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So I think I'm pregnant!!!  jk...  :) 

post #2 of 14

Hee! I can't imagine... my mom got pregnant with my sister when I was Stephanie's age. We're 1 year, 10 days apart.

 

I'm so tired today! Stephanie was up a few times in the night and then I got a cleaning bug today and haven't stopped to relax except when feeding the baby. The house looks pretty good, though. the big kids are gone for a bike ride and Stephanie's having a nap, I'm having a break before I start on supper. 

post #3 of 14

i started my garden today started digging out a pplot only to find fire ants.  ive poisoned them and am wiating for tomorrow i need to get some dirt and pots so i can keep my balcony garden going.  really even just some dirt would be great.  wearing a baby on your back while digging out sod is hard work!  im so sleepy today,

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Rusty- Now that I think about it, I got online to order my seed....lol....should probably do that.

 

My big kids are driving me crazy today. My DD2 dumped half a thing of febreze on her and the carpet in her room. And right now my bossy DD1 is instigating whining in the 2 y.o. Like she needs any help. Paul is having a growth spurt and eating a ton, but his sisters keep waking him up. Rude.

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ha ha it's amazing how revolting those older ones can be at times! I *struggle* to maintain interest and connection with my 10 yr old's world (which is mostly comprised of bad jokes - think Garfield - and endless dog breed factoids....uggghhhhh)...! She is constantly slamming doors shut and stomping around when baby is sleeping. We call her "thunderfoot".

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Rusty- Now that I think about it, I got online to order my seed....lol....should probably do that.

 

My big kids are driving me crazy today. My DD2 dumped half a thing of febreze on her and the carpet in her room. And right now my bossy DD1 is instigating whining in the 2 y.o. Like she needs any help. Paul is having a growth spurt and eating a ton, but his sisters keep waking him up. Rude.



 

post #6 of 14

Its been a while since I posted and no one probably remembers me, but I had to comment on this. lol!
My 9 y/o DS does the same thing your DD does. lol! I think its an attention thing, he constantly tells me "Wanna hear this joke" and he is laughing and I am just not getting it. 

I find it hard juggling a baby AND an older child, I am still trying to find a balance.
 

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ha ha it's amazing how revolting those older ones can be at times! I *struggle* to maintain interest and connection with my 10 yr old's world (which is mostly comprised of bad jokes - think Garfield - and endless dog breed factoids....uggghhhhh)...! She is constantly slamming doors shut and stomping around when baby is sleeping. We call her "thunderfoot".



 



 

post #7 of 14

SO its been a while since I posted on here. Because I always forget to go here, and am always on facebook, so I asked to be a member on the ddc group on Facebook, under Ann Webster. :)

 

I think my 3 month old is teething already. Lot of drool, chewing on his hands, a little fussy but not bad.

 

He was sleeping from like 11:30 pm till 6 am, but now we want to sleep from 11:30 AM till about 2 AM, nurse, wake up at 4AM, nurse, then again at like 6 AM, nurse and sleep until 7 AM, nurse and then  he wakes up at 8 AM we get up, change diaper, play etc. Then he will go down at about 9:30 AM and sleep until 11PM ish. Nurse, then at 1 PM he'll sleep until about 3 ish, and then he has little tiny naps until about 10PM when we take a bath etc and do it all over again. lol

 

I feel like a bar sometimes. lol!!!!

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Ugh, I hear you... I'll be cooking supper and going back and forth between the counter where I;m prepping veggies and the stove where I'm minding a pot and my 10 year old will be telling me a story and walking back and forth with me. I tell him to sit at the table, I can hear him just fine from there, but he forgets and is up again in 2 minutes. I TRY and think that it's good that he still wants to share with me, I'll probably be begging him to tell me anything about his  day a few years from now... but it drives me insane!

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My 9 year old will read to me, and I'll be listening and he goes "you don't care do you?" What? I am listening, do I need to tell you everytime I am listening? LOL!
 

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Ugh, I hear you... I'll be cooking supper and going back and forth between the counter where I;m prepping veggies and the stove where I'm minding a pot and my 10 year old will be telling me a story and walking back and forth with me. I tell him to sit at the table, I can hear him just fine from there, but he forgets and is up again in 2 minutes. I TRY and think that it's good that he still wants to share with me, I'll probably be begging him to tell me anything about his  day a few years from now... but it drives me insane!



 

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Awwww! Our poor kids! I actually enrolled dd in after-school just so she can spend more time with some like-minded people :) but I'm missing her stomping around and constantly chattering! OMG she did a research paper on an "artist of her choice" and picked William Wegman - the guy who photographed the Weimeraners. It was the most excruciating thing to help her with!!! The entire first page consisted of her guessing what was going on in the minds of the dogs in a particular photo...as in ..."the first one is thinking, 'wait, I'm the cute one, I should be in front!', the other one is saying 'no way pal, look at me, I'm the sweetest!'" and on and on and ON! 

I was actually talking to MY Mom the other day about how I remember EXACTLY what that feels like....I used to tell her things, play her music, tell jokes etc. and would be so aggravated when she wouldn't give it every molecule of her attention...like if she'd just REALLY listen for once she would realize how AMAZING that Belinda Carlisle song really is!

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When he was 5, my son was really into knock-knock jokes. He thought the ones he made up himself were a lot more funny than the ones he'd heard. His knock-knock jokes made no sense whatsoever, the only reason I knew when to laugh was he'd laugh. One particularly rough day, he came and sat on the couch with me and started telling jokes, so the whole time I was thinking "I'm getting a rest. I know where he is, no-one is breaking something or making a mess, I'm getting a rest." while I was laughing along at unfunny joke after unfunny joke for probably close to half an hour. When he wsa finally finished and got up from the couch, I breathed a sigh of relief. Just then, from the other side of me I heard 2 year old DD say: "Hnaw-Hnaw" so I asked her "Who's there?" and she fell over laughing. I nearly cried.

post #12 of 14

that is really really very beautiful and hysterical.

 

I have a dear friend who just became a first-time Mama,,,she said " i'm at the end of my rope"! I said, "oh, don't worry, your rope gets MUCH longer". 
 

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When he was 5, my son was really into knock-knock jokes. He thought the ones he made up himself were a lot more funny than the ones he'd heard. His knock-knock jokes made no sense whatsoever, the only reason I knew when to laugh was he'd laugh. One particularly rough day, he came and sat on the couch with me and started telling jokes, so the whole time I was thinking "I'm getting a rest. I know where he is, no-one is breaking something or making a mess, I'm getting a rest." while I was laughing along at unfunny joke after unfunny joke for probably close to half an hour. When he wsa finally finished and got up from the couch, I breathed a sigh of relief. Just then, from the other side of me I heard 2 year old DD say: "Hnaw-Hnaw" so I asked her "Who's there?" and she fell over laughing. I nearly cried.



 

post #13 of 14

also, dd did the same with knock-knock jokes...she never really got the point. I always call her a surrealist, she is sooo out-there sometimes. She's very creative and loves to write, II'm just trying to help her understand the need for things to make sense (ish) to her audience.

We have been reading together at night after the baby is in bed, and that helps keep us well connected, since we both enjoy it....and she's pretty much silent the entire time:) I rub her feet if she's being spazzy on the couch to keep her still.

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that is really really very beautiful and hysterical.

 

I have a dear friend who just became a first-time Mama,,,she said " i'm at the end of my rope"! I said, "oh, don't worry, your rope gets MUCH longer". 
 



 


This is true!

 

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