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March 2012 Rockstar Mamas and Their Babies

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Member List:

lyeterae ~ Baby boy born February 2011
annie ~ Baby girl born April 7, 2011
Barefootscientist ~ Baby boy born May 30, 2011
AnnieA (due 7/18) ~ Baby girl born July 17, 2011
MarineWife (due 7/30) ~ Baby boy born July 25, 2011
Baby_Cakes (due 8/16) ~ Baby boy born August 16, 2011
MovingMomma (due 8/9) ~ Baby girl born August 18, 2011
akind1 (due 9/28) ~ Baby girl born October 11, 2011
mom2one (due 10/23) ~ Baby boy born October 21, 2011
jeninejessica (due 12/10) ~ Baby girl born November 29, 2011
Kindermama (due 1/6) ~ Baby boy born January 1, 2012


Last month's thread: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1343936/february-2012-whatever-ladies-and-babies
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From what I can recall, Jamestown is small and can be done in half a day.  If we wanted we could probably split Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown into one day?  

I've been so many times to CW, but it looks like they changed their ticket pricing.  Neat.  

 

MW - if we can get discounted tickets thru Annie for Busch it won't be that much! And we have AAA which usually offers some sort of discount on admission there if necessary.  It's a pretty fun park, and there are rides for littles, too.  Not much to eat there, IIRC, but it's a good time.

 

O/T - I'm so sick of having only one bathroom with a DH who literally takes 30 min to take a crap.  I mean, seriously.  There are TWO other people in this house who need to use the toilet and I'm SO READY TO MOVE.  Ugh.  I feel like we're getting no closer to moving b/c there is just no time to finish up projects or even get the house in any shape to show.  We are SO far from that point.  It's feeling overwhelming and impossible right now.

 

 

 

 

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My mom said Jamestown could be done in one day. I'm not sure about the Jamestown/Yorktown combo. I was thinking those 2 in one day and Williamsburg at least one day. There are a lot of buildings to go into in Williamsburg, which I've decided I should take the boys to if I want them to get a real feel for how things were in colonial times. And, you do need tickets to hear the speeches, like Thomas Jefferson. The boys will probably be bored with that, Kellen definitely, but I'd like to at least try it with them.

There are plenty of ways to get discounts. We can get discounted tickets through the resort or on the various websites and I can get them from the military. My mom said the discount for CW from the resort isn't much cheaper than the discount on the CW website. We'll have to try to compare discounts as we get closer to see which, if any, are best.

I thought there was lots to eat at Busch Gardens. Doesn't it have all those different country areas where you can sample the foods? I didn't check out the website. I just checked the ticket prices. With 3 full days, we could do one each day.

I feel the same way about our house if I think about it too much. We will have to move in a certain amount of time no matter what. There's a lot that needs to be done to our house before we can put it on the market. Plus, I don't see how we'll be able to keep it show ready with all of us living here. I think we'll have to do weekend appointments and open houses only to show if we're still in the house. There's no way I can handle an agent calling me to say I have 15 minutes to get out of my house because they are coming over to show it. I don't know what we'll do if we don't sell or rent it before me move. We can't afford to pay for two homes. Not to mention that we'll probably have to pay to sell it. We won't make a profit to even cover the closing costs, I don't think.
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I thought there was lots to eat at Busch Gardens. Doesn't it have all those different country areas where you can sample the foods? I didn't check out the website. I just checked the ticket prices. With 3 full days, we could do one each day.


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Sorry, not much vegan food, PLENTY of food for ppl who eat whatever.  

We can figure it out.  We have time!

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The resort looks gorgeous guys!

 

I'm busying myself with planning our trip at the end of the month. I think we've made small breakthroughs with the car and I'm feeling hopeful! The hotel room I'm looking at right now is expensive, but looks so nice, so I think I'm going to splurge. 

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The resort looks gorgeous guys!

 

I'm busying myself with planning our trip at the end of the month. I think we've made small breakthroughs with the car and I'm feeling hopeful! The hotel room I'm looking at right now is expensive, but looks so nice, so I think I'm going to splurge. 

 

Ooh where are you going?  I must have missed something.  I'm glad she's doing better in the car.  We were homebound for close to 3.5 months, and then I had just had enough and we started going out again.  At this point hes more upset being buckled in the carseat than any of the actual trip.  I try to just make as few stops as possible so the buckling/unbuckling doesn't have to be done too many times.

 

I don't feel like doing chores today and can't think of anything for dinner.  We'll prob just do stir fry b/c whatever.  I'm over it.  I bought a cake mix last week and DH got cans of diet dr pepper so DD and I just made a cake.  You just put the soda with the cake mix and bake.  It really works.  LOL.  So, dessert for tonight is taken care of!  LOL.
 

 

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Yeah, where are you going, JJ? Dylan is usually pretty good in the car these days. He doesn't even mind getting in and out too much, but then I don't do that much anyway. I can't last for more than 2-3 stops in one outing before I'm exhausted. lol.gif

We spent the afternoon at the park with some other homeschoolers. 80 degrees and sunny with a nice wind. I feel like I actually got some sun on my face. So nice! I had to wear jeans, though, because it's been I don't know how long since I've shaved my legs.

What's this about soda and cake mix? I don't get it. Please, explain.
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It was such great weather here today as well! DD and I didn't get out much though. She fell asleep a little after 9 AM and I laid down with her. I briefly thought about setting an alarm because I wanted to go to my doctor friend to get a script for a YI but she was only there until Noon today and Ava and I slept until 12:15 PM! Yikes! Oh well, we were both tired. I'm going to try to get over to see her tomorrow. I've tried to treat it w/OTC stuff and also garlic and it's just not going away.

 

Baby_Cakes, I'm definitely up for going to Busch Gardens. I haven't been since I was a kid. If the kids are with us that weekend, I'll have DH bring them down on Saturday and we can go to BG that day. They love to ride roller coasters. If it's just DH and me, we can all take turns watching the kids while the other grownups ride. I can't ride too many right in a row anyways because I get motion sick. I love the shows at BG too.

 

DD is doing so great in the car these days, in fact she does too well! She falls asleep within five mins of getting in the car and then I don't want to stop and wake her up!

 

DD had a great time eating lunch today. I gave her some spaghetti noodles w/EVOO on her bumbo tray and she would shove them in her mouth, suck off the olive oil and then spit out the noodles. ROTFLMAO.gif I also gave her some puree and she ate about 5 bites of that. She's really figuring out the food thing now.

 

Oh and Baby_Cakes, I feel your pain w/a DH that takes FOREVER in the bathroom. You better hope it's not hereditary like it appears to be in my family! DSS 17 takes forever now too so I have two of them in my house! It takes forever to get ready to go somewhere because someone is always off taking a crap! Hahaha! I've told them if they want to take 30 mins in the bathroom, they need to get up earlier and plan that in to their morning. DSS 17 used to start the shower before using the bathroom. I about lost my mind when I figured out he was doing that! All that wasted water! So now he at least waits until after he's done going to the bathroom before turning on the shower.

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re: cake mix and diet coke - it's a Hungry Girl thing.  I mean, I know most of us try to eat healthy/natural and this definitely ISN'T, but...

 

http://www.hungry-girl.com/show/more-surprises-shockers-and-swaps-diet-soda-cake-recipe

 

Oh man 80 degrees!  I cant even imagine!  We got out for a stroller walk but it was gray, maybe 45 degrees and drizzly.  

I love my stroller.  I can push it with one hand and hold my coffee with the other.  I'm going to get the tray for a water bottle/keys off amazon for it, but until then for walks it's working just fine.

 

Annie -LOL!  I so hear you!!!  DH has to wake up early enough to get in there.  I get so pissed off when I'm busy getting the kids to leave to go somewhere, and I'm getting coats/hats/shoes on, and he goes in.  Today I nearly flipped.  "We're trying to get out of the house and you have 2 people here who need to pee before leaving!  A warning would be nice so that we can just both go quickly and then you can have it for an hour!!!" Cuss.gif  Probably overreacting, but whatever!!

 

Ok, good I'm glad we have some riders!!!  Have you seen Griffon??  OMG.  DH and I did that one years ago.  I think my heart was in my throat!!

 

 

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Oh and MW, I love the new title! We are all definitely ROCK STARS!

 

Re: makeup. When my DSDs were younger, they wanted to do the play makeup. The stuff for kids always freaks me out so I bought them each a powder compact of nicer stuff from Target so it wouldn't irritate their skin. They still love to do makeup stuff. They each got a big palette of eye shadow colors for christmas w/nice bamboo brushes. They love experimenting with it.

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The title was Kat's idea, not mine. smile.gif

Annie ~ Ryan used to do something like that in the bathroom. I'm not so sure your 17yo is doing what you think he's doing. winky.gifwinky.gif

Now I feel bad about being out in the sun. Dylan has a pink sunburn on both of his forearms. greensad.gif It never occurred to me that he would get sunburned.
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The title was Kat's idea, not mine. :)
Annie ~ Ryan used to do something like that in the bathroom. I'm not so sure your 17yo is doing what you think he's doing. :wink:wink
Now I feel bad about being out in the sun. Dylan has a pink sunburn on both of his forearms. :( It never occurred to me that he would get sunburned.


biglaugh.gif We have that issue too but it's associated w/30 minute showers...so 30 mins for using the bathroom and then 30 minute showers. Cuss.gif It's a good thing we have two bathrooms because otherwise, there would have been blood shed a long time ago!

 

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biglaugh.gif We have that issue too but it's associated w/30 minute showers...so 30 mins for using the bathroom and then 30 minute showers. Cuss.gif It's a good thing we have two bathrooms because otherwise, there would have been blood shed a long time ago!

 


hehehe...Ryan would go in the bathroom and run the water for 30 minutes so I'd assume he was taking a shower. Then he'd come out bone dry. I was like, "WTH?" It took me a while to figure out what was really going on.
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hehehe...Ryan would go in the bathroom and run the water for 30 minutes so I'd assume he was taking a shower. Then he'd come out bone dry. I was like, "WTH?" It took me a while to figure out what was really going on.


See that's the kind of stuff where I'm so glad that DD was a girl. I only have to make it through one more boy! I would take all the hormonal flipping out from my DSDs and DD over that kind of stuff from my DSSs. I guess it's because I just don't get it. I mean I do but at the same time I'm just like, enough already! We have somewhere to go! Handle your private business later! DH just says I don't understand what it's like to be a teenage boy. hammer.gif

 

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LOL you guys! Things you just don't want to think about with your children... 

 

We're not going anywhere 'big', but I've got a high school reunion the last weekend of March that's a 6-7 hour drive away. I realllly want to go, because we just got notification that the school is closing, so this will be the last reunion, but obviously it hinges on whether she will be ok in the car for that long. 

 

The biggest breakthrough so far has been pumping a bottle of milk and having someone feed her half an ounce or so when we start driving, and then she seems to be happy for the rest of the drive. I'm giong out to my mothers house this weekend (an hour drive) to see if it'll last for a whole hour. 

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Hi guys!

I have been reading along as usual but haven't had time to post anything.

Last night I thought of all the things I wanted to post about but can't remember much now! lol

Oh DS rolled over!!  I was so upset though - I mean I spend 24/7 with these kids it is a very rare thing that I go out without them and usually if I do it is only for like an hour or two once a month to get groceries or something.  So Wednesday night I decided to go out DH and me some take out for a late snack and I was gone maybe 3 minutes when the cell phone rang and DH said "the little man did it!  He finally rolled over!"  I was devastated - I spend all this time with him and then the one time I am gone he rolls over and I miss it.  Although DH was right here with him and he missed it too lol - he just looked over and he had rolled himself over.

 

DS gives us a hard time getting into his car seat sometimes - not always though, and once we get moving he is pretty good most of the time.  But if we are running errands it is harder all the in and outs get him upset - longer trips are actually better for him.

 

Anyone have a teething babe?  I think that must be what is going on here - more poopy diapers than normal and bright red cheeks at night - lots of drool and chewing.  I think I read that they get more poopy diapers from teething but I can't remember why - any ideas?

 

Your trip sounds fun.  We are thinking of going to the US - New Hampshire to go outlet shopping - maybe in April. We live in a pretty small area so there isn't much for shopping so we like to go down to the states a few times per year.  We had been making plans to take friends with us but she just found out she is expecting again and now they may not be going.  We living in baby-villle here - one of my best friend is due on Monday too - we are hoping for a boy since DS is the only boy in our circle of friends so he needs a buddy!  I told Dh that once the other couple who just found they are expecting have theirs I will be wanting another one! lol  He just cringed!  He is DONE.. Me - not so much.

 

You guys are so good doing your cloth!  I just use the sposies.  I can't wrap my head around doing the cloth.  They did have a bunch at a store in the US (we live in a border town) it is a store that gets all kinds of stuff from all different kinds of stores - like closeouts and overstocks and if a store has like a fire or something they will buy the salvageable stuff - anyway they had a TON of cloth diaper stuff and I was tempted but just didn't bother.

 

Well the kids are wanting apples - and they won't eat them unless I cut them up!  

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Aw, I'm sorry you missed him rolling over!  First time of many, though, don't worry.

You know, Finn can roll but he really doesn't ever.  He's done back to belly at least a few times, but tummy to back only once.  He's never repeated it.
 

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You guys are so good doing your cloth!  I just use the sposies.  I can't wrap my head around doing the cloth.  They did have a bunch at a store in the US (we live in a border town) it is a store that gets all kinds of stuff from all different kinds of stores - like closeouts and overstocks and if a store has like a fire or something they will buy the salvageable stuff - anyway they had a TON of cloth diaper stuff and I was tempted but just didn't bother.

 

I'm so behind on people laundry I haven't had DS in cloth in weeks.

Diaper laundry I can keep up on.  I don't know why I can't keep up on people laundry.

Its so embarassing.  I feel like a terrible homemaker.  Often times I feel like I'm just not cut out for staying home and taking care of kids/the home.  I never felt like I was cut out to hold a job, and now that I stay home, I don't really feel like this is me either.  Idk what to make of it.
 

 

 

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Busch Gardens: if we can get a steep discount - I am so there. I love coasters! though I wasn't impressed as much with their coasters as Kings Dominion - is that still there? - but this was back in the mid 90's. I will ride every single one I am tall enough for.LOL

 

Cloth diapers: when we run out of this bag of sposies, I am going full on cloth with DD. DS already is (pretty much non stop since he was 7 months old). Diaper laundry gets done because it must. Laundry is the one chore I don't mind and do stay on top of. dishes . . .

 

I am sorry you missed the big roll over! DD started that maybe a week or so ago, and is such a pro. Now she is pulling herself forward on her playmat., I think commando crawling will be next. oy. mobility freaks me out.

 

We do want another (me more than DH) but so not right now. Like when DD is two, I think I want to go back to whatevering. I don't miss AF, but if I had one,  at least I could track and we wouldn't need to use condoms every single time, which isn't bad, but gets old.

 

We are moving in withh my parents soon. as in like the next couple weeks. I am very excited. We'll have the basement apartment, which is bigger than our old house. and less drama!

 

 

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Kat - I always pay attention to your posts and see what your DD is doing - because usually within a couple of weeks DS is doing those same things!  I just hope he isn't quite as early as Kacey was - she walked at 8 months!  And YAY for moving!  I don't know how you have lived with your in-laws this long!  We had to do it for like 2 weeks when we were first married -no kids yet - and then we lived right next door to them for about a year and a half and that drove me crazy!  We couldn't go anywhere without them knowing - in fact we were leaving one day and MIL met us at the end of the driveway saying - "you didn't think you could get away that easy did you - where are you going??"  so glad to move to our house we have now - we are about 20 minutes away so close enough to still have the kids see them but far enough away that we can go to store without reporting in! lol  I am sure you will really LOVE your privacy!  What do your in-laws think of you moving?

 

Carrie - ugh - laundry I hate it!  DH started a new job on Wednesday and so on Tuesday night - at about 11 pm - he decided he should find something to wear - and of course everything was in the dirty clothes.  I was so mad.  I was like- you couldn't have thought about this earlier??????  Then an argument ensued which ended with me being so mad that I said "fine - I am going to stay up ALL NIGHT LONG and wash every single piece of dirty laundry you have! "  I lasted until a little after midnight lol.. But the next day I did wash all the laundry.  I am pretty good at putting the laundry in the washer and then transferring to the dryer, but after that it's iffy if it will get folded. - usually it ends up on my bed and then gets pushed off onto the floor at night and then I have to re-wash most of it since I can't tell what has been cleaned and what hasn't.  

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