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post #141 of 653
We have a washpod too and Tor loves it!

pics- I'm loving all the pictures!

schedule- there is no schedule, only Xul. Seriously, we all have to be out of the house at 8:30am to get dd1 to school. And we generally start the bath/jammie/teeth/bed/story routine around 7pm. Everything else is organic.

Of course, the blizzard closed the schools today so we're a bit more organic than normal!
post #142 of 653
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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
We have a washpod too and Tor loves it!

pics- I'm loving all the pictures!

schedule- there is no schedule, only Xul. Seriously, we all have to be out of the house at 8:30am to get dd1 to school. And we generally start the bath/jammie/teeth/bed/story routine around 7pm. Everything else is organic.
Of course, the blizzard closed the schools today so we're a bit more organic than normal!


I wish "everything" else was organic around here. At least more of our food....
post #143 of 653
Jonah is four months old, weighs 18 pounds, and measures 27 inches!!! He is going to grow out of his car seat shortly, and we will have to charge the one I wanted in the first place (I just knew he was going to be a big baby, but my BIL gifted a car seat/stroller to us without checking our registry). In sad news, I just got laid off, and my husband (laid off in July) still hasn't found work either. I have two interviews already, though they pay much less Send some positive interview vibes my way please!!!!!!!!


Four month random pics:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/13944566@N07/4172553254/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1394456...n/photostream/
post #144 of 653
I would attach pictures or make a link but I'm a total luddite so maybe next month if I get time to learn how to do such things. Marcus just went to the dr yesterday and is 16.5 lbs and 26 1/2 inches. He is well into 6-9 clothes and is quickly moving into 9-12. Our schedule is something like this:

7:30 wake-up for the day
8:30 nurse
10-12 a one hour nap sometime in this period
12 nurse
1-3 a one hour nap sometime in this period
3:30 nurse
4:00-7 sometimes he takes a cat nap of 30 mins or so in this period
7 nurse
9 bed
3:30 wake-up/diaper change/nurse
7:30 wake-up

The waking up once at night to nurse is a new thing he started this week. I'm kind of concerned that it's going to affect my supply during the day...any thoughts? We co-sleep so it's available to him during the night he just doesn't want it.

Also, speaking of tubs, we have a shallow baby tub with a sloped foam center (make sense?). Marcus seems to be getting too big for it. What do I move him into?
post #145 of 653
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We have a washpod too and Tor loves it!
post #146 of 653
Isaac's schedule goes something like this:

7am: I get out of bed to wake up with the girls and plop him into the swing. He usually sleeps until 9 or 9:30.
9:30 wake and nurse
11ish nurse to top off and back down to nap in swing
12ish up for 2 hours or so, nursing whenever
2-4 nap
4-6 up, nursing whenever
6-630ish short cat nap
Doesn't like to nurse much during the evening...8:30 or 9 to bed with me or nursed and down in swing until about 11 when he comes into bed with me and nurses off and on through the night.



This works for us, but I know he'll be out of the swing soon. I really utilize that thing right now! We homeschool and my hubby works out of town 95% of the time right now (won't see him until the 23rd), so I rush to get the 3 Rs done early in the day just in case Isaac becomes more needy as the afternoon progresses.
post #147 of 653
Cavan takes three 1 1/2 to 2 hour naps a day. One at 10am, another at 1pm and then another around 4 pm. Bedtime is at 9pm and he usually wakes up twice to nurse/diaper change during the night and is up by 7am.
post #148 of 653
Fingers crossed for you and your dh Sunshyn. So many people looking for work... hang in there!

tubs- well, with the washpod thing I think the kiddo can just stay in it till they literally don't fit. With dd1 and dd2 though we had those baby baths (like you're describing)... whith dd1 we had a bath tub so we got an inflatable toddler tub. It was at Target and was essentially an inflatable "raft" (shapped like a bright yellow duck ) that fit inside the regular tub. With dd2, we had moved to our current home which only has a shower so when she outgrew the baby tub we bought a plastic "bin" that was designed for stacking (so one side was lower than the other) and we sat her in that. As soon as the girls could stand we started introducing showers though and now (at 2yo and 4yo) they always shower. We call it "playing in the rain".
post #149 of 653
Thread Starter 
Ah . . . DS1 is playing a computer game which he was obsessed with during my first trimester pg w/DD. Makes me nauseus (sp?) just to listen to it

DD is FINALLY getting over a cough from a cold she caught almost a month ago.

DS2 is waiting for his daddy to do something fun with him. DH is cleaning up.

I am supposed to be working. Which I don't feel like doing. But, I am grateful that I have work!

I finished my holiday shopping last night - almost entirely on-line. I cannot imagine trying to shop in person right now!
post #150 of 653
Here's Olivine in her Washpod at exactly 4 months old.. She was having so much fun splashing, she pretty much soaked the whole bathroom, ha ha.. It says that it's for 0-6mo, but I think that we'll keep using it until she can pull herself to a stand or tries to climb out. It works so well and is a lot safer than trying to bath her in the big tub.

Bathtime!
post #151 of 653
Alright ladies, I want/need your opinions on how bloody likely it is that I'm freaking pregnant again. I'm hoping not as it would just totally throw us out of whack, but if I am, we'll deal with it... anyhow. This is whats happend:

I got my period (or what really, really, *seemed* like a period at exactly 8wks pp (like, practicly to the hour...). We have *not* had unprotected sex - always with a condom. But its now been 10wks since that "period" and nothing. I know I need to go get a pregnancy test, but I keep forgetting to stop by while I'm in town and I can *NOT* do it w/ DH as he would freak at even the mearest mention that I *might* be pregnant... as would my dad. We've agreed we're done, though DH hasn't gotten around to getting a vasectomy just yet. But, like I said, we've been super good about condom use, and haven't noticed any breaks... but yeah. What do you think is going on? Am I pregnant? If not, whats up with my cycle (or lack there of)... was that a "fake" period (for lack of a better word) at 8wks??

I don't *feel* pregnant. Mostly. Occasionally I feel a bit naseous for no good reason, but there typically very short bouts of nacusiousness (like less than 5 minutes)... not that that means anything w/ me and pregnancy mind you. I never did have morning sickness w/ either of my boys, so what do I know... Ugh. I'm just so freaking worried. I do *NOT* want another baby, not right now!
post #152 of 653
I'd probably vote for "false period" at 8 weeks... over in Birth & Beyond there are often threads with bleeding around 8 weeks then nothing for a few months. So it seems to happen to many people.... possibly because of hormone shifts, or a babe sleeping in longer chunks, or a re-surge of lochia make it look like a period?

But, my dd2's ddc included a mama who was pregnant again at her 6 week pp visit. And although I adore ds with all my heart, he is here despite a condom and charting to avoid. So it can happen. Maybe put a reminder to buy a test/visit a clinic in your wallet or on your key ring or someplace you'd see it when you're in town?

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We went into town today to watch the "santa drop"... the SWAT team dresses up as elves, reindeer, and santa and rappels down a building on the pedestrian mall. This was our 5th time. Santa did have a small "oops"... his boot got stuck in the garlanding on the building and when he kicked off to free his foot he swung round and banged his shoulder/head on the building wall. Oh, and an elf almost went through a window. As the performer next to us pointed out, there could have been a real youtube video moment if santa (or the elf) had messed up a bit more.
post #153 of 653
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I'd probably vote for "false period" at 8 weeks...
This. I also had bleeding at eight weeks, on and off for the next couple of weeks in fact, but nothing since then.
post #154 of 653
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I'd probably vote for "false period" at 8 weeks...
post #155 of 653
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Here's Olivine in her Washpod at exactly 4 months old.. She was having so much fun splashing, she pretty much soaked the whole bathroom, ha ha.. It says that it's for 0-6mo, but I think that we'll keep using it until she can pull herself to a stand or tries to climb out. It works so well and is a lot safer than trying to bath her in the big tub.

Bathtime!
Adorable!
post #156 of 653
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Originally Posted by Abraisme View Post
Here's Olivine in her Washpod at exactly 4 months old.. She was having so much fun splashing, she pretty much soaked the whole bathroom, ha ha.. It says that it's for 0-6mo, but I think that we'll keep using it until she can pull herself to a stand or tries to climb out. It works so well and is a lot safer than trying to bath her in the big tub.

Bathtime!
that is the cutest video ever!!!
post #157 of 653
OMG that bath time video is so cute. She is such an adorable little baby!

Here is little miss Abigail on Thanksgiving: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jillmariest/4161890288/

We have a bit of a schedule here because DS1 is in school and our day revolves around pick up and drop off. Abigail still naps a LOT. She's such a good sleeper and will sleep anywhere. She's recently found her thumb and sucks it to get herself to sleep. I honestly don't know where this kid came from because the two boys would NOT get to sleep without nursing despite my best efforts and they'd never sleep alone. Abby will sleep anywhere and never falls asleep nursing, only with her thumb. She wakes up once or twice at night to nurse then goes right back to sleep without any help. I always thought that babies this easy must have been ferberized beyond belief but they do exist!
post #158 of 653
Abigail is so cute!!!

Has anyone with pets felt an incredible shift of priorities after your first baby? I feel like I haven't given my dogs and cat enough love the last few months. This is magnified by the fact that my boxer dog Anya was just diagnosed with cancer. I feel bad that I haven't cuddled her as much. She had to stop joining us on the couch/bed because of the baby (she's just too goofy/heavy and might step on him). I need to find a balance between the baby, everything else going on with my life, and still have time to give love to my pets and give this doggy the best last months ever. Now that Jonah is bigger and sturdier, I think I can safely take him along to the dog park. I'm so sad that he won't get to know Anya-dog or even remember her. I always pictured him growing up with her
post #159 of 653
Thread Starter 
I had a bizarre dream last night that I was 12 weeks pregnant (NOT . . . that would require the opportunity to DTD ) But I, too, vote for false period and getting a test to reassure yourself.

Pets: we had a beloved dog when DS1 was born. When he was 6 weeks old, she went out by herself and was killed by a car. Although the whole story is a bit complicated, both DH and I felt both that it was our fault - AND that in some way, that night there was something evil nearby and that she was in some way protecting us - not logical, but how we felt. I am still sad that she didn't live to be part of our new family.

We have a dog now, got him when DS2 was 1 yo, but I've never liked him as much as our dog who died, and I feel guilty about that . . . sigh. I'm sorry your dog is ill, Sunshynbaby.
post #160 of 653
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Abigail is so cute!!!

Has anyone with pets felt an incredible shift of priorities after your first baby? I feel like I haven't given my dogs and cat enough love the last few months. This is magnified by the fact that my boxer dog Anya was just diagnosed with cancer. I feel bad that I haven't cuddled her as much. She had to stop joining us on the couch/bed because of the baby (she's just too goofy/heavy and might step on him). I need to find a balance between the baby, everything else going on with my life, and still have time to give love to my pets and give this doggy the best last months ever. Now that Jonah is bigger and sturdier, I think I can safely take him along to the dog park. I'm so sad that he won't get to know Anya-dog or even remember her. I always pictured him growing up with her
Aww, Sunshyn, I am so sorry to hear about your doggy Anya. I have a boxer, too and I feel they are extra special in the dog world. I know what you mean about feeling about them growing up together, I can already tell that my son and dog are going to be best friends.
I, too, feel bad for my animals since the baby has arrived. On one hand, I am home all the time now, but on the other, they get less exercise and attention now It's something that we are always working on. I went to Petco for the first time without my dog a couple of weeks ago. It was just too much to take her and manage the baby. I honestly felt like I was cheating on her. Hopefully, one day we will find the happy medium.
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