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Old Dec 30th, 2013, 15:33 PM   3481
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wamommy--- that's how I am with Camden, too--he screams for me in the stroller, so carriers are ideal!

I told DH earlier (when my family wanted to come visit this weekend) that I'm tired of people. . .but I haven't spoke with him since his mum called me this afternoon. . .I'm dreading it. . .it usually is a totally different story with him when it's HIS mum...we shall see. I'd be okay with it if she came after we put Camden to bed, let us go out to a movie or something, then left.. . but I know she'd want to be here during the day to see Camden and then she'd probably stay the night and want to see him the next day too.. . .and then my weekend would be over. . .which is so precious since I work all week long. . . *sigh*

I'm so sorry to hear that your mum wrote such a mean email. I wonder why? To me, it looks like you have a great parenting style! Your kids seem lovely! Something I keep having to tell myself is that everyone is going to think we should be doing it differently--but they don't know your child(ren) like you do. And we kind of have to just go with what is right for US and ignore those who criticize. My younger sister is so uplifting in this area---she always says: "It's your baby--you decide", whereas my older sister criticizes me a lot. I just shrug it off when I can (but it's sooo hard!) you're doing great, wamommy!! I hope it resolves soon for you!!



 
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Old Dec 30th, 2013, 17:49 PM   3482
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Today it clicked with Teagen. She can walk. All by herself. It is seriously cute and kind of funny. She will take a few steps and then start going faster. Since she hasn't learned how to slow down when she starts to fall forward she launches herself straight out as far as she can go before she hits the ground and takes off at a mad crawl. I simply must video it and try to find someway to post it on here.
I'm sitting here giggling over that mental image. I need to see it! Way to go Teagen!

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I made a list of baby names that I like. It's not complete... more of a brainstorm. I already told DH that I am choosing the name this time, since he cornered me into names he liked the last 2 times. Which ones do you like??


Girl:

Aveline
Fiona
Violet
Isla
Quinn
Lyla
Serafina
Vivienne

Boy:

Luca
Jack
Finn
Quinn
Leo
Atticus

I'm also looking for "virtue" middle names for both boys and girls, and so far I've come up with Serenity and Felicity for girls and Pax for a boy. We already have kids with middle names Grace, Hope, Faith and Love...
I like Serafina and Jack!



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2013, 09:14 AM   3483
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I am a huge fan of Quinn. In fact, once, at the beginning of our pregnancy DH and I had discussed using Quincy as a name for either a boy or girl. Finn was also on my list for a boy.

Does anyone have exciting plans for tonight? My parents are baby sitting for us. Our exciting plans include going out to eat (by ourselves!) and then going to see Saving Mr. Banks. I seriously doubt we'll manage to stay up until midnight to ring in the New Year. The movie starts at 8:40 so we'll be home before midnight.

Oh, and no testing will be going on here. AF returned with a vengeance. I did manage to capture Teagen on video. Now I am going to go see if I can link it here.



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2013, 09:23 AM   3484
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http://youtu.be/kOz-7JZWuzc
Here she is in all her wobbly glory.



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2013, 09:33 AM   3485
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Oh my gosh Kellen---that is SO cute!! And sooo impressive! Camden is still pulling himself along with his hands---his legs trailing behind. . .lol. . .not even a proper crawl yet. He can't even pull himself up to things yet. If I prop him on something, he can hang on for a bit standing up. . .but that's about it! And Teagen just gets cuter by the day!!

Our plans are staying in, watching a movie, and going to bed way before midnight! We might go see the Desolation of Smaug this weekend (huge LOTR fans here! ) Let me know how you like Saving Mr Banks---it looks really good!



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2013, 11:45 AM   3486
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I have been a huge Tolkien fan since the 90s, but I am ticked off at the addition of Tauriel in the newest Hobbit so I am boycotting it. LOL. I am a purist snob.



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2013, 12:02 PM   3487
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Oh my goodness, Teagen is such a big girl!! She's such a great walker, too! I am also very impressed. What a cutie, Kellen! I'm sorry to hear AF made an appearance (or happy she did? lol... If you guys are wanting to wait). At least you know now. I still can't get over that video. Poor Mister Max is still working on crawling, too... I can't wait for him to start toddling around!

Our plans tonight are probably just staying in and watching something on Netflix. I haven't seen a movie in the theater in over 5 years! How sad is that? I'll probably wake the kids up at 11:30 or so and let them watch the countdown and fireworks on the Space Needle with us. I'm not really in a go-on-a-date-with-DH mood anyhow. He picked a fight with me last night and said some truly inappropriate things to me in front of the girls. (he yelled "suck my d---" at me ) I was up all night last night thinking about all of the ways I'm stuck with an absolute ass for a husband. What is WITH everyone attacking me these days? I swear they're like sharks and start swarming when I'm weak or injured.

I read the Tolkien books over and over as a kid but have yet to watch one of the movies. I'm always afraid they just won't live up to my imagination and I'll be disappointed. Is that the case with all of the Lord of the Rings series??



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2013, 12:17 PM   3488
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oh wamommy---I am so sorry! That is sooo inappropriate of your DH to say in front of your girls--I would be livid! (Along with the fact that I would be livid that he said that to me in the first place!) I am so sorry your marriage is so rough. Is there anything you can do---counseling? Maybe even separate for a bit or something? I hope something happens so you don't have to be so stressed about it. We're here if you need anything.

The LOTR movies are amazing. Absolute amazing. However, you have to set aside the fact that they won't be 100% like the books. . .as with most movies. *sigh* But, if you're able to put that on the table and enjoy the similarities and the amazing work that went into the movies, I'd recommend them COMPLETELY! I love them.



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2014, 08:09 AM   3489
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Well, I bought the Ergo! I'm so excited! Camden liked it when I tried it on around the house. Now, I need it to get warm so I can tote him around outside!



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2014, 12:13 PM   3490
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Kellen, that video is amazing! Teagen is SO cute!! I can't believe how well she's walking already

Gunnar is crawling for real now, and pulling himself up to cruise on everything. He's a little bruised up though, because he hasn't figured out what will support his weight and what will not, so he takes some spills. Yesterday, he wanted something out of his reach on the coffee table, so he climbed up onto the bottom part of his walker to get some extra height. He didn't take into account the wheels, though, and I caught him just as it rolled out from under him and he was about to hit the corner of the table. I think it's a matter of weeks until he's walking or at least standing alone.

Lily hasn't started crawling or pulling up yet, but she scoots around on her tummy and will cruise if you stand her up. However, she has started the constant questions already! I thought I had some time before that started.

"What's that? What's this? What's that? That. That! THAT!!"

We have pictures of all the cousins and aunts and uncles on the fridge, and she points to each one and wants us to name them so she can try to say each name.

Me: "That's Keira."
Lily: "Kya!"

Me: "This is Finn."
Lily: "Enn!"

Me: "That's Aunt Shannon."
Lily: "Nana!"

We can't walk anywhere near the fridge without going through the whole process. Gunnar on the other hand, is just like 'put me down so I can destroy something!'



 
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