community to be a part of.
Jill, yes I LOVE Just Dance! I got the third one and that's ALL I use for exercise. It's so fun! I have been trying to burn 1000 calories a day on it.
How do you like Zumba? I heard it wasn't as great, but I also took an actual Zumba class so it might affect my experience.
Lindsay, some groups have actually done meet ups in a central location. It would be so cool! And any time you want to meet up, I still have your Minnie ears stashed away!
Brittany, I think it's so fun when they will try to say anything you ask them too!
And mummytobesoon, you have no right to jump into something you weren't even involved in. I don't even know who you are. I guess you used to be a part of this board?
It's one thing to actually be involved in the board but to just jump in when drama hits? THAT is immature. I'm sorry but you are just crossing the line and being VERY rude and unkind about something you don't even know anything about.
And the whole comment about playing with your kids? What the heck does that have to do with anything?
It *sounds* like you just want to make more drama! You don't want to be a part of it? Then don't get involved!
Jen, I am so sorry you're being attacked just because you tried to defend your experience. You did nothing wrong.
Sally, I'm sorry you feel like you need to leave. I think sometimes your points come across a bit harshly and it's hard to take that. Honestly, the reason I stopped posting on this thread for a bit about my marriage was because I felt like
you were stepping on my toes. Everyone else told me it was my choice and that they didn't know the situation but you seemed to think you knew and I didn't really appreciate that.
Don't know if you'll read it, but that's just how I felt.
Ann-marie, aren't dishwashers the best inventions ever? I think you appreciate them even more when you haven't had one for awhile! I can't believe how many things I can put in there and they come out miraculously clean!
Lindsay, this board is so useful, eh? And so sweet about your hubby! It's true though - the little things are just not worth picking at. Your post was very well said!
Things are looking up here. We still have lots of things to iron out, but I definitely think it's not time to call it quits!
What else... M has been really difficult lately. I don't know if it's because of the tension in our house or what but he is constantly bugging Noel or trying to boss her around. I hope it's a phase!
Amen Vicki! I think some people might take a break from here for awhile b/c it is just so frustrating. Hopefully the people who are only on here to cause drama will go away and not come back and we can get back to chatting normally!
Glad things are going better for you.
This, This, and This!!! I feel exactly the same way! I have been avoiding posting because I am definitely one that doesn't want to hurt anyone's feelings. Just because I don't weigh in on debates doesn't mean I don't care, or don't feel passionately, I just value feelings above telling people off. I think I'll take a little sabbatical from the board until we can all collect our thoughts and move on.