i am so in love with my babe, born 2/24/09, she is really bright for her age, i call her my mini me :)
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February 09 mamas - they're not babies anymore! - Page 80post #1581 of 29664/11/11 at 9:40pmpost #1582 of 29664/12/11 at 10:00am
Starling, I've really only begun to feel movement in the last few days. I'm so sorry that you are still puking. that is the worst!
Cindy, I'm so glad you have someone lined up to watch M. That is my biggest concern right now. I know my mom will want to be at the birth but she may have to be home with Fiona instead. If she gets to town in time. Ugh. stressing me out.
So last night Fiona was having a hard time falling asleep. She was totally wired from an open house/dinner we went to as part of the conference DH is involved with. She was making all kinds of excuses why she needed to get up. This was my favorite...
"Oh no, I can't find my eyebrows on my head! It's missing! Better get up and check it." I was trying so hard not to laugh at her!
After more tossing and turning and shenanigans I yelled at her to close her eyes and go to sleep! Very calmly she said, "You're not being very nice to me Mom." OMG, where did this wild thing come from! And I'm pretty sure I fell asleep before she did!post #1583 of 29664/12/11 at 12:34pm
AK - LOL! I love the quotes! R has also been saying so many funny things lately. His vocabulary is getting better which means more interesting comments :P One of my favourite things he does is answer his own questions, he'll say something and say 'yeah?' 'Ok!' For example 'I have cookie?' 'Yeah?' 'Ok!' Meanwhile, I have yet to say anything lol!
Starling - I did a good job cooking the chicken, but I overcooked the sauce. It wasn't quite burnt but it was too thick. Oh well! It still tasted good :) I probably won't add a lot of meat to our diet, just once in a while.
So I decided to get a non-hormonal iud and went for a pap test today. I have a new doctor and she said I have a retroverted uterus and my cervix is hard to find, so I'm being referred to a gyno for the iud (which means I have to wait a few months - kind of annoying). I find it odd that my old doctor and my midwives never said anything about this?? Very strange!post #1584 of 29664/12/11 at 7:38pm
glad the pay thing got striaghtened out, I was up when it happened and thought of you.
Everrgreen, loved your photos! Sorry R was sick when you got back. As for nursing some babies still nurse even when the milk has dried up, there is also a good chance his sucking will bring the milk back ..
Sue, that's a VERY funny quote. My 8 year old told me I was using intimidation to try and control her.
So DH is home for good and we find out in a day or two if we have to sue thembecause they haven't paid him. Hubs is super stressed and upset that I plan on borrowing money from my sisters ot pay the bills, but really what else are we supposed to do. What they owe us is 2/3 of our monthly budget and right now we are stealing gas so we can cook and take hot showers. We have a lawyer friend who will be able to represent us if we do have to sue them, and at this point Hubs WANTS to sue them b/c he's so angry that his family has had to wonder how we will buy food (and borrow money now too, he is almost too proud).
WHINING/CRYING- Junes has gotten so ANNOYING with this. She will just stand at my feet and cry and cry, and I can't hold her ALL THE TIME. I have to take care of the other kids, mornigns are the worst because I have to get the older girls ready. Also today she threw the hugest tantrum b/c I wouldn't leave both my boobs out while she nursed. can't wait for this whiney annoying bit to be OVER.
Hooray for movement, don't get too worried if you don't feel it for awhile. Before the regular "feel the move" date you might notice you don't feel the movement. think of this as an pleasant extra.post #1585 of 29664/12/11 at 8:03pm
Oh, Courtney, that sounds so stressful! I'm sending Pay-Them-Right-Now-Scumbag vibes to your DH's employer!
As for my feeling so nervous, I said to heck with it and went and had a quick doppler check at the midwives. Of course, all is fine. That should tide me over for the couple of weeks until my next appointment.post #1586 of 29664/12/11 at 8:36pm
Oh Courtney - I am so sorry you are dealing with that! What evil criminals - taking food from the mouths of babes! Argh! You SHOULD sue them!!
Starling: How nice that they could do that for you. :-)
Sue: Funny quote!
Everr: Hmmm...you were able to find your cervix when you were charting, right? How odd! I wonder if giving birth rearranged things? Oh well, better to go to someone good at inserting them since there is a bit of risk of perforating your uterus.
I'm loving M's repertoire of songs these days. She does long medleys of bunches of songs mixed together. And today she pulled Jingle Bells out of no where? I have no idea where she got that from??
Cindypost #1587 of 29664/12/11 at 9:40pmpost #1588 of 29664/13/11 at 5:51am
Courtney, I so hope they get it worked out soon, how stressful! My BIL had a similar situation last year and is in the process of suing the company he works for right now. He was off for an injury that he needed surgery for and they weren't paying his workman's comp. With his being the only income, they were in the same boat as you are now, but with 5 kids to feed!
Starling, glad you got some reassurance, it's so hard not to worry!
Sue, I'm so jealous that you're feeling movement! I felt Owyn for the first time when I was 14 weeks and it was so great! I'm hoping I feel this one just as early, maybe earlier!!
I had an appt with my midwife yesterday and got to hear the heartbeat. At 10 weeks, it was still kind of hard to find with the doppler. But it was fast and strong once we found it, 181 bpm! Two more appointments before we have the sonogram to see the gender, I'll be 19 weeks, can't wait!!! It should be growing its parts right about now, so I'm sending lots of penis-growing vibes its way!post #1589 of 29664/13/11 at 8:38am
Courtney ... When I was pregnant with E I could find the heartbeat with the small bell on my stethoscope at about twenty weeks, so I think I can wait until then. I did see if there were any locally on CL, but no luck.
Mal ... Rooting for a boy? Do you have a feeling either way? I'm pretty sure this one is a boy, but DP is pretty sure we're having a girl. I don't think we'll find out, although we waffle on that decision all the time.
Cindy, I love the songs they come up with too! E's current repertoire is mostly songs from our weekly story time, Mary Poppins and Annie. She breaks out in song all the time. It's very sweet. Yesterday she was 'skipping' (not at all coordinated enough to actually do it, but she tries and ends up with an adorable sort of lurch) and singing, "Let's go fly a kite, up to the highest height," which is funny because she's actually quite afraid of kites and doesn't like it when we fly her fairy kite or DP's stunt kite. How are you feeling, Cindy?
And what's going on in the enchanted world of Katmai and Lituya? Mckittre?post #1590 of 29664/13/11 at 9:12ampost #1591 of 29664/13/11 at 9:33am
I've been wondering about Mckittre too... hmm
It's 8:30 and Fiona is still asleep and never even woke up to nurse in the early morning hours (usually around 6:30). I'm shocked! DH said this morning... I've heard about kids sleeping like that just never though it would be our kid! :)
A beautiful sunny day in Kodiak. Can't wait to get out to play today.post #1592 of 29664/13/11 at 11:14am
Thursday - I am so sorry your dh's employ is doing that!! That is awful!!! I hope everything works out and you don't have to take them to court. What a pain!
And I remember that article! I'll have to go find it. AK, you did the womb massage, right? Did you have retroverted uterus?
Cindy - Yes I did check my cervix back in the day. I should try again, I never had a problem finding it. So weird!
Starling - Glad to hear the doppler has put your mind at ease!! Hopefully your little babe will start squirming soon :)
Mal - Oh I don't know 181 bbm says 'girl' to me :P Fingers crossed for you though!
I left Royce naked from after dinner last night until we had to leave the house this morning and he had NO ACCIDENTS!! He peed on the pottty everytime!!! He asked for a diaper when he first woke up but I told him to use the potty and he did!! All the other times were completely on his own initiative. We were out all morning and now he's napping but when he wakes up I'm going to have him go naked again and use the potty!!!
Oh and as of today I officially have court-ordered sole custody :)post #1593 of 29664/13/11 at 11:23ampost #1594 of 29664/13/11 at 11:26amQuote:
I know! When she said it was so fast, I was kinda worried! That was when she first found it though and shortly after, you could hear it slow down a little. Maybe the doppler just startled my poor little guy. I'm okay with whatever we get, but I just can't picture anything but a boy. From the moment I found out, I keep imagining a little baby boy. And with Owyn, we could only ever come up with boy names, hence our girl with a traditionally male name. And she was a girl. Now, all I can think of are girl names. I'm just not in love with any boy names. Maybe the same logic will work.
Congrats on sole custody!! You must be very relieved.post #1595 of 29664/13/11 at 4:09pm
mal: You can always name him Sue! Fiona's heart rate was always around 180. This time we've gotten 160 each time we've checked (3x's now).
Everrgreen: Yeah for sole custody! I'm so happy you have that done! Woo Hoo! :) I did mayan womb massage and I really feel that is why it was so much easier to conceive for us this time. My uterus wasn't retroverted but it was off to one side quite a bit. You can't do the massage with an IUD in. If you are interested in trying it do it before you get your IUD.
I'm totally impressed with R's use of the potty! That is so awesome! Fiona just pees on the floor when she's naked, even if she sat on the potty for 5 minutes just moments before.post #1596 of 29664/13/11 at 4:10pmpost #1597 of 29664/13/11 at 5:15pm
Ever ... Yay! That's wonderful news! I'm referring to your shiny, new, official custody. But the potty success is worth celebrating too!
Mal ... The whole heartbeat thing has no foundation in fact. I was madly googling yesterday and most of what came up was about how it's not reflective of the gender at all! And apparently the heartbeat slows way down after about ten weeks, so that number will be very different than the one you're working with now. Ours was 145, which i took straight to Doctor Google, who said that according to the old wives tale, over 140 indicates a girl and below 140 indicates a boy.
AFM: We got into a housing co-op! Right across from where we are now, in the neighbourhood we love. It's three bedrooms, which is one more than we have now, and it will cost half of what we pay now in mortgage. We're very excited! I think it'll do just fine while the littles are little, and we can either park our real estate money in an investment or rental property. What a relief to know that we can homeschool without worrying about going bankrupt! Whoo hoo!
Sue, E pees on the floor too. I just got a lead on some imse vimse training pants that might fit for her. I might try those.post #1598 of 29664/13/11 at 8:14pmpost #1599 of 29664/14/11 at 9:28am
I love johnny cash too!
Courtney: Any resolution to your Dh's paycheck? I can't believe they haven't paid him. What complete Jack A's!
Starling: Does this mean you don't have to go back to work?! Or to less work? To pay half of your mortgage is incredible! Woo Hoo! When do you move? I know you guys have been wanting this for a long time. So happy for your family! BTW, What did you end of getting from that craigslist lead?
Dh was at the local brewery after work last night and was chatting with a friend. The friend has two kids and was filling him in on what life with two kids is like. He said you guys have a 3 bedroom right. No, a tiny 2 bedroom. Will you be looking to move? DH, said yes actually. Same neighborhood? Nope, off island. I was so excited to hear that he was talking to someone else about our plan to move. Makes the plan seem more real. Our goal is to be moved by summer of 2012. I'm ready now but I'll be patient.post #1600 of 29664/14/11 at 9:46am
Sue: Wow, still in Alaska? Exciting! 2 bedrooms will be fine for now with babies in your room!
Starling: Hooray! So happy you got the coop? I too am wondering if you'll be going back to work? Yay yay yay!
Everr: Congrats on the custody!! You must be SO relieved. And yay for potty! I'm jealous!
I am SO confused about midwives. I met the 1st yesterday and liked her. Spoke to one who used to work at the birth center where M was born today - and found out that my midwife from the birth center (which is too far for us to go to) would be the 2nd midwife at the birth. I thought this girl was my last choice bc she is sort of green, but knowing my midwife that I trust and love would be there changes everything! Though I still have a bit of concern about her making it on time but it's different for her to sit on traffic on the way to me since she is not in labor. Sunday we are meeting with my friend's midwife who has also been at it 30 yrs and on Monday another trio that includes 1 who has been at it 30 yrs - but you get 2 of the 3 at your birth and don't know which of the 3 it will be. I'm so torn. I know this is going to be a really hard decision!!
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