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Old May 9th, 2018, 15:09 PM   6071
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Apple- I didnít even see that you had posted just before me, Iím sorry!
Itís funny how they start doing something they shouldnít and get told no and look at you like ďIím not doing anythingĒ sometimes L even does things she knows she shouldnít (like climb up dhís recliner) and looks at us before we even say no. This age is pretty fun!

Afm- E had a weight check today, she passed her birth weight (she was born 8 lbs 11 oz, left the Nicu at 7 lbs 15 oz and is now 8 lbs 12 oz) so I feel better about letting her sleep over 3 hours at night now. She eats constantly during the day though!
L claps when we ask her to or when we say ďgood job!Ē and can blow kisses when she feels like it. She still gets into EVERYTHING and is a climber. Sheís finally napping in her crib (she fights it more than when we rocked her but usually eventually falls asleep) since we brought E home she has been taking one long nap.



 
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Old May 10th, 2018, 13:06 PM   6072
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Vrogers - Haha.. such a great age for exploring! T is very much into everything. He knows to push chairs around to get to places he can't reach. It's real fun..... T will spank butts. If you tell him to spank his butt he'll either pat ours or pat his own. It's funny. O goes up and pats T's butt saying "Shake a butt! Shake a butt!" We don't spank them other than as a joke. Which seems like a silly joke to play, but baby bottoms are too cute not to pat! T think's it is great anyways.

Oh T was actually trying to snap his fingers earlier. He was doing it right, too! Just couldn't get enough force to make a sound.

T naps in his crib, but we put him to sleep first. He will do 1-2 naps a day depending on when he woke up. So today he woke up after 8, so he'll only take 1 nap which he is currently doing. If he wakes up before 7 he usually gets a short one in, in the morning. I prefer the 1 nap because if he gets 2 in he sometimes is hard to get to bed.

It is crazy how fast they learn. They know SOOO much more than they let on. T often points me to something I ask him about if it's familiar. He "hides" things and I have to tell him to go get it. Although, he lost something and I still have yet to find it!

Also, glad E is doing so well!! That's great that she's sleeping well already. Hopefully it sticks!

Apple - Hope you get a chance to talk to OH soon! It sucks holding stuff in.

T sometimes throws stuff off of his highchair. Usually to feed the dogs. He is such a good eater that unless he doesn't want something he usually doesn't share haha. O usually loves school so thankfully he isn't generally moody to go back. Although, today was bad! Probably because we woke up 10 minutes before we had to leave. Felt like a horrible mom! He didn't get breakfast! Thankfully they get a snack there, but ugh! I forgot to set my alarm and usually they wake up before 7. Not today.

AFM - I was sick the last two days and that was no fun. I started feeling extremely tired and just generally not well Tuesday evening while at work. Summed it up to me just having a bad spell. Been having those on and off and not sure what is up. Usually I perk up, but I didn't. Had found out during lunch that T was sick all day. When I get home I start feeling nauseated and I continued to not feel well till this morning when I finally started feeling normal. Thank goodness. I was so extremely tired. Poor T woke up in the middle of the night before last and threw up all over us and the bed. Poor boy woke up saying "Oh no, oh no, oh no" which has been his thing lately. I didn't think he was just going to throw up all over us. Poor buddy. He had no appetite yesterday, but finally does today! I'm super hungry as well since I hardly ate the last two days.

I should be ovulating in the next 5 days. So hoping I can find some time with the hubby. Going to be hard since I work this weekend.



 
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Old May 14th, 2018, 20:08 PM   6073
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Ali- I agree, baby butts are too cute not to playfully spank!
I actually prefer one nap as well, much easier to fit things in the schedule.
Oh poor T! I hope everyone feels better by now, no fun being sick especially when theyíre that young and canít understand.
Yay for ovulating! I canít believe you could be on here telling us you had a positive pregnancy test so soon! Exciting!

Afm- I shouldnít have bragged about Eís good sleeping. She had been giving us up to 4 1/2 hours, but last night she would NOT sleep. Itís like she suddenly decided to hate the rock n play because she would fall asleep while eating and then wake back up fussing as soon as we put her in the rock n play. Iím not sure what weíre gonna do if she decides to completely boycot the rnp and bassinet! I ended up sleeping with her beside me while feeding her on and off and it was awful crappy sleep. I forgot how hard newborns are for how little they do!
Itís so quiet on here lately, I hope everyone is doing okay including our ladies who havenít been able to update in awhile!



 
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Old May 15th, 2018, 07:56 AM   6074
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Hi ladies just quick post , just say in drs with my teenager so thought Iíd check in, been waiting ages so annoying !! He has a bad cough, seems to always be Poorly lately ,

O is doing great, really confident little thing, trying to make a most of these younger days as I know he is our last 🙁 , still not saying much but getting clearer saying hi and bye bye ha .. still cheeky monkey , he has started a new thing where he will refuse to move his feet when walking him somewhere , he does it on way into nursery lol.. then once at the door he legs it in , like he has made it a little game , he isnít stressed or anything just gives you that blank stare , seeing how far he can push then laughs at you 😂


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Old May 15th, 2018, 13:13 PM   6075
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Vrogers - Those newborn days are so unpredictable. I think that alone brings me anxiety! Basically have to take one day at a time. Hopefully she's sleeping better again. Maybe she was hitting one of her growth spurts?

I'm really hopeful this round! I don't know why, but I am. First positive was on Friday I believe and I BD'd 2 times on Saturday and then again on Monday. So heres to hoping.

Apple - Children are so funny at what they make games out of! T has some silly games himself. Hope the cough resolves soon!

AFM - So.. my weekend starting Friday was CRAP! So I call my dad just to check in on him. He's a truck driver and I was 1) Testing my phone (the speaker in it is junk when talking on the phone so I can't hear a thing!) and 2) To ask about bringing the tiller. If I want a garden it needs to get started. Well he was saying he wasn't feeling the best. Lots of gastric pain that won't go away. My step mom told him she thought his gallbladder went bad. He's had these on and off for a long time and figured it finally was just done. While talking to him he's saying he has to go to the doctor when he gets back from his load today because it's just too bad. My father NEVER goes to the doctor. We talk a bit, find out my stepmom is in at the ER with her mom. She had a probable stroke. Told my dad to keep me updated, yadda yadda. Fast forward. I end up taking my dad to the ER, same hospital that my stepmom is at with her mom so they can be close if he goes into surgery, they get him in right away. So.. he's having a heart attack.. GREAT. He's been having on for awhile thing which is no good. This team of 7 people are in working on him and he's whisked away to the cath lab in less than 10 minutes. He gets out and he's doing okay. I decide since my stepmom is there I'm going to go home and get some sleep. I need to see my family anyways because I'm all sorts of messed up in the head. I get a call on the way home that my stepmom's mother isn't going to make it. She has a massive brain bleed.

So in 1 day I found out my dad had a pretty bad heart attack which he almost had to have open heart surgery for. Then my grandmother is going to die. That woman wasn't in my life forever but she instantly claimed me as one of her own grandchildren the day she met me.

So yeah, had a rough weekend. She's passed and at rest now and my dad is getting discharged today. One of my brothers is almost here from Florida. I'm okay.. it's just been a shock.

So some better news. Took the boys to the pool yesterday and they loved it. O took awhile to really get into the pool without thinking he had to be clinging to one of us. T on the other hand quickly got very brave! We would go back and forth between pool and hot tub. My top was getting loose and so I was adjusting it. He was at the edge of the pool standing there and then all the sudden he turns around and scoots on down into the pool without me being there to grab him. I mean I was close so no big deal (they had vests on as well), but he didn't skip a beat and kept on doing it! So really hoping to get them into the water more often this summer. Going to look for a more proper vest for T. The one I have works pretty good, but doesn't do a good job of helping keep his face from going into the water. That way he can do some more swimming on his "own" without me holding onto him. That way I can just stand by him and help as needed.

Alright, I better get some more of this fun spring cleaning done.



 
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Old May 15th, 2018, 15:59 PM   6076
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Omg Ali 🙁that is a crappy weekend hon ! So sorry to hear about your grandma and your dad. Iím sure you are mentally exhausted hon .. hugs xx hope your dad is feeling better soon. Glad your brother is coming over to help out. Is that the brother that used to live with u ?

Glad the boys liked swimming..we had a vest thing for ds when we went to Spain , he went in the little pool and it tipped him over face down in the water..😣 I then realised I had put the little floats in wrong ! Silly mummy lol .. poor thing wondered what was going on haha..

Good luck with the TTC this cycle , fingers crossed for u x

Vroggers/ sorry Es sleep isnít the best at the min. I bet itís loverly having her home. Hope you are not finding it too tiring. Howís dh finding it? You do forget how much energy they take even though they donít do a lot.,
yes itís definately quiet on here lately , Iím sure people will get on when they can. Iíll def keep popping on and updating even if sometimes itís a couple of weeks. I know Ally has a lot on with uni work at the min from memory, and people are starting new jobs , I was wondering how lit was getting on and hoping V got settled in a nursery how is L settling with E, does she still have her little dolly. Itís funny actually as my friend has just given O a little blue pram with a little dolly in and he loves it takes it everywhere, Iíll have to try and get a pic on, I can never manage it with my phone.

Update/ Dr said my teen just had a virus, itís so hard to get antibiotics these days, I had an idea that was going to be the case., O,s cough seems to be getting a little bit better but still a way to go..

Things settled with oh at the min , I just havenít got he energy to discuss things really, itís just hard as the most difficult part at the min is my family and I know my friends agave lost faith in him, but Iím not chucking the towel in yet, Iíve got a teen in the middle of his GCSEs exams, O is a handful when with ds, and Iím in the middle of setting up a new business with my colleague. Unfortunately she is going through a potential breakup at the min so we are kind of supporting each other. Iím just getting my head straight and Iíll make a decision if I need to. I canít be influenced by other people. We have two babies and I donít feel I can give up yet. It would be easy if I didnít love him but I do so Iíll see how we go on but Iím determined Iím not putting up with any crap 😣

On a more personal note Iíve booked myself in with private hospital for my initial consultation for my boob job ! Iíve wanted one for years, my little family is finished after O so thought sod it im booking in lol..I want it done in jan, hoping Iíll have this gall bladder out of the way by then., Iím doing things for me ! X

Hope u all are ok and other ladies that havenít got on for a while x



 
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Old May 19th, 2018, 13:51 PM   6077
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Oh my gosh! I canít believe I missed Elizabethís birth! Congratulations, VRogers! I am so incredibly happy for you! Sounds like a stressful birth & nicu stint but I am so glad sheís doing so well now! Congrats again!

Ali - sounds like a horrible weekend. So sorry about all the health problems in your family. It must be a very difficult time.

AFM - so busy and stressed by life lately. Feel like thereís no time to breathe, let alone get on here. Violet is finally walking full time. She is saying more words and is very adorable as always haha.



 
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Old Today, 14:42 PM   6078
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Ali- I am so sorry about the crappy weekend and health problems! I hope your dad is feeling better by now and this weekend is more uneventful. Howís TTC going?

Apple- dh is doing great to help with L! He bathes her and gets her to bed by himself every night since thatís prime cluster feeding time for E and I canít put her down. He also holds the baby each evening so I can shower before he gets one, as well as changing diapers when I ask. Overall thereís not much for him to do with the baby since he canít feed her but I donít know what I would do if he didnít pick up my slack so much with L!!
I admire how dedicated you are to oh and how hard you are trying! I hope he sees that too. Let us know how the boob job consultation goes! Iím glad you are doing something that you want that is just for you!!

Literati- no worries, we are all busy! Thank you for the congrats! How are your girls and your job?

Afm- I havenít forgotten about you ladies! Itís been hectic of course as It seems to be for all of us!
E is sleeping okay for being a newborn, but weíve taken to co sleeping which I said Iíd never do. It helps me actually sleep and feed her easier. L is quite difficult at the moment although I know sheís been through a lot the past month. Sheís in a nap strike, literally just wonít nap. I still put her in her crib for at least an hour but she usually spend the whole time switching between playing, screaming and crying. She also fights bedtime so long and hard that she generally isnít asleep until 9:30-10 no matter what time she goes down. Sheís generally happy and independent running around during the day, itís just sleep times that are so frustrating and exhausting. She also gets frustrated when the baby cries and will do this loud yell, poor thing.
Day time is mostly feed the baby, try to get her to nap (swaddle with white noise in our bedroom away from toddler) in between taking care of L. Thereís obviously no set routine and things get chaotic when they both need something at the same time but itís not TOO bad. It helps that L is an incredibly independent toddler and barely acts like she knows whatís changed. Definitely ready for E to be older and mobile and able to interact with L though!



 
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