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Yay! Brie, that would be great! I'll PM you my address. Anyone else is welcome to come.
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Hi, how's everyone doing? We just got back from Brazil and barely moved. We're in Riverton now!!! I'm soooo excited, anyway and now that's been getting warmer we'll have to finally meet up. Hope everyone is doing great! I thought I'd bump this thread so we can all catch up on what we've been up to lately.

I loved going to Brazil but I'm happy to be back. Plus traveling with a baby/toddler is not fun. He's walking now. I need a vacation just from that lol. Anyway now that the weather is clearing up anyone want to meet up?
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Hello hello! How are you Livia? I hope your move and travels weren't too stressful. Jane is walking now too and all over the place. She and Andrew have so much fun chasing each other all over the house. This age is so much fun.

We are totally up to meeting. The park is such a great place for us because Andrew can run and be crazy. We could do Murray park sometime soon. When it gets nicer, there's a pretty good water park in Herriman, shouldn't be too far from you, Livia.

We have a commitment on Thursdays now, so probably Wed or Friday work the best for us. Mornings are always easier, but we can meet in the afternoon too.
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That's great that Jane is walking Leah! Forgot to mention Landon got sick with a cold and an ear infection. He feels better and he can finally breathe through his nose even though he is still a little congested nothing too worrisome, so getting out would do a world of good for us. Plus I've got exciting news.........
I'm pregnant!!!! Yeah right now I am still in the whole morning sickness lasting all day stage so one more reason to get out of the house. Any day is fine for us. Oh and I find that if I am eating like every twenty minutes I can keep it under control and not throw up lol. Anyway I am so excited for spring and meeting at the park. I think next week would be good.

Next week on the 17th I am doing a small birthday party for Landon since we're somewhat settled down. Leah you should come with your kids and Kris you should too. It'll be at three thirty at my house in the backyard. I'll pm you guys my address later.
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Whew! I haven't been back to this thread for a while. BRmama! Congrats! That is so exciting! Have you decided where to birth yet? I might glom onto some of your info because we're thinking about #3 soon and I don't have anyone yet.

I wish the stupid weather would make up its mind. Every morning we check outside and say "Yep, we're going to the park today!" and by the time we're all ready, the wind is blowing so hard that we don't want to go. It's driving me batty!
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Thanks Leah! Yeah I know what you mean about the weather. Anyway, I'm having morning sickness after morning sickness and it's driving me insane! The first and last trimester of pregnancy are the worst. Well I went to the Riverton Hospital and I didn't like it that much. I mean it was nice but I didn't like the ob too much. My chiropractor who is in Murray is going to gather a bunch of names of midwives that she knows and ob's that support natural birthing for me, so as soon as I have that Leah I'll pass it on to you. I'll probably be birthing up there somewhere in Murray.
Oh to add on to the morning sickness and fatigue, my son's molar is coming in. So we've been having sleepless nights around here lol. I'm just glad my parents moved back from California to work here. Anyway wow it's been a while since I've been in this thread too. I'm gonna stop before I start typing jibbirish from lack of sleep. Good luck Leah I hope you get what you want soon
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Hey everyone! I havent posted in here for a few months, but I wanted to check in! My little guy is going to be 6 months soon, and we just moved further south to Sandy.

BRMama, is your Chiro by chance Christina?

To the Mamas here planning a natural birth in SLC, I had a really great one at the U.
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hi there! i'm not new to the salt lake area, though its been AWHILE since i've posted. i have been super busy with my career, but am currently on medical leave and actually feeling fair most days. i was wondering if anyone has older kids? my boys are 12 and 7, tho my 7 year old is a very young 7 and a little delayed. also worth a mention, both boys are deaf (i am not) and we are a signing family, though my guys always find a way to get on with anyone regardless of communication methods. my little LOVES babies and small children, but my oldest is in the wierd pre teen stage. the boys are home early on fridays at 2 pm, so those are or best days, if anyone is interested in meeting up.
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Hey everyone sorry it's been a while since I posted here .

Xavismom, yeah that's her! Do you go there too? She's sooooo awesome! I need to go back to her but since we've moved and I've been very fatigued from this pregnancy I haven't been back. I am a little scared of natural birth only because I had a placenta abruption with my first, but I still would loooove to have a natural birth with this one. I just have no idea how to even find midwives lol. I know dr. Christina was going to refer me to a few so like I said I need to go there soon especially because I don't like my ob.


Hey mamabeetle, my son is only 16 months but he loves kids. Since it's just me and him at home anytime he sees especially older kids he'll run and play with them.

Hey Leah how's it going? What you guys been up to? Now that Landon is walking he doesn't stop one minute! He's slowly picking up English since we speak Portuguese but I'm amazed at how much English he understands. So as a result his wording gets a little mixed up but his dr. said that's normal for billingual kids
post #90 of 296
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Hey BRmama! How are you feeling?

We're doing really well. We've had a really good few months with Andrew. He's matured a lot and is handling things really well right now. He even sleeps part of the night in his own room! I thought it would never happen. Jane is walking everywhere and starting to say quite a lot of words. She's sleeping pretty terribly, but is otherwise incredibly cute all the time . Her latest milestone is going diaper free during the day and I am so thrilled! She's done amazingly well with EC and I can't believe how easy it is now.

That's great that Landon is learning so fast. I know that bilingual kids often take until 3-3.5 to start speaking really well.

We should get together soon. We've been keeping busy, but we're free Mon, Wed, and Fri most weeks.
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Hey Leah that's great to hear about Andrew . We do need to get together soon. Landon would love to play with Andrew and Jane. That's so cool that you're doing EC with Jane. I'm reading about it so I can start it with Landon. Was it hard at first? I'm also gonna go with cloth diapers for this baby. I'm a little scared and have no idea what brands to buy and I know they're expensive at first but I'm pretty sure that what we spend in diapers right now and in the past with Landon is waaay more. Plus I don't mind washing them.

Anyway I'm feeling better though the first four months of my pregnancy were hell. I was always puking and fatigued plus taking care of my little energizer bunny who doesn't stop lol. I'm starting to feel better now, finally.
Usually those days are fine for me too. This wednesday I'm going out of town on a family reunion in AZ so we'll be able to play the week after. Can you believe this weather that we've been having lately? Seriously I live by two parks and can't do anything cause it's so cold and or raining. I'm hoping to bring back from AZ some of their nice weather with me when I get back lol.
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Xavismom, yeah that's her! Do you go there too? She's sooooo awesome! I need to go back to her but since we've moved and I've been very fatigued from this pregnancy I haven't been back. I am a little scared of natural birth only because I had a placenta abruption with my first, but I still would loooove to have a natural birth with this one. I just have no idea how to even find midwives lol. I know dr. Christina was going to refer me to a few so like I said I need to go there soon especially because I don't like my ob.

She IS awesome! She saved me from a c-section. My DS was in a breech position pretty close to my DD, and I had some serious issues with my pelvic alignment bc of my job. Christina got him head down in the nick of time!

I saw the Midwives at the U of U, Birthcare at Clinic 4. They are awesome. They are the ones that sent me to Christina.

My DS is almost 8 mo now!! Are there any playdates soon with other babies? DS doesnt have anyone to play with, and I really think he wants to. He is SO facinated by watching other babies when we go out. I've been really wanting to take him swimming bc he loves the water. We also go to the zoo a lot because I bought a season pass.
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Xavis Mom that's great that she did that! I loooove her, and I need to go back and get reajusted with her again.

As far as playdates go we haven't really done much yet with other people, but I'm willing to. My son loooves swimming, I started him on swimming lessons at five months and he fell in love with it. Anyway that'd be fun to get everyone to go swimming.
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Feeling really sad and alienated lately. I have a lot of Mama friends, but they are all very very different from me. Had a playdate a few days ago, and my friends got very uncomfortable when I needed to nurse my DS, and I was uncomfortable during discusions on CIO... I just dont know how much more of this I can take

I am a very shy person normaly, and I will admit its hard for me to make new friends, but I would very much like to be friends with some other Mamas that have more in common with me, and I would very much like my DS to have some other babies to play with.

If you guys do start up playdates and such again, I would really like to join in.
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Xavismom, I'm sorry that you're dealing with that. I wish people would respect other people's choices, plus isn't your son six months? Not being able to bf my son made me so depressed that I'm determined to do extended bf with this one. I also get a lot of grief about the whole CIO and co sleeping from my family so I'm sure they are going to be shocked when they find out how long I plan on bf this one.

I've recently got temp custody of my nephew who is three and has major issues. I have to get out of the house with him and my ds at least three times per week or I'll go crazy but usually it's just us. I take him to like any fast food place that has an indoor playground. Sometimes we don't even get anything. If you and your son want to come we can plan on something like that for next week. I'll call Leah too and see what she's doing. I know fast food place isn't the best but it's great for him to burn some of that energy out and he absolutely loooves slides.
post #96 of 296
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Feeling really sad and alienated lately. I have a lot of Mama friends, but they are all very very different from me. Had a playdate a few days ago, and my friends got very uncomfortable when I needed to nurse my DS, and I was uncomfortable during discusions on CIO... I just dont know how much more of this I can take
Aw, . This is really hard. Having a friend who was like minded when my son was small was what saved me. He was such a hard baby and everyone told me is was because I was doing everything wrong. I'm glad I had someone telling me that trusting my instincts was doing the best thing for him.

I went to a pretty mainstream group recently too. I click really well with one of the moms, even though she does things really differently, but boy, it felt so weird when my DD asked to nurse (she's 16mo).

It really does get better as they get older. The differences in parenting don't seem so huge, and a lot of that stuff doesn't really come up anymore. Instead, you swap funny stories about things they say or do or what kinds of things they are interested in, or you go to places that the kids will enjoy, which gives you something else to talk about besides eating and sleeping habits.

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I am a very shy person normaly, and I will admit its hard for me to make new friends, but I would very much like to be friends with some other Mamas that have more in common with me, and I would very much like my DS to have some other babies to play with.
I'm an introvert. Making friends has been pretty hard for me too. Throw in there that I'm not LDS and I feel kinda outside a lot of the time. You sound like a really nice person that I would want to be friends with .

You know, we do really well at LLL. The mamas there have similar parenting styles and there is something to talk about instead trying to make chit chat and make friends. YOu might try that out too. Aren't you up in SLC?

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If you guys do start up playdates and such again, I would really like to join in.
Sorry I haven't been around so much lately. We haven't really been busy or anything, I've just been kinda a homebody for a while. I'm getting really anxious to get out with people again though. Unfortunately, it will be hard to get out this week because I'm going on vacation with my sister and my DD (girl's trip!) to Seattle from the 22-25. I still have a lot to do to prepare for it, and I want to spend as much time with my DS as I can since this will be the first time he's home with just Dad for that amount of time (apparently, they're going camping while I'm away).

But when we get back, we'll be rarin' to play! I really like Mondays or Fridays, but really we can work around just about anything.

Liv, what kind of issues does your nephew have? Is he just really high energy? Sounds like he and my DS might have fun chasing each other around at a park or something. Andrew loves the "chase me until I'm so tired I fall over" game.
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I'm an introvert. Making friends has been pretty hard for me too. Throw in there that I'm not LDS and I feel kinda outside a lot of the time. You sound like a really nice person that I would want to be friends with .

You know, we do really well at LLL. The mamas there have similar parenting styles and there is something to talk about instead trying to make chit chat and make friends. YOu might try that out too. Aren't you up in SLC?
Leah I'm an introvert at heart. I'm also LDS and feel outside a lot. I also can't wait till this baby comes so I can go to a LLL. One thing I also need to start learning and practicing is babywearing. Since I'll be having kids so close in age at first wearing one of them will be the only thing keeping me sane lol.

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Liv, what kind of issues does your nephew have? Is he just really high energy? Sounds like he and my DS might have fun chasing each other around at a park or something. Andrew loves the "chase me until I'm so tired I fall over" game.
Interesting, my nephew loves that game too lol. Well he hasn't been diagnosed or anything. But I feel that he has a little bit of ADD and maybe some sensory issues... He's very high energy so he and Andrew would get along really well chasing each other lol.

After all the trauma that he's been through and that no three year old should go through I'm guessing it would explain why he has no ideas how to cope with his frustrations which in turn would explain some of his problems yk. Just my thoughts, dh and I want to take him to a child's psych and some specialist. He also has really I mean really sensitive skin.

Anyway we should get together soon, have fun on your trip, I heard Seattle is really pretty. Let me know when you get back so we can get together. He'd love to play with Andrew.

Xavismom if you guys want to get together sometime next week I'm all for it. We're available anytime next week except Wednesday. I have a wedding to go to.
post #98 of 296
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Leah I'm an introvert at heart. I'm also LDS and feel outside a lot. I also can't wait till this baby comes so I can go to a LLL. One thing I also need to start learning and practicing is babywearing. Since I'll be having kids so close in age at first wearing one of them will be the only thing keeping me sane lol.
Wait, you are LDS and you feel outside? I always thought, growing up here, that being LDS would have made it easier to make friends. I guess you can feel out of the loop no matter who you are.



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Interesting, my nephew loves that game too lol. Well he hasn't been diagnosed or anything. But I feel that he has a little bit of ADD and maybe some sensory issues... He's very high energy so he and Andrew would get along really well chasing each other lol.
Poor guy! Sounds like he has anxiety and trouble coping for sure. SPD often manifests similarly to ADD/ADHD. I have a book that you might be interested in that explains the difference really well. You can also check out www.sensory-processing-disorder.com for more info on SPD and a really good checklist. If you're planning on a specialist and he's had some trauma in his life, I would definitely recommend some psych therapy. The Children's Center in SLC is supposed to be really excellent. They also have a preschool run by therapists for troubled kids. We were going to go there when we thought just anxiety for Andrew, but I think we're doing the OT first.
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I'm an introvert. Making friends has been pretty hard for me too. Throw in there that I'm not LDS and I feel kinda outside a lot of the time. You sound like a really nice person that I would want to be friends with .

You know, we do really well at LLL. The mamas there have similar parenting styles and there is something to talk about instead trying to make chit chat and make friends. YOu might try that out too. Aren't you up in SLC?
Same here We are not LDS either, and sometimes I do feel like we are on the outside. I never really felt that way while we lived in Sugarhouse, but we live in Sandy now, and I'm noticing it more.

I have been planning on going to an LLL meeting since my DS was born, but I havent made it yet. I wasnt kidding when I said I was shy! I should just get the courage to go. What group do you go to, and when do they meet? I did talk to the leader of the Murray group a few times when my DS was newborn.

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I also can't wait till this baby comes so I can go to a LLL. One thing I also need to start learning and practicing is babywearing. Since I'll be having kids so close in age at first wearing one of them will be the only thing keeping me sane lol.
I could help you with this if you need to learn! I have a sleepywrap that my DS doesnt fit in anymore (he is GIGANTIC) if you'd like it, I could teach you how to use it with a newborn. It was awesome when DS was small.

We also have a ringsling, and a mei tai I could show you how to use.

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Xavismom if you guys want to get together sometime next week I'm all for it. We're available anytime next week except Wednesday. I have a wedding to go to.
I'm a SAHM, so I'm very open, as long as my DH doesnt need to take the vehicle with the car seat in it! Let me know which day you are planning to do something, I'd like that a lot if I have the right vehicle! We just had to move DS up to a convertable this week, he outgrew his first carseat already. He is seriously getting close to 30 Ibs, and is really tall! The new seat only fits in our SUV, the car we have is way too small.
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Oh! Also, I have a season pass to the Zoo that allows me to bring a guest. I bought it in case any of my friends wanted to go with me and the LO's. So far no one has taken me up on it. If you guys ever want to go, and its not a million degrees, let me know!!
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