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Chat Thread February 1 - ??

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Chat away...

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I can't believe it's time already!  More tomorrow from me upsidedown.gif

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my baby feels so old now! 

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Getting kicked out of our DDC brings it home just how grown-up our babies are now! Can you believe it's already been 3-4 months? Eli is getting so big and strong. I'm glad we have the FB group and this group now, at least--it would suck not to have any place to talk!

 

Gah. 10:15, DH is asleep, and I have a wide awake baby. He slept for HOURS this afternoon/evening... he may NEVER sleep tonight.

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trinket- I hope you get him to sleep. The long naps are nice but the repercussions can be detrimental!

 

I can't believe that our ddc was this active for this long. I have never been a part of one that was like this (or I definately wasn't active if it was, but certainly didn't seem like any were this active). I think it is great we can continue on in this group and on fb.

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We have the best group!

 

Dd & I slept all afternoon 'cause ds was at my Mom's (ok, she woke several times to bf) & now she is all happy & full of smiles right now. Usually in the evening she is MISERABLE but right now she is sitting in the bumbo chatting & smiling & she's been happy all evening. Oy. Maybe the poor girl just isn't getting enough sleep in the afternoon. Not 100% sure how to solve that as lying in bed bfing on & off for hours isn't going to happen on a daily basis.

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This is definitely a fantastic group. love.gif My older DS' DDC was the same way. and we are still in touch regularly. It's so nice.

 

I can't believe we are already archiving the DDC! I'm glad the social groups exist now.

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Thank you for starting a new chat thread here. I was just about to do it, because I can't LIVE without chatting with you. Well...I haven't had to live without it for a WHOLE YEAR. Wow.

 

I'm in the thick of doing yucky taxes. It's confusing when I am self-employed. Blah.

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Originally Posted by lifeguard View Postlying in bed bfing on & off for hours isn't going to happen on a daily basis.


Wouldn't that be awesome though?! I have the same issue, my 3 year old obviously can't take care of herself for that long so it's not happening. But it would be a lovely way to spend the afternoons!

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Just a little bit about my morning. Please laugh because I am- I'd rather not cry!

 

Up with Maeve at 4:30 because of a very rare middle of the night poopy diaper. And then another, and a poop in the potty. Guess the girl had to go! She decided to take this opportunity to smile, coo, and pass out slobbery kisses for over an hour. Hard to be grumpy with that. Back to bed. Slept till 8ish. Came out to the living room to find that the dog had puked. Upon further investigation I found that she had puked in 3 places. Cleaned it up. Half an hour later DD1 wakes up. Head to the bedroom and find that she is lying in my bed and not hers (in the same room). Tease her about being in my bed- "Well I peed in my bed Mama." Great. Clean her up and then tackle the sheets and bed. SO MUCH BODILY FLUID! I didn't even mention Maeve spitting up all over me because that is just so common I barely notice anymore. Good grief. I just want to drink my cup of coffee now and pray I can settle both girls enough this morning to squeeze a shower in!

 

So good morning ladies! ROTFLMAO.gifA little hint of my crazy life!

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lol.gif Thanks for the laugh, Sue!

 

DH just got it confirmed that he's going on another business trip. We knew it was coming, and I'm glad he pushed it back as far as he could (it was originally scheduled for last sept/oct!), but I'm still not ready to do this alone. He leaves at 5am Sunday morning and comes back in 3 weeks. On the line up for him is Taiwan, Hong Kong and Cebu. Lots of fun places for him but I will be here alone with the kids. Oh wait.... I have my insane MIL who will call 20 times a day "just to check". And when I don't answer (because I won't, I'm still not speaking to her after the crap she did with Christmas/my dad) she'll likely try to come over. And when the doors are locked she'll start beating on them, screaming for me. And when I ignore that she'll likely start flooding dh's work email with messages about how aliens must have abducted me or how I kidnapped the kids and ran away to Mexico or something eyesroll.gif

 

In other news.... Kai is doing great! He's going through a growth spurt though and is eating ALL THE TIME. He had been sleeping 7-9 solid hours every night. Now he's awake at least every hour. Geez! Oops, gotta run and get ds1!

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Sue- thanks for the laugh! I laugh because I have been there. I remember when Ihad 3 kids and everyone got diareah and hte littlest was puking too it was disgusting. It is worth it though with these wonderful little people. The dog, that I don't know about. lol my dog had diareah for several months strait.. oh fun times!

 

Steph- You will be able to handle it.. you can do it you can do it:). I find that when dh is gone we get a groove and it actually isn't that bad. As far as your psycho mil I just don't know what to say about that. good luck.

 

rosemary- I can't deal w/out chatting with this group either. Can't believe it has been a year. WOW!

 

AFU- Saphira slept through the night again. I can't believe it. This has never happened to me before. What is awesome is that all of my kids slept through the night. Wow it was purely amazing. Why do I feel like I still need a nap?

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My DC are in my bed without me right now, sound asleep. Hoping for NO NIGHTMARES tonight--ds has been having this recurring monster dream and had it no fewer than 3 times last night. How can you stop them? Eesh.

 

Sue, that's funny.

 

 

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Steph, I hope things go Ok with your dh gone and the crazy wench...err...your mother-in-law minds her freaking business.

Sunday will be the anniversary of my positive pregnancy test. Saturday will be the anniversary of the test I peed on, thought it didn't work because no lines showed, and came home to notice two lines in the trash. I went out and got a digital; I was sure I was psyching myself out. Ahhh.
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Sue - I vow to never change sheets again just 'cause it seems like time 'cause guaranteed within hours the clean sheets will be contaminated with bodily fluids - it never fails!

 

theboysmama - I think it would take years to truly feel like a nap was not needed! Yeah on full night's sleeps though - super exciting.

 

steph - you'll do great! Eeek to the mil - not sure what I would do.

 

afm - mil has been pushing to take ds to sil's for an overnight for a little while now. Dh & I have had many arguments over her driving ds at all but this is just too much (it's almost a 2 hour drive) but haven't been able to figure out how to deal with it. She's not a bad driver just highly distractable & I hate her driving ds at all but especially on the highway. So we figured we would drop her & ds off at sil when we go out of town in a few weeks but then of course she came up with reasons that won't work, soooo...I finally came clean & told her I just wasn't comfortable with her driving with him so far & she was totally good about it! Now we'll see if she remembers the conversation...

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So, a good friend was just over for a playdate.  She has to go back to work in a few months and has been searching for a daycare placement.  She was so excited that she found one that ticked all the boxes she dreamed off - a lovely family, fully inspected and accredited, blw and cd friendly, free play, gentle and nurturing, lovely meals prepared, wooden toys etc etc etc.


And she was so excited that they were so pro-breastfed babies and very happy to feed expressed milk for as long as the parents wanted.  

 

And she said how they flatly turned down anyone who EFF...because they just didn't jive with those sorts of people...and couldn't bring themselves to feed children formula.

 

And.  Wow.  If I had to put my kids in daycare would I be turned out of the sorts of places I would prefer because I have to FF?  I have been trying so hard to get out of the habit of immediately explaining to strangers that we tried so hard to BF but couldn't SO PLEEEAAASE DON'T JUDGE ME FOR PUTTING THIS BOTTLE IN HER MOUTH!  So if I didn't, these people would just assume I was a terrible parent and not somebody they could have in their group?

 

It's just so hurtful sometimes when you realize that people judge so much.  

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Originally Posted by lifeguard View Post

 

afm - mil has been pushing to take ds to sil's for an overnight for a little while now. Dh & I have had many arguments over her driving ds at all but this is just too much (it's almost a 2 hour drive) but haven't been able to figure out how to deal with it. She's not a bad driver just highly distractable & I hate her driving ds at all but especially on the highway. So we figured we would drop her & ds off at sil when we go out of town in a few weeks but then of course she came up with reasons that won't work, soooo...I finally came clean & told her I just wasn't comfortable with her driving with him so far & she was totally good about it! Now we'll see if she remembers the conversation...

Lifeguard, I've been trying to find a way to say this same thing to my mom. She's horrible behind the wheel, and I feel unsafe in a car with her, let alone having her take my kids. Good for you for telling her--not sure I would be able to do that. How did she take it?

 

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Originally Posted by Katico View Post


It's just so hurtful sometimes when you realize that people judge so much.  

I'm not sure what to say--did your friend realize what she was saying when she said this to you? I'm sorry, that is just cruel.

 


 

 

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I'm starting a new thread for those of us trying to lose the baby weight in this social group.

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Originally Posted by RosemaryS-F View Post

I'm not sure what to say--did your friend realize what she was saying when she said this to you? I'm sorry, that is just cruel.

 


She didn't realize because she "knows" i'm not one of "those people"....it wouldn't have occurred to her that I am unless I plead my case to everyone who sees/knows we FF.  

 

And what about the mothers who are going back to work and decide they can't or don't want to pump???  Geez, it just makes me so mad.

 

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I'm with you, Beth.  I get tired of the "everyone can breastfeed exclusively if they just commit themselves".  I can do some, but I am not letting pride keep my baby hungry.  Would I love to EBF?  ABSOLUTELY!  I feel like I have to explain too, I'm trying to be more unapologetic about it, but it is rough.

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