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Old Mar 17th, 2017, 10:11 AM   4971
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Apple - That sounds like a lovely family outing with your young ones! I would love to take O to Disney World because he is loves with Mickey. I know he's not old enough to remember it, but it would still be great!

Slammer - I still think you'll do fine! I'm sure it would be easier to think about if Jack did well in vehicles.

So, Disney is at it again. I can't click anywhere on the page. I had to change to the mobile version.

T doesn't want set down today. He's happy just sitting on my lap at least. They needed baths last night and I didn't get to it so I'll be doing that here in a bit. Then later I'm going to look at a new house then also one that we were thinking about buying. I need another feel for it. I've thought about it a lot and I don't think it feels right, but maybe I'll get excited again when I see it. The other one is similar to it in size, but just a single level with 3 bedrooms. No real pictures of it online so I'm hoping it's nice inside. Has a partial finished basement, just not as much finished. Maybe could do more. Definitely worth a look. I always laugh at myself. As soon as I think I might want a house I start looking at remodeling and updating ideas for it lol



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2017, 10:21 AM   4972
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Literati - hope the family visiting is going well. That must be a little stressful.

I hate clutter and really want to minimize a bit over the coming months.

I hope you can get your DD back to her class soon. DH kind of wants to enroll DD in Tae Kwon Do now as well because there's a place right nearby and it would be another activity to keep her busy and off the TV, but low effort for us, lol. We must spoil her. She keeps coming home from daycare asking to do something “exciting”. Sheesh kid, not every day can be exciting!

Apple - I can just imagine your stepson is a hit with the ladies! We Americans sure do love a good accent.

Congrats on DTD! That is news worth sharing, hehe.

AliJo - sorry the first day back at work went a bit rough for DH. I'm sure it will take a bit of time for them to get into a rhythm. DH was just asking me if we should start introducing bottles next week to get Jack used to it. I spose we will, but I think since it won't be an every day thing there is still a good chance that he’ll resist them when I go back.

DH had the two kids on his own for a grand total of 36 minutes yesterday while I was on the phone with my friend. He nearly lost his mind! Hahahaha. Jack fussing and DD wanting food. Welcome to my evenings dude.

Ally - that’s nice that Isa loves tummy time. It would give me a chance to get a thing or two done if Jack liked it.

I hope you clear your new clocked duct quickly! Enjoy your weekend away. Sounds lovely.

Glad Isa gave you a nice stretch of sleep...jealous!

AFM - I really do need to try to get out of the house with both kids...but there's not much to do when it's cold. Can't wait for it to warm up so we can do playgrounds and walks. I used to get DD outside a lot when it was just me and her. I mean, I'm not even going anywhere with them today...just have to drive five mins with Jack to go get DD and then back!

Getting more and more annoyed with my lack of weight loss. Sigh.

Kind of want to be intimate with DH in some way (still not ready to try sex) but we have no chance really.

Mentioned my freezer stash already...quite proud of it, lol. I just use my manual pump 1-2 times a day and pump about 3 oz each time and just sock that away into the freezer. If I didn't have the hand pump I wouldn't be doing it at all because the electric one is too much work to set up.



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2017, 10:41 AM   4973
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Slammer - What manual pump do you have? I need to get one. I still have a large stock pile but I'd like to add more. I only add to it a couple of times a week. Like yesterday T napped forever and I had to pump. I think a manual would be easier for me to just pump real quick and stash.

Baths are done. I really need a shower myself but we'll see if I get the chance. When T is napping I can get O to stay near me and shower real quick.

My lower back hurts pretty bad today. Standing hurts.. blah..



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2017, 11:15 AM   4974
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I have the Medela Harmony. So easy to assemble/disassemble. I just throw everything in a bowl of hot soapy water when done.



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2017, 16:32 PM   4975
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Update: pickup went fine! Jack didn't cry at all in the car. He was a little pissy while inside getting DD, but no biggie.



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2017, 17:35 PM   4976
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Ali - sounds like you know exactly what I mean with another kid terrorizing your house! I am also the type who likes to keep all our toys organized, so cleaning up takes especially long. My friend also just has the throw the toys into a bin system, and she often lets all the toys be dumped out in her house all day, so makes sense that the toddler is a bit more used to dumping things. The last time we were over there, my dd1 said to her, "your kitchen is kind of messy!" Hahaha! I felt bad. Kids are so blunt!

Pompey - agh, that's annoying your hubby lets the house get so covered in toys when you aren't home. It is such a pain to clean up!! I hate living in a disaster zone. I, too, have gone out of the house with two a lot because I've just had to. With preschool I'd imagine you're doing it constantly!

Slammer - Thanks. Family is now home but it was good to see them. My one cousin announced she's pregnant! First baby. Exciting.
I'm glad your trip to pick up dd from daycare went well! That is funny your dd is always asking to do something exciting!

AFM - I don't know how you all manage to pump so much. I never have time. I have finally made the effort this week since I need some for later this month, but have still only managed to put away 11 oz total, with great effort.

I had an okay week, with some stressful moments, but yesterday was quite a bad day, as dd1 basically completely terrorized me. I think this is the worst age I have ever experienced. I can hardly wait until she grows out of it. Part of it was she was quite overtired. This nap transition is difficult. Anyway, today I felt extremely listless and glum. Kept crying on and off. Finally took a nap this afternoon and am feeling a bit better now. Happy weekend.



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2017, 18:10 PM   4977
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After our amazing nap day on Tuesday, yesterday was a nightmare. She wouldn't let me put her down, waking immediately. Only slept in my arms, and then very restlessly. And overnight the same problem. I think we got 3 hours of sleep between 9pm and 6am. But she managed to sleep on my chest from 6am - 9am, and then thankfully today was better with all of her naps lasting an hour! We got a new swaddle sack. She had outgrown the halo sack I had (lengthwise) but the next size up that we have was way too big for wrapping around her and I couldn't get a good swaddle (it was given to me used so it might just be stretched out). And I didn't like how I kept finding it up over her mouth. I bought the swaddleme wrapsack and I like the design SO much better than the halo ones, and I thought I was in love with the halo version. She didn't even fight me wrapping her in it, and was asleep in just two minutes of our routine.

Melody's been having a rough time eating the last several days, basically refusing to eat at all. She'll start to suck and then stop after 1-2 minutes and start screaming. The only way she's eating the last several days is after I give her tylonel, then she'll eat for 20-30 minutes. Since i don't like giving her tylonel unless I really think she needs it, I only did that yesterday and on Sunday, so she has barely eaten in between. I was worried it might be reflux because of the way she was screaming, except she never spits up, so then I was thinking it could be "silent reflux". My sister was here today so she started looking in her mouth and we can SEE the tip of her bottom tooth coming in. It's not quite broken all the way through yet but we can see it.

I KNEW I wasn't crazy.


In other news - I weighed and measured her. She's 24.5 inches long now and 12.5 lbs! She grew 1 inch and 1.5 lbs since her March 1 check up! She's growing so fast!


Ali - I'm so sorry that you have to return to work.

I love my fitbit! Before I was pregnant I tend to get 8,000-10,000 when teaching depending on the type of day I was having. When I'm at home I rarely get close to that. But since Melody seems to like bouncing on the yoga ball when she's fussy I spend a lot of time doing that and my fitbit thinks I'm exercising (it actually registers it as time on an elliptical ) so it's been saying I've been hitting 10-12,000 without any effort!

That sucks that the house you really wanted got away. I hate the idea of settlings for less when buying a house. It seems like so much money to spend for something that could be "settling". But .2 acre is not bad!

Oh I'm sorry that T only ate 8 ounces total. Probably stress from the changes. I'm sure he'll eat better now.



Apple - My doctor didn't even mention the injection, but I don't know if i like the idea of getting on something that if I have crappy side effects I can't "take it out", I would just have to ride it out, whereas with the pill or IUD I can just stop or have it removed whenever I want. the only thing that annoys me about the mini pill is that I have to take it at the same time (or within 3 hours) every day.

Wow Ollie is getting big! That's so great! What is "slimming world" ?


Slammer - So sorry that you had a crappy night. Sounds like both Jack and Melody were not having a great time last night.

Great job getting onto the treadmill! That's great! I need to start getting out to the gym and exercising.


Lite - I am so relieved that she's having decent naps! I was really worried about when I go back to work and she'd never get any sleep or her caregivers would never get anything done. I agree, M and V would have great play dates rolling around!

Oh no! I hope V is okay and doesn't end up with a concussion!



Ally - Oh no! I'm so sorry about another blocked duct!

Pompey -Wow! That's so impressive the stock you have! I hope the milk donation place gets in contact iwth you. I think it's so great you're going to donate.



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2017, 22:17 PM   4978
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Lite - Children really have no filters! I would feel terrible if a child said that about my place. I wouldn't be mad at them, but I'd be feeling like I can't even meet the approval of a child!

I'm sorry about the rough day. I'm glad the nap helped. If O did drop his nap I know I'd be struggling with him a lot more. He still gets so tired and he's enough of a challenge as it is. It is a very trying age. I'll tel you what.. I'm not excited for the talking back stage!

Watching Blippi on YouTube.. ugh.. children! Actually he's at a children's museum and I definitely think I should take O to the one near by! He'd have a blast! I'll feel kind of odd being there. A girl from my little brother's class worked there and was shot and killed there by someone who was stalking her. It's sad.. they have an exhibit honoring her now.

Angel - Sounds like painful gums is the reason she's not eating. Tylenol might be a good thing then since you wouldn't want her to get dehydrated. As soon as the tooth cuts she'll be much happier. Look into baby Orajel or something like it as well.

That's funny about it reading your bouncing as working out on an elliptical! Reads me rocking T. I definitely don't move enough on my days off.


Well, the house we looked at for the first time was a big nope. We loved the space it had, but it needed A LOT of work. They were asking WAY too much. They won't be selling for quiet awhile at that price. Then on the disclosure they said there was no known pests yet there were bug bombs sitting in plain sight. Also, it wasn't clean. Dirt built up in corners and the carpet was nasty. Now I know exactly why there was no pictures.

We looked at the one I was thinking about buying again. I was hoping I'd get a good feeling about it, but I didn't. It's a big nope. The second bedroom was way too small for both boys. I couldn't remember how big it was. So, waiting game for something new to show up. She said there should be a lot more coming on because it's March. I'm bummed because I really wanted something to work and now I just feel like I'll be waiting forever because there isn't anything currently that works. I'll miss our realtor. Even O loves her. I honestly wish she was my children's grandma! She brought O some putty to play with and then later O was wanting her to pick him up and was giving her hugs. She'd go around and shut lights off with him and help him to the switches. I told her when we find the house we want he's going to miss her.

T is a sleep for the night. Trying to get O there. I'm exhausted.

Hope everyone has a good weekend.



 
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Old Mar 18th, 2017, 09:59 AM   4979
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Sorry I haven't been on for a while. I have been reading but haven't had time to reply. I'm sorry that I don't have time now, either, but I need to vent some frustration.
Dh came home from his business trip and had spent time with his sister while he was there ( much to my annoyance because it meant more time away from us, but I didn't argue). Unfortunately, I had angered his sister when they were here visiting when ds was just a few weeks old. Their last day was on a day when ds was feeding every 1.5-2 hours and we were both exhausted. He wanted me to go and visit them, which would have involved a long drive both ways. I was almost in tears and refused. Both of them were annoyed and while I can understand why, since she won't see him again for a long time, I couldn't understand why she couldn't come to me with her husband and kids. Anyway, dh has almost gotten over it until he spent time with her and it all started up again. His attitude when he came back was awful and he was telling me that he didn't like my attitude! I'm like, I have made my son's welfare a priority over his family's demand and apparently he doesn't like that. It seems that he hadn't quite realised that this little person in our lives takes up a ridiculous amount of time and energy. That this little person's well-being is far more important than other people's. That my well-being, especially while I'm breastfeeding is more important than the impression he wants to give to his family. That what is good for him and what worked when it was just him and I, don't necessarily work now that this little person is here. I have worked that out because I have spent so much time with ds, but he hasn't spent nearly enough time with him to realise that.

To top it all off, my mum is getting ready to leave this week so I'm hyper stressed and so is she. She knows how much she has been doing around the house and for me and the baby and we're both worried that dh won't step up to his responsibilities when she leaves.

I have a feeling it is going to be a very emotional week... Thanks for letting me vent!



 
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Old Mar 18th, 2017, 11:39 AM   4980
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Literati - oh my that's funny about DD commenting on your friend’s kitchen. I'm probably more of a just throw everything in the toy basket person, but I do like to keep things like blocks and puzzles separated.

Congrats to your cousin!

So sorry you had a bad day and then a glum day. You're on your own so much...it has to be totally exhausting!

Angel - baby sleep is not exactly a linear progression..well maybe for some lucky few, lol. Hope you have more good than bad days. I wouldn't worry too much about other caregivers. Everyone finds their own way and babies will often do things for other people that they won't do for you.

That's crazy she's actually getting a tooth!

AliJo - I think you're right to not pull the trigger on that house if you don't feel right with it. There are bound to be more options in the next couple months.

Newbie - sorry to hear about the troubles with DH. I definitely agree that the baby and your well being come before making appearances with family. Many times with a baby you just have to say “no” to doing certain things. I really hope he steps up after your mom leaves.

AFM - easy evening last night...Jack was sleepy and I pretty much wore him all evening while he slept so it was almost like it was just me and DD. She went to bed easy too and didn't wake during the night. Jack didn't sleep that well and I had to move to the glider around 2:00 for the rest of the night.

No plans for the weekend really. Hope we're not all too bored and stir crazy.



 
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