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Old Jun 10th, 2014, 22:51 PM   3911
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Wamommy - I'm sorry you won't have a shower, but I'm glad that you get a break from being yelled at. No one, no matter who they are or what age they are needs to be yelled at. I hope that this break gives you the confidence boost you need to make some changes. At least you are off the hook for Father's Day!



 
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Old Jun 12th, 2014, 13:06 PM   3912
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Yay for a break wamommy! I hope you are enjoying it! And hey---I say if you are just home with all of the kids, who needs a shower anyways?! No one to impress!



 
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Old Jun 13th, 2014, 14:40 PM   3913
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Hi all,
I hope everyone is ok.
Especially you wamommy, home with four kiddos and having been shouted at. Your DH needs to have a big think about his attitude I say. Sorry.
I hope your time with the kids goes ok. I often find that while it is so hard being at home with my three, that somehow things go more smoothly... Hope that's the same for you.
I say get a picnic in a bag (like a super easy one...a bag of sandwiches and a box of biscuits!) and get those beautiful kids to a park where you can let them run wild and tire them out so they all sleep perfectly x x x x

Dragon, the time has flown!! I am voting boy. Xxxx

Here Kiara is saying things a little more clearly but only a little. But she has really cracked the word "duck". Her comforter is a little duck and she so loves it! She has also discovered being naughty. She pinches her brothers then laughs when I say no. Monkey.

My new avatar is her eating cherries from the tree in our garden yesterday. She loves them!

Her favourite snack at the moment is crab sticks.
And she is sleeping great 8-7.30 with just a few cries in her sleep every now and then. Perfect. Hope I haven't jinxed it now!.....
Doh

I have been feeling a little stressed. Mum seems a little confud lately, forgetting things that just happened earlier that day or a day or so ago. Am hoping it is just tiredness from her chemo and not the brain tumour growing. She also has pains in her ribcage which I am terrified are her liver tumours.....it's so scary.
She sent me a photo of her taken today though and she looks good. So that has helped a little.

I think I am comfort eating. DH is out and I just ate a whole pizza. Had half a pizza with him yesterday. And a whole one the day before!!! I must try harder to vary my diet! Lol.
And too much wine...ops. But when in France........ It's all so cheap, and nice!..
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Old Jun 14th, 2014, 00:02 AM   3914
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Helena - That is an adorable picture of Kiara. She looks so grown up and is certainly enjoying those cherries.

Wamommy - At least you have had a shower. LOL. I hope this time away from DH actually gives you a bit of a vacation.

A little whine here: I have a blood blister on my nipple and it hurts like the dickens! I blame a bad latch due to molars coming in. She keeps trying to feel them with her tongue while nursing, which isn't really possible without causing me loads of pain. But... she only does it on one side. The other side she latches normally and causes no pain.

Anyways... I'm tired and going to go to bed. Have a good weekend everyone! We have a full day tomorrow with one cat and four dogs already on the books...



 
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Old Jun 15th, 2014, 14:43 PM   3915
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Ouch Kellen!! Wow, nursing seems so long ago to me!
I nursed my first until 17 months, but only 3 months each for my second two. So it seems an age ago! How long are planning to keep nursing?
I kind of wish I had carried on longer for purely selfish reasons - it was such a great weight loss tool for me first time around!! I could hardly eat enough



 
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Old Jun 15th, 2014, 15:59 PM   3916
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Ouch, Kellen. I hope you heal quickly! I was packing up my breast pump and getting it ready for a new home just yesterday. It was a bit sad, but kind of awesome too. The breast pump and I have always had a love/hate relationship, and part of me is glad to see it go! That said, I still get a twinge of sadness every time Luca nuzzles like he wants to nurse and I know he can't... Good for you for nursing so long!

Helena, Kiara is SO cute in your avatar! What a sweet girl. I'm sorry to hear your Mom is seeming off. I can't imagine how hard that is! You have every right to comfort eat. That, and pizza is tasty, lol. I still have 15 pounds to lose to get down to pre-Max weight... urgh.

We're surviving here, believe it or not! I've finally found a rhythm that works for us and today has been fairly smooth. I'm beginning to actually enjoy it! Grandma came down today and is outside gardening our much-neglected yard with the girls as we speak.

Max is LOVING DH being gone because I let him get away with everything... I think it's good for him though. His language and physical ability are growing exponentially. He's started using a bunch of new words (ball, bear, help, hot) and he can run and kick a ball now! I've taken Helena's advice and let the kids loose at a park where the girls could play and slide and Max could explore the grass field. He ate bird poop, but it could have been worse.



 
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Old Jun 15th, 2014, 16:12 PM   3917
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Oops! I forgot to mention that Max had his 15 month appointment (a month late because his Dr was out of town) last week and he seems super healthy. My only concern is that he is 12th percentile for height and 90th for weight!! Poor little bowling ball. I blame his giant head for the extra weight.



 
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Old Jun 16th, 2014, 06:55 AM   3918
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Oh heads are indeed heavy!! Hahaha, lovely little chunk. It's good to have a bit of extra weight at this age surely.
Glad to hear you are coping well.
Bird poop....who worries about bird poop!? Lol. Xx



 
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Old Jun 17th, 2014, 21:05 PM   3919
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Wamommy - I am so glad that you have developed a happy routine and that Max is thriving without DH. I might hazard a guess that this helps you with future decisions knowing that your kiddos can survive and thrive with just mommy and other family around.

Helena - I don't know how long we'll go with nursing. At first I said 18 months. Then bumped it back to two years after reading the WHO recommendations. Now I'm up in the air and will probably allow Teagen to self-wean sometime after two. Right now we are practicing don't ask don't offer, but she wants to nurse every 15 to 45 minutes But I agree that it is a fantastic way to stay slim. I weigh less now than I did before she was born.

Today was a tough one. Teagen was super clingy from the moment she woke up. We had three dogs come in this morning so I ended up putting Teagen in the Ergo so she could be on me while I washed the dogs since our help does arrive until 9. Then she decided a nap at 10:30 was in order and slept until 12:30. Great! So we ran to town, did some banking and brought home lunch. At 4 she was tired and cranky and I fought her for an hour trying to convince her sleep is good. It didn't happen.

Now I am tired and cranky and told DH that if I didn't get five minutes to myself without a small person whining and pulling on me I was going to self destruct. He kind of gave me a blank stare. So I sucked it up and went and started to play with Teagen. About fifteen minutes later he wonders into the room and states: If you put some pants and a diaper on her I'll take her out for a stroll. So out strolling they are. I think they are probably at the ice cream shop that is literally right behind our building.

In other awesome news... My grandmother bought Teagen a house. Yes... technically the whole family will be living there. But to quote my grandmother: "I'm not so keen on the house, but it is big enough to grow with Teagen. And there is room to get her a horse." So my mom and grandma are coming up tomorrow to sign papers and we'll be going over to the house to see if there is any furniture or farm equipment that they want to sell for a reasonable price. Then this weekend we head back down to the original farm and pack up the RV we've been living in for a year. Thankfully most of our stuff is still in storage, we just have clothes and misc paperwork that needs to be boxed up.



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2014, 10:12 AM   3920
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A HOUSE, Kellen?? Yay!! That's amazing!! Have you seen it yet? What do you think? What a generous, amazing gift. You go, Grandma.

DH came in on the plane late last night. I picked him up at 11pm and didn't get to sleep until 1am or so. His body is apparently used to the 3-hour time difference because he's still sleeping and it's after 8! So much for catching up on my own sleep...

Luca is crying. Sigh... I'm off to save the day!



 
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