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May 2012 Rockstar Mamas - Page 10post #181 of 2135/30/12 at 4:50pmThread StarterHaha, Annie. I already told dh he would have to park it up the street and around the corner.post #182 of 2135/30/12 at 4:54pmQuote:
I thought about asking you! But I needed something TODAY. I was getting some serious knots and increasing pain. It wasn't pretty! The noise is when it goes to the expression phase...it sounds tired like the motor is about to die. Which given how much I've used it the last 10 months plus the time my friend used it before she loaned it me, I'm not surprised.post #183 of 2135/30/12 at 5:00pmQuote:Originally Posted by AnnieA
I thought about asking you! But I needed something TODAY. I was getting some serious knots and increasing pain. It wasn't pretty! The noise is when it goes to the expression phase...it sounds tired like the motor is about to die. Which given how much I've used it the last 10 months plus the time my friend used it before she loaned it me, I'm not surprised.
Ugh! I'm glad you got something quick!!! Thank goodness!!!post #184 of 2135/30/12 at 5:56pmQuote:Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes
re: mobile babies - so Finn crawls, but can't sit up from laying down. He also doesn't roll over. He can stand forever, but doesn't pull himself up. Interesting, huh?
Today I've been making mental notes of all the times Chris belittles me or puts me down. I feel like he does this more than he realizes. I think I file it away and try not to get hurt more than not...but lately his comments are stinging. What is good way to approach talking to him about it?
I think a lot of it is a/ what they see others around them doing and find interesting, and b/ what their priorities are! Sometimes I swear you can see the wheels in their heads turn and be like "meh, why would I want to ____ when I can ____"
No advice really, but :( It sucks feeling put down by someone you love.
MW, I don't think the F150 is really that big a truck at all, but the raised tires would be a deal breaker for me! ugh! I hate that look, and especially since you already told him you don't like them like htat.post #185 of 2135/30/12 at 6:56pmThread StarterQuote:
Yeah, the truck normally isn't that huge, although the supercrew cab makes it bigger. The whole thing up on tires that make the bed alone higher than 5 feet is ridiculous, though! What in the world do we need that for? I mean, maybe I can see that if you work on a farm or construction site where you will be driving the thing over rocks and ruts and such but just to drive it on pavement? I just can't get over it. It's bad enough that he wanted a pickup, something he had never before mentioned.
It's his, though. And, although I did give my opinion about things, I also told him to get whatever he wanted. I didn't want to tell him what to get or not get. I'm tired of making all the decisions. Now I remember why I do, though. From now on, I will just do it myself.post #186 of 2135/30/12 at 7:40pm
LOL, what's the saying? If you want something done, delegate. If you want it done right, do it yourself.
I always picture the raised trucks as being driven by 17 year old scrawny boys. lol :Ppost #187 of 2135/31/12 at 4:13am
I see big truck = stupid redneck. We have lots of those here, so he'd fit right in :hehe:
Annie: glad you got one so fast! I had to wiggle the bit where the ac adapter connects to the pump, and it works better now (it would barely pump) I used it for a year with DS, and am going on 8 months with DD . . . but it only gets used 2-4 times a week. And I bought mine used. So who knows?
JJ: Hooray for sleep! Tenly, do that all the time now, you hear?
Carrie: Finn is fine. He just has movement as a priority. and you need to talk with DH somehow. Or email him the list.
AFM: craptastic busyness the next 2 days. Today is chiro appointment - yay! - but we also need to get the house ready because we are having a playdate/ essential oil class here tomorrow. . . ugh. and I need to come up with some refreshements. Joy. Norah is getting great at getting herself to sitting. Not exactly crawling, but moves, but I don't know that she ends up where she is trying to go.
DS . . . has wonderful moments and sucky moments. He's 2. I imagine this pattern will continue until he's a teenager. Love being a mom, right?post #188 of 2136/3/12 at 7:40amThread StarterI'm going to try to be a little chatty. I haven't been posting much on here since I came to VA and I feel like I'm missing something.
Ethan got dh good this morning. Last night Ethan was watching a kid show and it was the same episode for the umpteenth time. DH made a sarcastic comment about how we had never seen that one before. This morning Ethan came down and saw dh watching ESPN highlights and said the same thing. He even knew what they were going to say.
I feel like I haven't slept for 2 days. After saying how nice it was that D was sleeping in 3 hour stretches he decided he was done with that. He's been squirmy and restless ever since.
JJ ~ I've been wondering, do you think maybe you are expecting too much from yourself? I started thinking about that after one day when I was very tired and D was overly fussy. All I could do was lay in the middle of the floor and let him climb all over me while he fussed. I was too tired to do anything else. Most of the time, at home in the morning I set D down in the living room and let him entertain himself while I drink my coffee and go through my emails and whatnot. Anyway, my point is that you don't have to entertain or actively interact with T all the time. It's ok to let her entertain herself for a while. If you could find something to set her up in to keep her safe and occupied for a while, maybe you could get a catnap or two on the couch while she's awake.
D just took a few more steps without holding on to anything. I can't wait until he starts walking. It will make it so much easier to be outside with the kids, I think.post #189 of 2136/3/12 at 7:48amThread StarterCarrie ~ Here's the new version of the bedrails we have. http://www.safety1st.com/usa/eng/Products/Home-Safety/Bed-Rails/Details/1907-09022-Secure-Top-Bed-Rail Ours aren't exactly like that because they are old. They work well and I like that they can fit different height mattresses. They are noisy, though, when putting up and down so it's not something you can leave down, put baby down to sleep and then set up. I leave it up all the time but then it can be a pain climbing in and out of bed myself and putting baby down over it sometimes.post #190 of 2136/3/12 at 12:29pm
MW, is it possible he's cutting another tooth or getting sick? DD was super fussy/restless for a couple of nights and she started showing signs of being sick yesterday. I took her to the pediatrician in the afternoon because she was breathing fast and her abdomen was pulling in so she was working kind of hard to breath. The pedi said she was wheezing so he did an nebulizer breathing treatment on her. She acted like she felt so much better after she woke up from her afternoon nap but I could tell we were at the beginning of the sickness rather than the end. She woke up at 5 AM fussy with a fever. She went potty, we played for a bit and her temp kept going up and she was fussy so I gave her some ibuprofen and we went back to bed. She slept on and off all morning but she was cooler to the touch when I left for work. DH texted me that she ate a whole meatball and some cheesy rice so it sounds like she's feeling better!
DD is so on the move lately! I'm looking forward to her walking too so we can go to the playground and play! I don't think she will be walking by her birthday though. She's just not that steady on her feet yet.
I got a promotion at work so all of my weekday shifts now will be 4-midnight instead of the random 2-10:30 shift on Mondays. I'm so happy. I hated Monday being different than the rest of the week! I've also been looking for someone else to take care of DD because my goddaughter's mom is due with her second baby the beginning of October. I met a very nice lady on Thursday who has a 14 month old boy that she would bring too. I need to schedule to have her come back so DH can meet her too.
Baby_Cakes, I loved your Disney pics! I was on the Disney Divas blog the other night and reading all sorts of great tips for taking a toddler to Disney so now I want to try to go during the big kids' spring break in 2014. Agh!
post #191 of 2136/3/12 at 1:34pmThread StarterAnnie ~ Congratulations on the promotion!
I don't think D is getting sick. He's not otherwise fussy or anything. I think the first night was because he ate baked beans. Last night was really weird. He skipped his second nap and then fell asleep around 8:30. I was fully expecting him to wake up around 9:30 or 10 and be up for 2-3 more hours but he kept on sleeping. He woke up when the rest of us went in the room for bed around 11 but wasn't any trouble. He nursed and went right back to sleep. Then he was just squirmy and restless. It's very possible that he's always squirmy like that and it doesn't bother him while he's sleeping but disturbs me. I'm not sure what to do about that. Whenever I try to move away from him he wakes and fusses.post #192 of 2136/3/12 at 3:31pm
Will catch up asap but first...ugh. Was at a fancy party with the kids and DH today (100 day ceremony/wedding reception) ...went to take Nora to the potty and guess who I ran into!? Hello 1st PP AF! I think I win most creative use of a nursing pad! LOL!!post #193 of 2136/3/12 at 3:54pmThread StarterQuote:
Carrie ~ I wanted to say that I didn't give much input on talking with your dh. I could tell you what I'd do but it's almost certainly not the best way to have a rational discussion with someone about something like that.post #194 of 2136/3/12 at 4:15pmpost #195 of 2136/3/12 at 4:47pmQuote:
Hi Adaline's Mama...first I want to say that I'm so sorry about your Charlie. I've thought about you lots over the past two months and I hope you are doing o.k.
We started calling ourselves Rockstar mamas because we all do things that the others think are amazing, for instance MarineWife has to solo parent most of the time because her DH is deployed or in training programs. We used to go by the term "Whatever" mamas because when we were all getting pregnant last year, none of us really fit in the TTC groups because we weren't actively TTC, if that makes any sense. We were just "whatevering" and if we got pregnant, great.
Feel free to join us! We just mostly chat about random parenting stuff!post #196 of 2136/3/12 at 4:48pmQuote:
Gah! That stinks! So sorry but good thing you had a nursing pad!post #197 of 2136/3/12 at 6:00pmThread Starterpost #198 of 2136/4/12 at 4:46amCarrie, I don't even carry nursing pads with me any more, go you on creativity!
Adakine's mama, heart goes out to on Charlie. Congrats though on the new one coming next year!
MW, LOL! I miss us being chatty! And mobility! Norah wants to walk so badly! I don't know how long it will be before she is off and running. She is nearly cruising, trying to stand up on her own. Her balance isn't bad, considering she isn't even 8 months old yet! Tell Dylan he needs to walk!
I want Gabe to potty train but I don't feel like doing it all at the same time. Ow awful is that?post #199 of 2136/4/12 at 5:34amThread StarterDid I tell you all that Kellen has not worn a Pull-Up since we came up here and hasn't had any accidents? I think it may even have been as long as since the first time we came up here just to visit when he drove all the way in just regular shorts. It is so nice not having to clean poo off him anymore and he did it all himself. He goes in the bathroom on his own accord now whether he's naked or wearing underwear (I got him some new superhero underwear).
Kellen is going to be 5 on Saturday! I can't believe it. We're not doing anything big, just the family for cake and presents and maybe going bowling since Kellen mentioned wanting to do that. We'll go home next week.
Dylan is up to taking two steps at a time rather than just the random one here and there. I still don't think he realizes he's doing it, though. And he loves to eat.
An awful thing happened yesterday. Kellen accidentally let my mom's dog out. When she gets loose she just runs. She also, apparently, has an issue with a couple of small dogs in the neighborhood who just happened to be out at the same time. She attacked one of them! The other dog is ok, nothing serious, but still. I feel responsible because, first, I should have been watching Kellen and the dog at the door more vigilantly and, second, I gave the dog to my mom. She's a la/pitbull mix. My mom has always had lab or retriever mixes so I thought she'd be ok with this dog. Now I'm thinking that maybe she can't handle it. Anyway, I was so upset that I could not get to sleep last night. I was lying in bed awake until at least 1 am. And, of course, Dylan slept from like 9-3.post #200 of 2136/4/12 at 3:03pm
Along those lines, Kat, I don't think its necessary to push it or make it a chore for you or for Gabe. If he's getting it mostly and it's not bothering you that he's in and out of dipes, just take it slow.
I'm totally hoping with Finnley I'm not crazy about PL'ing like I was with Nora. I really pushed it and I think I was too intense about it. You guys even tried to tell me and I didn't really listen. So. Keep me honest in a year or so, ok?
Adalinesmama - Yes, all mamas are Rockstar mamas! Please, feel free to join in! I remember reading about your loss and feeling a huge weight of sadness for you. My thoughts are with you! for Charlie.
Alysia - FIVE!? Oh gosh!
I'm all over the place, sorry guys!
Nora woke up puking this morning and feverish with diarrhea as well, and it's been a busy day in that dept. Finn is actually on a perfect nap schedule though, so at least I have that! 2.5 hours this morning and going on 2 hours again this evening. He's happy, I'm happy. He pulled up for the first time yesterday!!! And lately he's been falling while standing b/c he lets go trying to stand. He'll learn!
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