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post #101 of 123
*Crashing your DDC*

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Originally Posted by Belia View Post
Sorry- I'm crashing from Sept and just can't resist!!!

I cannot stop picking my son's nose! I see big crusty boogers just hanging out in there and I can't resist going in after them. I've even made up a song about it.... The Booger Fishing Song.
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OMG I am so weird.
I was curious what the lyrics are. Want to share your Booger Fishing Song?

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Originally Posted by lifeguard View Post
-I fell asleep on the couch & let go so he fell on the tile floor - when he was 4 days old.

Same here. DD was 3 days old. It was our first night home after the CS. It was just her and I. I fell asleep with her in the recliner. I was on my back and had her chest-to-chest. I woke up to blood curdling screaming.

She crawled up and over my shoulder and flipped over the chair onto the floor! She landed on her belly--or at least that's how I found her. There was an octagon shaped table next to the chair. And the way the furniture was and the flip she did? Man--she could have easily broken her neck. I frantically (shaking/crying) called my friend, who is a police dispatcher (medically trained). DD stopped crying once I was on the phone. She was fine, but I was pannicked. (Nobody told me newborns can move like that!).

Two days later we were sleeping on the couch--cuz that was safer. I woke to another blood curdling scream. But she was okay.


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Originally Posted by myrmom View Post
-I came out of the bathroom in the store the other day with Keir in my pouch and wacked his head on the door...I misjudged where his head ended and the door was...I felt sooo awful.
: I've done that at least a handful of times in the past 1 1/2 years.

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Originally Posted by Mrs. Bratton View Post

I have scratched off the head of many, many baby zits. I dont press down w/ 2 fingers. I only scratch gently on the ones that are about to blow. She doesnt cry but she gives me a dirty look.
: Oh man. My dd did that too. She'd be drifting off to sleep nursing and I couldn't resist the urge to pick. She'd open her eyes and scowl at me, scrunching her brows together. Once she was done scowling at me and closed her eyes again, I continued picking. It usually didn't bother her, but every now and then she'd give me the "look".

My confessions:

*When dd was about 2 months old, I was trying to get photos of her feet with a black background (like the pro's do). She was nursing when I started taking photo's, but soon was finished. I was still sitting down. I put her foot in my hand and snapped a photo with my other hand. She sprung off of my hand and went diving over the chair....again. I walked around the house comforting her saying, "Oh baby. I'm so sorry. Mama's so sorry." I was mad at myself....

*The same day, minutes later dd had calmed down and was fine. I resumed picture taking I sat her in the recliner and stood over her to snap photo's (I was trying to get the "perfect" photo). I was standing a good distance above her...and I dropped the camera on her face. Again, I circled around the house apologizing and I remember talking to God telling him I was sorry--and that I didn't think I was cut out to be a mom after hurting her twice in the same day. DD recovered fine...but she had a little bruise by her eye for awhile. Sheeesh. It's amazing we made it out of infancy okay.

*I was strapping her in her carseat completely wrong the first 3 weeks or so.

*We co-sleep and I have our bedroom completely baby-friendly. DD wakes all the time and either plays or fusses for me to get up...and I sleep right through it. One day recenly there was a visitor at the door. Visitor knocked, dog barked and I slept right through it. She said dd was peaking out the window talking to her. I'm a hard sleeper! But. If dd cries the "something is wrong and I need you right now" cry, I wake up. My brain blocks out all other noises. I wake when she has her "sick cry" too. Weird, huh?
post #102 of 123
These are hilarious! Motherhood is NOT about being perfect, is it!?

I didn't have time to read them all (one twin is fussing and I'm ignoring her so I can write this...)

But, this is the worst one that I usually feel bad about (even tho it keeps happening...) Jackson spits up a fair bit... But after he eats sometimes I put him in the activity mat for some tummy time. And sometimes while he's in there I leave the room and grab some quick food or something. And at least a few times I've come back to him fussing and found that he spit up all over and has been rubbing his face in it! And he has it all over his cheeks, eyelashes, nose, etc! Dang it! I always feel so bad for him but then, oops, it happens again...

ETA: Also, I think Veronica's crying is ADORABLE!
post #103 of 123
I'm guilty of that one, too Jen! BTW, the twins are gorgeous - the pics in your sig are great! But I know they've grown since then - I saw Mr & Mrs Claus in the other thread! So cute!

I've got a doozie, but I have to confess. The other day Nora and I went to Walmart, and she was fussing a lot in her carseat so I unbuckled the straps so she'd have more room. Kept shopping, waited on the long ass line, she fell asleep. We have that bundle me over the carseat, so I zipped it up a little so she'd be warm and then I got through the line, got her in the car, went to my MIL's.

When we got there, I realized I'd driven across town without ever buckling her back into the seat. Holy crap. Thank GOD we didn't get rear ended or get into an accident. I couldn't believe I'd done that!
post #104 of 123
Thanks, Baby Cakes. Nora is adorable too!

Don't feel bad about the carseat thing. Remember when we were kids and we rode on mom's lap in the passenger seat!? While she smoked and maybe even drank a beer!?

You definitely won't forget again...
post #105 of 123
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Originally Posted by lee1203 View Post

This is another really bad one - even though I finally enjoy nursing and it no longer hurts, for clothing purposes I kinda already look forward to when she's weaned. : : I'd like to be able to get dressed and not have to worry about having access to my boobs, ya know?
I hear you. Yesterday I saw one of my old bras and l was sighed to think how long it will be until I wear it again (if my breasts ever go back to the way they were, seems impossible right now).

To add my own confession- I don't really enjoy nursing : It doesn't hurt much anymore (although Thalia has started this "I will stretch Mami's breast out and out and out and then I will pop off. And then get mad that boob is no longer in my mouth and just SCREAM. I don't understand why Mami is screaming too." But it's not every time or anything.). I just don't really like nursing. Soooooooo horrible. I'm still waiting for it to be this wonderful, beautiful thing like you always hear about. :
post #106 of 123
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Originally Posted by daniturtle View Post
To add my own confession- I don't really enjoy nursing : It doesn't hurt much anymore (although Thalia has started this "I will stretch Mami's breast out and out and out and then I will pop off. And then get mad that boob is no longer in my mouth and just SCREAM. I don't understand why Mami is screaming too." But it's not every time or anything.). I just don't really like nursing. Soooooooo horrible. I'm still waiting for it to be this wonderful, beautiful thing like you always hear about. :
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Yours too, eh? I have to admit that in *my* frustration at her popping off I have asked her more than once "Well gooberhead, what did you expect??" :

And I don't know that I ENJOY enjoy nursing, maybe that wasn't the best of wording. I mean, I enjoy that it doesn't hurt anymore. I enjoy that I don't have to fix bottles. I enjoy that it's free. I enjoy looking at her ever-chunkening-up thighs and knowing that that's all from me. But the actual act of sitting down and nursing? Meh. I could take it or leave it.
post #107 of 123
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post #108 of 123
SO I'm weird then , b/c I get all excited to sit down and nurse the baby!

It does hurt sometimes tho'
post #109 of 123
oh my gosh - i had a "confessions" moment the other day, and all i could think about after it happened was getting on here and admitting it!!

I went out to eat with a friend and had Miles in his Moby - he started lunch crying and squirming, so I walked around and settled him. The whole place smiled at me or noticed me, and knew I had a cute teeny guy in the sling.

Not two minutes later, once he is sleeping away and settled, our lunch arrives and I am famished! I grab one of my giant steaming steak fries and tear into it. Below me, Miles screams bloody murder and I'm like "what?! What happened?!" My friend says "I think there is something on him?" and I reach down to pull a huge steaming piece of potato - the hot middle part of the french fry off of his NECK!! He keeps crying, and I shriek "I burned my baby!" As my friend is consoling me and I am trying not to tear up, I look up and notice half the restaurant is staring at me with a look of complete horror or shock or amusement on their faces. Miles has a large red spot where the potato scorched him and I can hardly look at him. I BURNED HIM because I couldn't wait to stuff my FACE!! He stopped crying a minute later and went right back to sleep, but I felt horrible!

oy... adventures in motherhood!
post #110 of 123
This is my first time looking at this thread b/c I read "first time" and didn't look at it before. Thanks for the belly laughts!

* I figured there was nothing to worry about with fingernails b/c we'd all survived DD's trimmings, so on Day 1 I decided to clip DS's super long nails. I didn't know his skin hadn't separated from his nails yet, and he screamed and bled.

* My diaper changing song/rap from when DD was a toddler: We like clean butts and we cannot lie, those other mothers can't deny, when a girl walks in with a big old grin and her diaper full of stuff I say Stop what you're doin' there, I'm gonna change that diaper and I don't care if you cry or if you wail 'cuz that dirty diaper's goin' in the pail!

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Originally Posted by Amber Lion View Post
It's so complicated, isn't it?! Especially if I know she'll be in the wrap while I'm out somewhere, that makes it even more complicated b/c I have to have access from the top and I don't have any nursing tops but tanks that I usually layer warm stuff over.
* In public I look dissheveled all of the time b/c I have recently nursed with the Moby acting as a blanket or hooter hider for modesty. I pull up my shirt through the straps of the Moby, or unbutton. I think DS got more shirt than nipple in his mouth the other day while I nursed him during church.

* Sometimes when I go to the bathroom with DS in the Moby, I don't bother to button my jeans. Who cares? It's covered by lots o' layers.

* I find myself wishing his smile session would stop so I can get on the internet.

* It sometimes takes me 3 hours to prepare dinner, especially since it's 50 degrees in my kitchen these days and I refuse to take DS down there and sit him in the carseat while I cook.

* I was great about sugar/junk food during pregnancy. I didn't indulge much at all-- ate my greens, etc. All of his food is still coming from me, and while I'm faithfully taking my vitamins, my favorite snack is crappy cheap peanut butter on a spoon with chocolate chips. oh, and I've eaten a chocolate chip that fell into his ear before.
* As a first time mom of a boy: I don't know what an intact penis is supposed to look like, and it looks a little weird sometimes. So, I decided to break down and do the WBV I wasn't going to do just to make sure everything is right.

* And, a confession from the first time around: DD took a header off the changing table, but wasn't hurt b/c she landed head first in the diaper pail-- great padding!
post #111 of 123
*Yesterday afternoon I was busy doing something when she got hungry. I was trying to hurry but in the 2 minutes it took me to finish what I was doing she had learned a new cry. She has started this high pitched scream! Her face goes bright red and her fists clench and shake. I felt so bad that she had gotten that mad. Well DH came home from work and she got hungry again. I had just told him about this new cry/scream. I picked her up and then set her down again just so she would get that mad so I could show DH what I was talking about. :
post #112 of 123
Milo does the same cry, but with his eyes wide open staring recriminations at me. . . and I laugh hysterically. :
post #113 of 123
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Originally Posted by audsma View Post
* My diaper changing song/rap from when DD was a toddler: We like clean butts and we cannot lie, those other mothers can't deny, when a girl walks in with a big old grin and her diaper full of stuff I say Stop what you're doin' there, I'm gonna change that diaper and I don't care if you cry or if you wail 'cuz that dirty diaper's goin' in the pail!
i just had to say how priceless this is! I love it...
post #114 of 123
Last night we were nursing on the couch (side lying) and I accidentally dropped the tv remote on her head. She was startled but thankfully not hurt. She just kept right on eating. :
post #115 of 123
Back when Helena was still in casts we had her lying on the bed while changing her clothes. I was lifting her body up a bit so DP could remove her sleep sack.Ad she pulled on it, the bottom got caught on her casted foot and acted as a catapult, sending her flying through the air...good thing she landed smack against my belly/boobs!
post #116 of 123
I don't enjoy nursing either. I enjoy that it's free. I love seeing how FAT she is and thinking wow, I did that!! But sitting down and feeding her I don't like. Not a new baby, anyway.
post #117 of 123
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Originally Posted by mkmb129 View Post
I don't enjoy nursing either. I enjoy that it's free. I love seeing how FAT she is and thinking wow, I did that!! But sitting down and feeding her I don't like. Not a new baby, anyway.
I really don't enjoy nursing, either. Especially at 3 am. Anyone else just get tired of the constant nipple stimulation? It's just too much sometimes. But I do it for the benefits, and will be happy when she is ready and willing to wean!
post #118 of 123
I must admit I was unprepared for how stimulated my nipples would feel - ALL THE TIME! I end up sitting around the house topless often because anything against my nipples is just too much stimulation.
post #119 of 123
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Originally Posted by HeddyBee View Post
I really don't enjoy nursing, either. Especially at 3 am. Anyone else just get tired of the constant nipple stimulation? It's just too much sometimes. But I do it for the benefits, and will be happy when she is ready and willing to wean!
That's exactly it. Why I don't really enjoy nursing... constant nipple sensation. It wears me down somedays. Especially since Thalia tends to be a nurser-all-the-timer! such that the odd time she goes 2.5-3 hours without breast feeding I get all worried! (no way to win, with me, I know!)
post #120 of 123
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Originally Posted by audsma View Post
* My diaper changing song/rap from when DD was a toddler: We like clean butts and we cannot lie, those other mothers can't deny, when a girl walks in with a big old grin and her diaper full of stuff I say Stop what you're doin' there, I'm gonna change that diaper and I don't care if you cry or if you wail 'cuz that dirty diaper's goin' in the pail!
I'm so going to start singing this
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