Katie - I am in agreeance with Virginia, find a more natural doctor. The only reason I did't pass on a doctor with Natalie is because I had so many medical problems, my plan was to actually use a midwife, which are accepted and paid for by the Ontario gouvernment. Had I been healthy I would have still given birth in hospital even with a midwife, but that's because my city is too small for birth centres.
Mary - Your pictures of the boys are adorable. Wonder how Natalie will do at our splash pad this year, it's small but the kids like it, she loved it last year.
Virginia - The shirt idea is wonderful. The other thing I heard of doing, for if your kid gets lost, is make a bracelet with your phone number that the kids can wear. You can even do it with plastic beads and let the kids help out.
ugh, our planned vacation for the summer just fell through. :sad11:
Katie - Are you TTC'ing soon?! Or are you still unsure when? I'll be hoping jumping on the TTC wagon in December or so!! Our pregnancies have overlapped before, maybe they will again! :D
Virginia - Sorry about your vacation!! :( That totally stinks! Can you do something else?
Mary - Those boys are so adorable! I'm so glad things are going better for you!!
Ashley - I said it over on FB, but super congrats on cute little Hudson! How adorable is he?!
AFM - We sold our house last week! Exciting, but SO stressful at the same time!! We had a house we loved, but the seller was unwilling to budge on his asking price. Kind of insane, especially in this market. Anyways, we've exhausted just about every other house on the market in our price range/specifications, and there is NOTHING. So we made one last ditch effort and offered him something else this morning, and he verbally agreed. We are putting it in writing tonight, so hopefully it will be signed tomorrow and it will be officially our new home!
Good luck, Jen! I hope you get his signature tonight!
AFM: we might be able to do something else for vacation. Or we could do our planned vacation in August instead if I get the all clear on the previa. Ugh. I was looking forward to a week off soon.
ETA: Raymond just lose his first tooth! Wow. Good thing, because the two bottom adult teeth are already coming in behind and at Raymond's cleaning last week the dentist said he wanted to pull the baby teeth soon. Now we just have one more to get out.
Virginia - Booo for the vacation falling through. That sucks. :( I can't believe Raymond is old enough to be losing teeth and getting adult teeth already! Wow... I love the shirt idea. I might have to do that... Thankfully, my parents were with us, so they could help watch our kids. It's really hard to keep up with all three of them and we're still adjusting to being outnumbered.
Jen - Congrats on selling your house. I'm so freaking jealous. We can't pull ourselves together enough to even get ours on the market. We always have something going on that needs our attention more urgently. Ugh...
AFM - Calvin broke ANOTHER BONE. :( I was out getting my hair cut, but DH said basically Calvin and Sean were fighting over a toy (the leap pad) and Sean pushed Calvin off a couch. He apparently has the WORST luck ever, because again, it was only maybe 1.5-2 feet onto carpeted floor, and he broke his clavicle. Uuuugggghhhhh.... I feel bad for him. He's not in too much pain if he doesn't try to move it, but then it's like he forgets it hurts and he'll go to point at something or to reach for something, and he'll SCREAM in pain. He let out a scream so horrible in the waiting area at the hospital that an employee came to make sure everything was okay. Yikes. At least the healing from this one should be better than the last one. No surgery, no cast, etc. He does have to wear a clavicle strap, but it's relatively small and not too cumbersome. The ends of the bone aren't displaced or anything, they're still close together, so the doc says it'll heal just fine without intervention beyond him wearing the strap thing...
I'm seeing the neurologist again tomorrow. I feel like death. Just putting that out there. Like at any minute, I'll either have a seizure or go paralyzed, or just keel over. I do not know what is wrong with me. My neck hurts SO freaking bad, and it's so stiff. The tingling is worse. I'm still having random muscle twitches and jerks. I hope the neurologist can help me figure this out. I was barely able to pull myself out of bed today. Actually, I got out of bed, then went back to bed and slept like 3 more hours. Thank goodness for my DH being a SAHD. If I were home alone on maternity leave while he went to work, I'd die. There is no way I could take care of all three of them by myself right now. :(
Mary - I really hope the doc can help you figure this out! It has to be something and since the major tests came back clear I'll hope it's something you can treat and deal with quickly! Poor Calvin! UGH! We've had that fight -- over the leap pad -- a million times. I've debated just buying another damn leap pad. Does that make me the laziest mom ever?
Virginia - sorry about vacation falling through! I would be totally bummed if ours did in July....I NEED vacation!
Jen - YAY on the house hope you get it all signed and you are in a new house in no time! December is a few months later I'm thinking Sept/Oct but we could over lap :)
Amanda - I think I may look in to some other folks. THe down side is any of the more natural folks will be 30-50 minutes away....the hospital I've delivered the last 2 at is 5 minutes away. Just more convenient with dogs and kids and juggling the masses!
DHs dad is having a pace maker put in tomorrow....not sure exactly what that entails (will google...) but it's definitely stressing DH out. Hopefully it all goes well....
Katie - I hope the surgery goes well.
Mary - I hope the neurologist can help you. And poor Calvin! I hope he heals quickly.
AFM: the vacation thing... we usually go in late August and I had tried to reschedule it for early July. I thought it was all set, but apparently it wasn't. But, we have some ideas and we'll do something fun that week. DH is due for a week off, anyway.
Katie - I always consider buying a second one too, lol... But half the time, they don't even want it. They'd rather have the kindle or nook because they have angry birds and candy crush saga on them, haha. They only want what the other one has. I hope the pacemaker helps. When my grandpa got his, he said he immediately felt so much better, more energetic, etc.
Virginia - I'm sure you guys will enjoy a week off regardless, considering all the long hours your DH works. :)
AFM - Just dealing with a kid with a broken bone, an almost 6 week old, and all my horrible symptoms. And the last couple days, I've had to go long periods of time without pumping, so my boobs are sore too. Fun.
Mary - you make my life (placenta previa, staying home with 3 kids, maybe having to move, etc) sound easy. get some pumping in! That's an easy one to solve, anyway.
ETA: I just signed the forms. We decided to start Oliver at preschool in September because of the previa, his slow speech, and his temper, and just because. We started the others at 3, so it seems early, but I think it'll be good for him.
And it means starting Sept 4th I'll have no kids at home Wed, Thurs, and Fri mornings. And in October Raymond will start having some full days at kindergarten. eek. I'm really looking forward to time with just DH and the baby, hopefully in October, when the others are at school. It will be such a treat.
Mary - oh no poor Calvin! I hope he heals quickly. I also hope the appt with the neurologist goes well. Have you discussed with possible epi complications with your dr? How can they even prove that?
Jen - congrats on selling your house! I hope the new one goes through.
Virginia - you can start preschool that early by you? They force us to wait for a certain birthday cutoff here, even if your kid is ready.
Katie - I hope your FIL feels better after his procedure.
AFM - I just had a really rough day, or afternoon really. I decided to take both kiddos to the pool by myself... Not a huge deal, usually anyway. Xander did great in the baby pool section, but kept wanting to go in the big pool. Only it was really cold and he was being a bit of a baby about it and wouldn't get it... So we went back to the baby pool, but he wanted in the big pool again and we went through the whole thing again. So I said if he didn't get in we were leaving - so we left. I feel really bad, actually. I had basically reached MY limited (just getting them dressed in suits, sunscreen, etc. leaves me done). So basically I was a crappy mom and made him leave when really he just didn't want to get in the cold water... But I already got in and got Benjamin used to the water, so I was just feeling so frustrated! He's actually always been like this and I've always been able to work with him to get him comfortable and in the water... But now I have a baby that I can't exactly just leave floating around, ya know? So I don't have enough hands! Or patience. heh. I just need him to be a "big boy" and do SOMETHING by himself! It's like this with everything - putting on his own clothes is the worst. He can do it and has plenty of times, but most days "it's too hard," "I can't," etc. He quits so easily and I don't really know how to handle it. I'm just too tired and mentally worn down right now and I'm having a hard time dealing. Aaaaahhhh! Okay, sorry to get all whiny. I just think I'm kind of a sucky mom to two kids - at least for now. I know once Benjamin gets a little mroe mobile and self sufficient that it'll get much easier. Right now he's a bit of a lump, though. heh. And Xander just hates doing stuff independently. Though I will say he's getting a ton better than he used to be, so he's improving. I think I'M the one that needs to be more patient.