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Old Mar 18th, 2017, 17:00 PM   4981
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Ali - someone was killed AT a children's museum? That's awfully scary! We have a children's museum here too but it's kind of crappy. In the next couple years they are going to be updating it and moving locations, and then it will be really neat!

It really is a trying age. I am sure all ages have their challenges, but I do hope it gets somewhat easier at some point!

I am sorry T didn't consume much milk when you were at work. Sounds like he might start reverse cycling a bit. Or hopefully he will just get used to you being at work and will start taking more for your DH.

Thankfully my friend wasn't offended (or at least said she wasn't)! Hehe.

Newbie - that is frustrating that there was so much upset over you saying no to seeing your SIL the one time. It is so hard to juggle things with a new baby, and there are definitely a lot of things you have to say no to in the beginning. I wish both your SIL and DH would understand.
I'm sorry your mom is leaving. It will definitely be an adjustment with no help (it sure has been for me), but I am sure you will do just fine! The first week will probably be the worst. I hope your husband will step up and actually help more. Sounds like he might have gotten a bit spoiled with your mom helping so much. You might have to have an honest, up-front conversation about what you are expecting of him in terms of help. Sometimes husbands can be quite clueless and also a bit selfish at times...

Slammer - Thanks. It really is tiring. Blah!
It definitely is nice to keep blocks and puzzles separated!
Glad you had an easy evening. I haven't had one of those in a while. V has been really fussy in the evenings again, but oh well. I am sorry Jack didn't end up sleeping well at night. I would be so exhausted if I had to go sit up in the rocking chair in the middle of the night! I hope he sleeps better soon.


AFM - we have had an exhausting day. We were out of the house for 5.5 hours straight! I am so tired and nauseated now (I tend to get a bit car sick). I also have a headache. Bleh. It was fun at the time, though. We had brunch at a friend's place and then went shopping for double strollers. Found a used one for a decent price but it felt like driving a bus. Ended up leaning towards the most expensive one we looked at last time, but they didn't have in stock, so we will think about it a bit more and then order online if we decide to get it. At least we got to try it out with both dd1 and V in it, so I know it works well.



 
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Old Mar 18th, 2017, 17:44 PM   4982
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Lite - Yeah.. it was a really sad ordeal and really messed up. I'm pretty sure it was at the museum since she worked there and it happened in the mall where it's located. Basically he was obsessed with her and she turned him down.

I think we'll have a sweet spot right before they hit puberty so it will be short lived and we'll have to wait till they are adults haha

I get car sick as well. I have to keep my eyes on the road and roads with a lot of curves are pure evil. Glad it was a nice day out. What stroller are you thinking about?

Slammer - I'm sure something will come around or I'll get a full time position and be able to afford more. I just don't see a full time position working out unless we move over there.

I bet it felt kind of good for it to just feel like you and DD for awhile. I like it when I takes a longer nap because then I feel like I actually get to spend time with O. I feel bad when I have to cut it off quick because T woke up.

Newbie - I'm so sorry.. he doesn't seem understanding at all. I feel like his sister took all that time to make sure he'd treat you like crap when he came back. I'd be so mad. I really hope it blows over soon for your sake.


Nothing going on here. Just got T down for a nap in our bed. He was needing one. Hasn't taken a good one all day.

I've been irritable today. Just frustrated with the house hunting and then frustrated with the apartment since I have no room and it's just feeling cluttered all the time. I can't stand it. I went through a rage and tossed some house plants which isn't like me because I love having them just so it wouldn't take up space. About started tossing more stuff today. I can't even remember what it was now.



 
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Old Mar 19th, 2017, 00:41 AM   4983
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Have had a couple fussy days with Lillian and could never finish a post, so sorry for the super late replies! Trying to catch up now.

Literati- I do like chick flicks! I haven't seen any newer ones but up to 2010ish I've probably seen all! What are your favorites?
Concussion watch sounds scary, I'm sure everything will be fine. Poor thing though.
I haven't joined the fb group either!
Is it active lately (anyone who is in it)?
Sounds like you had a productive day even though I'm sure it was exhausting for that long! Maybe you could find the stroller for sale or a coupon or something!

Ali- she was a little crabby and fought sleep but the Tylenol did help! She's also just leaving her second leap according to the app so I think some could be attributed to that.
Your coworker sounds annoying and frustrating to deal with. Hopefully this doesn't sound too mean but for your sake I hope she isn't there too much longer, I'm sure it would make work better for you!
I need to do better about watching what I eat as well. It's too easy to grab something fast to eat which usually means unhealthy.
I'm sorry about the house and waiting game. How frustrating. Hopefully the perfect house does come along sooner rather than later!
Lillian didn't get a good nap in today either until late evening! Then she slept for 2ish hours, woke to eat, and is now down for the night.
I can imagine the lack of space is frustrating and the fact that you guys haven't found a house yet-it's understandable.

Ally- another 25 percentile baby, I wonder if/how much it'll change as they get older, if they'll stay on the smaller side or not.
No need to apologize for the venting/ranting, totally allowed here! You can't catch a break with those ducts, I hope it does go away on its own and doesn't get painful. The getaway sounds lovely! Also glad to hear about the reflux letting up, it's so much better to see them happy and alert instead of in pain and inconsolable!

Pompey- thankfully the only hard part was the actual shots, she calmed down a few min later when I cuddled her and talked to her. She had a couple crabby days but we gave her Tylenol and she does seem better now! I hope little Jamie and you both do okay, it is hard to see!
Seems like quite a few of us already got pp periods. At least it's over and done with.
How amazing of you to donate milk! I would love to have been able to do that. I'm sure your milk will be helpful for a preemie/sick little one, so sweet of you!

Apple- I hope the pill works out for you! I was never good at remembering to take it, missed so many that I figured it wasn't worth it.
The two nights away sound so fun, I'm sure you guys will have a blast! So jealous about the baby lambs, oh my goodness.

Angel- wow, I can't believe she's getting teeth! I'm wondering if I'll realize when Lillian is teething..theres apparently such a wide range it can happen and sometimes when she's extra fussy I never find out exactly why, gas or a leap or growth spurt or just being a baby.

Newbie- wow, I'm frustrated with your dh for you! Everything really does change when you have a tiny person relying on you for everything. It seems like us women who grew these little people understand that better. You'd think dh and his sister would get that you are looking out for the baby and that he is your first priority not making other people happy by visiting or whatever else that would mean. I hope he steps up when your mom leaves!

Slammer- glad that at least the first part of your night was easy! I really need to get a glider!

I'm so ready to be able to take the baby out of the house even just to target. Our target just built a Starbucks in it so I'm ready to be able to take Lillian and just grab a coffee and walk around. It would be easier if she didn't eat so often (that part would probably be easier if I was BFing I would assume) and I'm still super anxious when thinking about her fussing and crying out in public. It gets so dreary sitting in the house day after day kind of like I'm in prison! Eventually I'll have to get out with her either way!



 
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Old Mar 19th, 2017, 02:36 AM   4984
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Hi all,

Ali glad the bath time went well, I'm with u on getting quick showers!! Nightmare at the min lol ..and hope viewing the houses is going ok. House hunting is stressful and exciting ! Sorry u have had some stressful moments, hope today is a better day for u. It's so frustrating when u are feeling all cluttered especially with a new baby as well. Hopefully u will be in your new house sooner than later ️xx hugs

Slammer, that's funny about your DH with both kids.. My oh is really good and offers all the time to look after ours but I do normally take one if them. If he does have both, say I get a bath or something im always rushing as I know they will both kick off.. Silly really i should just leave him to sort it but it to be honest it's just easier for me to come and do it myself lol..im just glad to get a bath ! As great as he is sometimes oh annoys me a little because he always seems to have to mention " ive been holding ollie or ive been playing with ds.. I'm like " what do u want a medal " lol try doing that, sorting tea and a moody teenager and putting a wash in at the same time !!lol.. Oh doesn't multi task very well when it comes to kids everything else goes to pot.. Still wouldn't swap him haha ..

I know what u mean with having chance to be intermate.. It was hard with one Lo but with ollie here as well.. Not much chance.. I'm also very aware of my teenager in the house as well !! That would be the worst if he heard anyhing Ha

Lit/ sorry u had an off day the other day.. I know what u mean about difficult age with toddler..my ds is definately trying me at minute.. Glad u decided on a stroller, ive managed to get away with not needing one as ds is slightly older but so thankful for the buggy board..nice that u got out with some friends.. But car sickness sucks.. My teenager is really bad


Angel, sorry M has a rough few days.. Poor little thing.. I'm sure ollie might be teething also.. Really bad night and I can remember with my other boys the temp and and it affecting their stomachs.,

Slimming world is a really popular diet plan in uk, I thought it would be in us to be honest. Def worth googling if anyone wanted to lose weight. It's definately the easiest ive done over the years. You can eat loads which is what I need. I hate counting points.. It's recommended by midwives so can be done when pregnant or breast feeding.. X

Vrogers , sorry h are feeling anxious about taking little one out.. I was definately like that initially, even with ollie and he is my 4th baby but you do get used to it. I know it's easier said than done but I just used to say to myself " what would I think if I saw someone with a crying baby" not a lot really, u always get the odd idiot, but that's what they are idiots and not worth your time.. With my first id say something lol ...especially if it was time of month ha ..but now I really don't care xx you will be fine hon n im also a Starbucks fan ! You will be chilling with your coffee soon 😉😉.

Newbie/ vent anytime x I would be really annoyed if oh had done that to me.. I think as long as you have explained your feelings then stick to your guns. I don't feel you have done anything wrong hon. Is his sister quite out spoken ? Just wondered if she was normally like that with your DH.. He seems bothered by what they think. We can't please everyone and yes in an ideal world we could pop and visit everyone but reality is we are shattered and our little ones and sanity needs to come first x hugs hon ️xx sometimes I just let things settle then choose my moment to bring up things with oh once he has had time to calm down. He normally sees things my way then ! 😉

So we have been up all night with ollie x poor little man hot and bad stomach , not sure if he is teething , he is def uncomfortable had some paracetamol.. Sat on couch with him as wouldn't settle in bed sure tiredness will kick in later xl

I was naughty mummy yesterday got ds all ready for a party and looked at invite as we were leaving and it had startd 2 hrs b4 !! Cost me a special treat ha x



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Old Mar 19th, 2017, 03:56 AM   4985
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Old Mar 19th, 2017, 04:51 AM   4986
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Hi midnight , hope u r well hon x



 
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Old Mar 19th, 2017, 09:33 AM   4987
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Literati - that's hard that V is still having fussy evenings. It has to be tiring after a long day of caring for two!

Thankfully I do sleep in the glider when I have to move there. I have a whole setup with a big blanket, a pillow to prop up Jack/my arm, and a pillow for my neck. It reclines so that helps.

5.5 hours out of the house is a lot! Brunch sounds lovely though. Do you want a side-by-side or the longer kind? Our strollers only ever saw use for walks outside...never really used one indoors for shopping or anything. Haven't even thought about getting a double yet, but maybe I should. One time we were on the DC Metro train and a woman had a really long one and tried to get off the train and the gap between the train and platform got her wheels stuck! DH jumped in to lift it clear so she could get off...the doors on Metro trains are scary because they don't open back up for obstructions!

AliJo - I'm sorry finding a house is taking so much longer than you hoped. I'm sure I'd feel cramped in an apartment with two kids and a dog too. You have a dog, right? How do you handle taking the dog out with the two boys? Really hope something good comes up soon.

Vrogers - Target really is the perfect place to try your first outing alone, especially one with a Starbucks so you have a place to rest and feed Lillian. They can probably also give you a cup of hot water or something if you need to heat a bottle - I'm not sure how most people handle bottles when out and about. But speaking of Target - I just did my first outing with the two alone there myself last night!

Apple - totally understand feeling like it's easier to just do things yourself. DH is really very good but just not had much practice with the two at the same time yet. He's going to have more practice when I go back to work though and he has to handle mornings and daycare dropoffs on his own, and then be alone with Jack all day.

Seriously no chance to be intimate yet...I haven't even gotten to the point of putting Jack down on his own at night. He doesn't usually settle for the night until 10:30-11 so I just go to bed with him because I'm tired too. I guess I should try putting him down for a bit though and maybe then DH and I can have some time to at least snuggle!

I hope Ollie feels better soon!

Too funny about being late for the party! Of course you'd have to make a special treat after that! :-P

Midnight - glad to see you check in even if you don't have time for a full update!

AFM - I was so tired yesterday! Having to get up with the two kids while DH sleeps after work sucks. Neither Jack nor I were ready to be awake at 7 when DD came in! Same feeling today, lol. During the week I sleep a bit longer while DH handles DD. How do single parents survive??

I took DD outside for a bit yesterday and let her jump in muddy puddles (big peppa pig fan here). She had a blast and I got some good pics and video.

I also took them both out for my first real outing alone with them! Went to Target and got pretzels and lemonade at the mall (which is attached to the Target). DD was very good. Jack cried almost the whole way there and the whole way home. He was good otherwise though. We took our pretzels and lemonade back to the car and sat in there to eat while I fed Jack. Not that I'm bothered about feeding in public, but I was hoping if I fed him in the car and popped him into the seat fed and happy he wouldn't cry on the way home...no such luck, lol. Anyway, the crying sucked, but glad we got out. Felt accomplished.

Oh, and I think the lovey feelings are finally coming on for Jack. He's finally smiling at me.



 
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Old Mar 19th, 2017, 09:52 AM   4988
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Just had to share this pic of DD airborne while jumping in a puddle! She got soaked of course, lol.



 
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Old Mar 19th, 2017, 09:56 AM   4989
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Slammer, yay for getting out ! sounds like u had a nice time Ollie's always having his moments and crying fits when we are out and about and ds sometimes starts making crying noises really loud to drown it out ! He thinks it's funny, just annoys ollie more ! Lol .. Not helpful when putting your shopping through till !!

its really good that you are having nice feelings towards jack, so loverly when they smile. I really struggled with my second son and we are great now apart from his teenage moments

funny that you were splashing in puddles today we were doing same thing with ds ha..

Just editing lol .. Wow she is georgous.. The best fun is always free ! X

Also I have started putting ollie in his basket at night alone, im only outside listening but he has dropped to sleep a few times, he also settles for night 10:30 ish but I though I'd try and I was surprised that he settled, I had to go and put dummy in a couple if times at first but I think he actually likes the quiet x nice just to get even 20 mins hands free



 
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Old Mar 19th, 2017, 10:18 AM   4990
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Oh dear, I dunno how I'd keep my patience if DD started screaming or crying at the same time when out. You're supermom, lol.

Thanks...she kills me with cuteness sometimes.

I have definitely not tried putting Jack down awake. I'd just be happy to have him go to sleep and be able to transfer him to the bed successfully! Though he did randomly take himself off in the mamaroo yesterday unexpectedly. Didn't work today, lol.



 
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