July Chat Thread
Happy July 1!
Happy Baby month, Ash!!
Katie - glad Evan had fun at your friends house, sounds like a good time.
Amanda - try avocado and coconut oil (not together). Both have really good fats. One of the little boys I worked with was VERY underweight and his mom incorporated those into his diet daily (smoothies for a while) and he finally started gaining. He was allergic to dairy so she didn't include that, but since Natalie isn't it could also help. Happy Canada Day!
Virginia - how far from NYC are you? It's not really common for women to have children young here either unless they are religious. Glad you found some friends to hang out with. I don't have too many mom friends but just finding a few was so nice. I wanted to get a water sling for the shower but it turns out Lily really hates the shower so I'm glad I didn't. We don't have a pool so it wouldn't get any use.
Mary - Glad Sean had a good birthday! I want to do something low key like that for Lily's birthday.
Laura - sending lots of good thoughts to your mom. *hugs* to you too!
I'm forgetting a lot and I'm sorry - I'm expecting Lily to wake up from a nap any second, but she seems to be defying expectations. I kind of feel trapped waiting though - since her naps are usually short I didn't do anything I needed to (like shower) because I figured I would get interrupted, but she has been sleeping much longer than normal. I'm tempted to just take a quick shower.
No real plans for the weekend, but DH will have finished his projects so maybe we will do something local.
Thanks!! :yahoo: I know what you mean about being trapped by naps. Brekke was always a really short napper until she got much older (like over 1) and I felt like after the first little bit, I was stuck sort of in limbo waiting for her to wake up.
Originally Posted by faeriecurls
I read the other thread but can't remember anything now. :mad: Oh well. Having a lot of contractions today, but they aren't very consistent so I think they are probably just BH. It is supposed to be less hot today so I think I'm going to take Brekke to the park in a little while after I go "swing by" Baby Steals (it is like 30 mins from me) and pick up something I ordered last week.
Laura, I hope things go well with your mom!
Ash, HAPPY baby month! Have fun at the park with Brekke.
Virginia, I'm glad you found a fun mom group. I have the same issue with the playgroup we go to - it's run by one of the churches here and 95% of the people in it belong to the church, so they all know each other and I have a hard time breaking into the conversation. But that's also because I have a hard time breaking into groups, I just never know what to say. I wish I were more social!
Mary, sounds like Sean had a great b-day!
Erica, hope you got in a good shower. I'm glad Xander is a good napper - BUT you have to stay quiet. If I evne do dishes and clink one dish against something he will wake up. It is so frustrating because that would be 2+ hours to do chores without him hanging all over me, but I can't do anything more than laundry. lol.
AFM, the house is clean, the dishes are done, I'm nearly caught up with laundry.. What the heck is going on here? hahaha. I'm never on top of things like that. I think I've been motivated since we're going camping this weekend (given the weather doesn't change) and I don't want to come home to a messy house.
Oh geez, DH just gave Xander a Flamin' Hot Cheeto. WTH was he thinking?! :rolleyes: I just gave him some avocado out of my salad and that seems to have helped. heh.
Ashley - YAY baby month!! WOOT! Hope the cntx turn in to something ;)
Erica - I always showered during naps.....I figured if he woke up at least he was safely confined lol Now he generally wakes up and plays anyway so it's no big deal.
Lauren - I never know what to say either in new groups. I felt that way a lot yesterday. Nice women but they are all fairly well off -- long story short my friend married in to a family that owns a successful chain of car dealerships so this group of people were mostly her family and close family friends who are all tied to the dealerships or their boatclub etc Not that we have financial issues in the least but we're not part of the Lake George Boat Club either LOL I tend to have most in common with my dogs friends except they all lack kids. Bah!
Speaking of crazy another friend from HS married a very wealthy woman. Like way beyond the friend above. I'm talking pre-nup $5 million dollar trust fund just for her wealthy in addition to the rest of her family money. So he just sent me a MLS listing for the house they bought in San Diego.... $1.3 Mil. It's beautiful - roof top deck, 2 blocks from the ocean, beautiful back patio. But it's crazy to think of someone who grew up down the block from me someone I had to DRAG to the mall to buy something clothing that wasn't ugly cords from JC Penny's close out (seriously the guy was soooo bad) is now sporting gucci and buying a $1.3 mil house. That was rather long and pointless haha I should do some work for work or rescue but I think instead I may read :)
Ash - hope you don't have to deal with too many BH before the real contrax start!
Lauren - poor Xander! DH does stuff like that sometimes, too. When Raymond was 2 DH gave him a piece of really strong homemade garlic bread. After Raymond tried it he downed a bunch of milk then demanded that DH "take yucky stuff off!"
Erica - GL with the naps. I've been lucky that all my boys seem to like long naps. Even Oliver already does 2-3 hours in the swing once a day.
Katie - lucky friend!
I've found the best "pick-up line" for meeting other moms is to ask how old their LO is then talk milestones, size, how cute their kid is, etc. usually they'll reply in kind. It works when talking to dads, too. Some of my others favorites to throw in are "she's so cute", "That's such a fun age", "I have all boys" (good when talking to a mom of a little girl), "they grow so fast", etc. Stupid little things, but they do seem to work! Next week I'm hoping to meet several moms I "picked-up" that way. The group I mentioned and a woman who has a little boy who shares Alex's birthday.. and is as big as Alex! :)
Hello all! I read everything, but gotta get ready to go to work, so no personals at the moment. Just wanted to share that DH and I are officially going on our first date since SEAN was born... It's planned for 2 weeks from today. I pre-ordered tickets for us to see the last Harry Potter movie and my parents are going to watch the babies. It should be fun, but I think DH was more hesitant to leave them than I was, haha.
And in other news... It was a year ago today that I got my BFP with Cal. :D
Happy 4th Weekend :)
We found a great deal on some patio furniture so we bought that along with a kiddie pool, a water table, and a little gazebo thing for the yard. SO we have a new table on the deck with a big umbrella and then we have the gazebo thing out in the yard with our old table under it so there's somewhere shaded to sit while Evan plays! We had a friend and her daughter over today and we all had fun out in the yard. Tomorrow we'll play out some more the weather should be great and then dinner at our family's camp. I love the weather :) I love summer!
Katie - Sounds awesome! I wish we had more shade. We have a table with umbrella, but that's about it. If only our 25 trees would grow a bit more, haha...
Here's something neat... Those on fb have probably seen the pics already, but anyway... I broke my 365 project into 2 albums because it was getting so big and we're at the halfway point in the year, so it was good timing. I noticed that my first pic in each album was Sean sitting in his chair eating, so I decided to put them together. I am AMAZED by the change in 6 months!!! :eek:
Bonus of my sweetie Cal tonight:
ETA: My body may or may not be attempting to O. Yesterday, right when I was about to leave work, I felt a gush... Panicked a bit thinking it was AF. Got home to find lots of watery CM. It continued through the evening until bedtime when there was definite EWCM, although not quite as abundant as it would normally be.. Still quite a bit. I hope this doesn't mean AF is planning to return in the next couple weeks. That would suck!!
Caught up reading but gotta go get Dana from Nana's house, then it's off to Promenade, a street festival of sorts downtown, they have it every Canada Day weekend.
Gah... More EWCM last night... lots of it. Nooooo! My whole BC plan, aside from abstinence (lol) was to not ovulate, hahaha.. ;)