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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
Kelly was due with Emma for May. After being with us until the end of April, it seemed a bit strange for her to suddenly switch DDCs. So we let her stay.
Just like my DD should have been a June/July baby but was born 5 weeks early on May 31st. I wasn't here during DDC-ing time (joined later) but didn't know where I fit in....this group seemed like the closest to my DD , development-wise.

Well - except the no teeth part
post #122 of 223
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Originally Posted by Blessed_Mom View Post
Just like my DD should have been a June/July baby but was born 5 weeks early on May 31st. I wasn't here during DDC-ing time (joined later) but didn't know where I fit in....this group seemed like the closest to my DD , development-wise.

Well - except the no teeth part
We've had a few late-comers and we're always happy to have them. Just as I'm sure Kelly would be/would have been welcomed with open arms to the April baby thread. But she's ours.
post #123 of 223
Auraji - Sophia is so cute and you look great!

Welcome barefootmama, and other newcomers!!

Olivia has been walking every day now, but I have yet to be able to catch it on video! It's like she sees me with the camera and stops whatever she's doing and starts waving! It's actually pretty funny.

Currently she is still in bed, I guess still recovering from the time change! She was very restless early this morning, but I still got up with DH and now I don't know what to do with myself
post #124 of 223
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Originally Posted by Blessed_Mom View Post
I am a bit confused....is Emma a May baby?
What they said... my due date was May 14. So really development/gestational-age-wise, she fits in here.

Glad they let me stay
post #125 of 223
Peppermint Poppies says:
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Anyone else dealing with nappy(diaper)-changing and dressing tantrums? We have crying, arching back, kicking, rolling away etc. You'd swear I was torturing her.
yup, that happens sometimes with us. My favorite one lately is a poopy diaper was removed and as I was trying to wipe her cute little butt she decides that she wants nothing to do with it, starts twisting, crying and fussing. Once she gets halfway over, she's up on her hands and knees. I'm trying to flip her back over and somehow she lunged but I had a hold of her ankle. I imagine it was quite a site if anyone had looked inside as I found myself holding my daughter by her ankle as she dangled, crying and still twisting around. Eventually she was cleaned up, diapered and set free from her tormentor.

I try to keep her entertained by little toys on the dressing table, but that doesn't work all the time.

I'm just really happy she didn't slam her tiny foot square in the poop.
post #126 of 223
Oh Sophia too is a diaper wrestler. She throws herself, kicks, rolls, tries to escape, it's crazy. Me and Dp always sing "you dont want poops in your butt, no poops in your butt" lol

It's so beautiful out today. I went out twice, once for just a walk to the creek with Sophia and dss, then I went to the book mobile, got three kids book. A Thomas movie for dss (that he has already seen mind you haha) and a movie for DP and I.

I feel a bit sad, dss' pop pop died and he was like one of his favorite persons in the whole world. I've met him a couple times and I really liked him. Im sad too because dss' mom is about to give birth, so I think it might be a bit much for her. It happened last weekend and I think she hasnt dealt with it yet, she said it herself that she feels fine and hasnt really cried, but they were really close. On Sat we're going to his life celebration, it should be fun he had lots of great friends and was truly a great man. It was expected though, he had Hepatitis for like 20 years and recently developed liver cancer. They told him he had 6 months from now, but at least he doesnt have to suffer anymore.
post #127 of 223


Anyone here have any fondant or modeling chocolate experience? I just chewed off way more than I can chew this weekend, feeling overwhelmed.

time change and babies wriggling out of poopy diapers - sucks!

Celebrating a life well lived - awesome!

sorry if I missed something, I just thought I'd ask for help here real quick while I cruise the internet to tutorials.
post #128 of 223
I am not getting email notifications. I really want to keep up but every time I come back pages and pages of chat has happened and I don't have time to read it all So I will post on what I did read.

I stick with the May babies but Liam was born April 8th (6 weeks early) I find it hard to decide where he fits in but it seems he is about where these babies are. But not walking yet which is good for me at this point.

For squiggly baby changes we sing if you are happy and you know it clap your hands. That seems to work really well. For poop diapers I no longer use wipes because he always squiggles and makes a nasty mess so I just wash him in the bathroom sink. Unless we are out then I give him my keys

I hope that is helpful.
post #129 of 223
Auraji,
Is there any way you can provide her with some freezer meals or something for pp? I lost my father 3 weeks before ds2 was born and I can't begin to tell you how helpful that would have been- assuming here that it's a situation where you want to help. I also would have loved to know that ds1 was getting quality attention from close family while I was dealing with a newborn AND estate stuff.
That's what I would have liked (other than a maid ). Of course, dss' mom may be different but I wanted to throw it out there.
post #130 of 223
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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
Auraji,
Is there any way you can provide her with some freezer meals or something for pp? I lost my father 3 weeks before ds2 was born and I can't begin to tell you how helpful that would have been- assuming here that it's a situation where you want to help. I also would have loved to know that ds1 was getting quality attention from close family while I was dealing with a newborn AND estate stuff.
That's what I would have liked (other than a maid ). Of course, dss' mom may be different but I wanted to throw it out there.
Oh of course I want to help. I feel really bad for her, she has a scheduled c-section on April 5th. I told her that dss could stay here as long as she needed to, whenever she needed to, before and after her baby was born. I love having him here and he has been great lately. I think the nice weather helps us both be in a great mood.

I didnt think about the freezer meals, but that's a great idea. I'll ask her what she likes without meat and see what I can make her, she'll appreciate. She lives with her FIL and BIL and she's always complaining about having to cook for 3 men, so I think she would really appreciate that, although they might not dig my veggie dishes, who cares? Im making them for her. She's lucky though because she has a good support system. I never realized how important having people you count on was, until I moved away from home.
post #131 of 223
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Originally Posted by Auraji View Post
Oh of course I want to help. I feel really bad for her, she has a scheduled c-section on April 5th. I told her that dss could stay here as long as she needed to, whenever she needed to, before and after her baby was born. I love having him here and he has been great lately. I think the nice weather helps us both be in a great mood.

I didnt think about the freezer meals, but that's a great idea. I'll ask her what she likes without meat and see what I can make her, she'll appreciate. She lives with her FIL and BIL and she's always complaining about having to cook for 3 men, so I think she would really appreciate that, although they might not dig my veggie dishes, who cares? Im making them for her. She's lucky though because she has a good support system. I never realized how important having people you count on was, until I moved away from home.
I did, but only because they seem to be so few and far between for me anyway.
I hope I didn't offend you but I don't like to make any assumptions about other people's situations. I'm so glad she has you in her life, regardless of her other supports.
post #132 of 223
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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
I did, but only because they seem to be so few and far between for me anyway.
I hope I didn't offend you but I don't like to make any assumptions about other people's situations. I'm so glad she has you in her life, regardless of her other supports.
That's the thing growing up in such a small place as Santo Domingo, you get to know everybody and become friends with everyone and people are always very helpful. If I needed anything at any given time, there were at least 20 people that were available to help out.

I didnt get offended, dont worry. Our relationship is very hmm, I'll say whatever lol we have some kind of "friendship" is not a hypocrite thing, but is more of a we need to be civil and respect each other for the benefit of dss and just because we're adults. Im a very easy going person and I will always get along with everyone, even if I cant stand the person, to me it has nothing to do with liking, but tolerating, respecting and accepting ...this seems like an unnecessary ramble lol
post #133 of 223
Been meaning to share some pics

Blueberries!

Gimme that camera!

And this one just cause I'm proud, no baby in it tho - DH's bday cake
post #134 of 223
Okay, my plans for the weekend are shot and we are snowed in so I get to catch up on the thread finally! Yeah! All three girls are sick life is nuts.

Kelly1101 - I'm jealous of your ped! I want an easy going dr, then I might actually use them more than once a year

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I doubt I’ll be able to read it all and hope I haven’t asked the same question the millionth time.
Olivia is getting over cold
I have dental and medical issues that I’ll finally be able to address, but I’ll miss our evening cuddle/nursing times.
Most don't mind the millionth Q - they usually still point you in the right direction. Once in a blue moon someone will get an attitude, but very rarely.
Snot remedy - boil a pan of water w/ peppermint oil on the stove.
We've started the process of weaning here too cause I have to get my dental work done. My teeth are falling apart after 4 years of neglect due to being pregnant and/or nursing.

desertgirl01 -

lotus.blossom - Anna is wearing a 2T today

Novus -

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Originally Posted by Peppermint Poppies View Post
Ouch!! Darcy does this too when she's teething - bites down on the nipples, then pulls her head backwards while her teeth are still clenched.
even before teeth she would do this! I've made her cry more than once when I yelp and yank my boob from her, but it's involuntary! I can't help it!
Adorable pics! They are both adorable! I love that hat. Why is it the most entertaining toy is a box of tissues? We did that same thing w/ DD1 and DD2, I think I need to do it again for Anna.
for the job

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I have to RUN to get him if he starts that and then he spends the rest of the night with us in our bed.
I do this too, she is now in a room by herself, but next to her sister's room and she wakes them up.

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I think my DH appreciates me more after having the kids to himself now and then. Yesterday I worked, and when I came home, DH was thrilled with himself that he had managed to do one load of laundry. I told him, "Now you know why I feel so accomplished when I manage to do dishes AND laundry the same day!"
DH was so proud when I got home the other day and he had them dressed. Problem is he had the two oldest in a red long sleeve shirts and red pants so they looked like tomatoes. He got offended when I changed their pants

major_mama11 - the time change + sickness = no sleep in this house.

Novus - Anna has wicked seperation anxiety. the only time she "runs" from me is if she has something she knows she shouldn't

j_p_i - helping herself to the cheerios already? she looks like my three yo when she gets into something then turns and says "I'm helping you - here"

Kelly1101 - I thought you were 2nd or 3rd. I can think of one older than her, but I can't remember which MDC name is hers and not sure she would want me to say her real name I'll have to check the FB group later.

barefootmama0709 -

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Originally Posted by Auraji View Post
Oh and she's a gymnast nurser too. I thought more of a contortionist lol
Anna is definately a contortionist.
Poop - it usually begins to vary a lot when they eat more solids. Long as it's not outright diarhea or blood streaked hard, it shouldn't be anything to worry about.
That's funny! Had you mentioned your birthday before now? For some reason I had you pegged for a fellow pisces in my mind! You must have mentioned it in previous months. Happy Birthday!

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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
Just as I'm sure Kelly would be/would have been welcomed with open arms to the April baby thread. But she's ours.
that's right!

j_p_i - you have got to cut out that walking talk you're depressing me

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Originally Posted by cheryllynn View Post
yup, that happens sometimes with us. My favorite one lately is a poopy diaper was removed and as I was trying to wipe her cute little butt she decides that she wants nothing to do with it, starts twisting, crying and fussing. Once she gets halfway over, she's up on her hands and knees. I'm trying to flip her back over and somehow she lunged but I had a hold of her ankle. I imagine it was quite a site if anyone had looked inside as I found myself holding my daughter by her ankle as she dangled, crying and still twisting around. Eventually she was cleaned up, diapered and set free from her tormentor.
everyday, I try to entertain her by letting her hold the wipes or diaper or pants, toys, anything... The kid hates getting her diaper changed!

Auraji - you think the reason she hasn't cried is she had been mourning him already when he was alive? I've known some people who have lost family from terminal illness that had months to prepare for it and made the transition very well.

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but tolerating, respecting and accepting
Sounds like me at times with my MIL
post #135 of 223
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Originally Posted by OceansEve View Post

Kelly1101 - I'm jealous of your ped! I want an easy going dr, then I might actually use them more than once a year
I know, I so lucked out...

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Kelly1101 - I thought you were 2nd or 3rd. I can think of one older than her, but I can't remember which MDC name is hers and not sure she would want me to say her real name I'll have to check the FB group later.
I know there were one or two in the ddc earlier, but I'm not sure if anyone in the thread.
post #136 of 223
I'll call her M. She stopped by this month once I thought, but not often. I think hers is oldest. I think you are next, but since you are on more I think you can safely claim oldest.
post #137 of 223
Darcy only had one nap yesterday I'm so not ready for her to drop down to only one nap per day!!
post #138 of 223
Em has days where she only has one nap.

Her napping has been pretty brutal though lately. I'm hoping it's just teething. She sleeps VERY lightly, so that if I even try to stand up out of the chair (I rock/nurse her to sleep), she wakes up. If I manage to stand up, she wakes up when I go to put her down in the crib. So yeah, I've been getting NOTHING done.
post #139 of 223
Anna has been down to one nap for at least a month. She falls asleep usually between 12-2 and is down for 1-2 hours (usually 1 ). Actually had a 3 hour nap this week, but I think that's cause she's sick. DD1 and 2 used to do a 2-3 hour naps when they went down to one, I hope Anna makes it a habit.
post #140 of 223
OceansEve- I think I did mention it before. I always get amazed at how many Pisces friends I have, I've said Happy Bday like 20 times this month lol

And Im not sure with dss' mom, we would ask her about how her dad doing and she would just say that it is what it is, that he wasnt gonna get better, just stay the same or get worse. She's not an emotional person, well she's an angry person lol, that's the only emotion I've seen in her since I've known her, maybe a little too much. Im not sure why but she's always arguing with everyone, even people she doesnt know.

The funeral for her dad was great though, I dont even know if I should call it a funeral...it was just a big party. I feel sad for her stepmom though, I really like her too and she's heartbroken. Im worried about her. I told DP maybe in a week or two we should invite her over for dinner or something. She's always been very nice to me and says Im her Aura lol

Sophia did GREAT at the party! There was so many people, so many strange people and music and loudness and she was just in her boba for 7 1/2 hours and smiling and giving people her carrots and her strawberries and "talking" and waving and being little miss sunshine. She never cried. She played in the grass for a bit, she took 3 little naps on her boba. Everyone was amazed on how good she was being, there was a bonfire and she really liked that and some other babies, but she cared more about the grownups telling her she's beautiful lol. She looked so pretty because I put her hair up on pig tails for the first time, but I couldnt find my camera to take a pic

Today she's grumpy, she's probably like where is today's party?
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