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Jumping in randomly... 

 

LOL I was wondering how long it was going to take before someone was like "Uh, rockstars?" But yes, we are the old "Whatever" girls, who decided we are freaking rockstars for dealing with what we do! lol

 

On that note... I don't think any of us will be whatevering again, will we? lol Or I shouldn't say never... but it'll be a few years!

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Carrie, 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?

I really should throw one of my cloth pads into the bottom of DD's diaper bags. She's 6m, and I haven't felt anything lately, but for a while there I kept feeling cramping and just 'offness' off and on, so I should be prepared just in case. 

 

I think the desire not to go through potty learning is one of the reasons we're sort of doing EC with Ten. At this age there's no stress, it's just kind of fun and nice to see the communication. But I've seen even just as a care provider, how stressful it can get later on, and I don't want to do that! lol

 

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Did 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.

Good job! It must feel so nice to know it's one less thing you're worrying about. And holy crap, yeah I'm in denial that he's almost 5. He should be three still *nods*

 

 

 

Umm, so we went camping last Thursday night, and while chopping kindling, Rob hit his hand, and potentially nicked/severed a tendon in his thumb. He has essentially no use of it, and there are potentially looking at having to do surgery. It's so ridiculous (and I mean this in the disbelief, refusing to really come to terms with it, way), but something that looks so tiny, and was such a fluke accident, and if it doesn't magically fix itself in the next few days (he hasn't had an MRI yet, so they don't know the extent of the damage), may actually mean he has no hope of pursuing the career he's been working towards since high school. All for a freaking camping accident. 

 

On a personal level, it has me wiped. Because he can barely pick up Ten, can't change her diaper, or help bathe her. He can't do things like carry laundry baskets up and down the stairs, and can only do about half of what he normally can in the kitchen. So now he's home, and I"m actually doing more than I normally do. *sigh* He has been great about taking Ten in the mornings though, so I can sleep in a bit (and by a bit I mean like 30 minutes). I get her up, take her potty, change her, and put her in the living room with him, and then they play together until she starts fussing, and then he comes and gets me. 

 

He has a drs note to be off work until next week, but says he's going to go back tomorrow or wednesday because he doesn't want to lose the money. I'm torn. I think I'm going to try to squeeze at least one more day out of him, so I can try to just suck it up and tornado through the house cleaning, while he's here to entertain Ten. And then once he goes back, I think I'm going to try to do a lot more outings during the time he's not home. She does better, I'm better because I can interact with people, and then we're not messing up the clean house either. It's worth a shot!

 

Anyways... I'm thankful the injury wasn't worse (he could have easily chopped his thumb and pointer finger off), but just feels like one more thing to add to the pile... sheesh!

post #202 of 213
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Wow, JJ! What is it that he's been wanting to do? I thought he was a paramedic. I sure hope that either it heals or the docs can fix it.

I should probably put a pad in the diaper bag. I thought about bringing my pads with me but decided that I could just buy some disposable ones if I needed them. Nothing has happened so far so I haven't had to. I've been feeling cramping off and on for a few months now and periodically getting lots of ewcf but not even a hint of af.gif. I certainly won't be whatevering even though the last two doctors I've seen have told me that I have beautiful babies and should keep having more. lol.gif

Carrie ~ I do remember you stressing about PL with Nora. What, exactly, did you do and how did it work? How long did it take? A few days or weeks of stressful potty training may be easier for the adults in the long run. I'll tell you, having to constantly clean a 4yo's butt was a major pita, literally. lol.gif That being said, I don't know how it might effect the LOs in the long run.

Dylan is now doing downward dog. Have any of you ever heard the old wive's tale about how, if a baby looks at you upside down through their legs, it means you are pregnant? He's got me paranoid even though I haven't dtd in over a year. He hasn't looked at me that way. Hehe

So, totally OT but weird. My brother came over on Saturday for his birthday dinner. His birthday was the 1st. Before he got here my mom told me not to talk about gay people. She said it makes him feel uncomfortable. Hmmm...he's only dated one girl once when he was in his 20s and that only lasted a few weeks. He's 45 now. I don't think he's ever had sex with a woman, probably not at all. I have wonder over the years if he's gay because of that and he's homophobic. She didn't say it like he's gay but it was such a strange, random thing to say without any context or anything. I mean, we weren't even talking. She just walked in the room and said it.
post #203 of 213

He's trained as a paramedic. He was working for a company that did... ancillary kind of events- movie shoots, sporting events, our race track here, concerts, and then filling in for some of the northern communities for a few weeks at a time. It was kind of a stepping stone to the ultimate goal- which is getting on with either a rural municipality or our city paramedics.... but the company was super crooked, and he ended up quitting (kind of forced...) last summer. Since then he's tried a few times to get on with one of the rural or city jobs, but he hasn't been able to pass the fitness tests for it (he's in shape, but they require things like a sit and reach test...). So he's been working on his fitness while he went back to his old retail job. But now, if they can't fix his hand, then there's no way he'd pass the job portion of the fitness test now-- ironic, but... not very funny, you know? lol  

 

LOL! If it were as easy as just having the beautiful babies!  We... It depends who you talk to. I forsee us actively avoiding very heartily for the next 1.5-2 years, and then just avoiding, but not being as strict about it, and if we get pregnant again, then so be it. I feel like everytime we take a step forward with being adjusted to the demands of princess tenley, we then take two steps back. My heart wants more children- but when my brain stops to think about it, it sends panic through my body! I think it'll be awhile before I can get passed that. 

 

And agreed-- that certainly is an odd comment to come with no prompting!

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LOL! If it were as easy as just having the beautiful babies!  We... It depends who you talk to. I forsee us actively avoiding very heartily for the next 1.5-2 years, and then just avoiding, but not being as strict about it, and if we get pregnant again, then so be it. I feel like everytime we take a step forward with being adjusted to the demands of princess tenley, we then take two steps back. My heart wants more children- but when my brain stops to think about it, it sends panic through my body! I think it'll be awhile before I can get passed that. 

I know that feeling! Just a few short months ago, I felt like that! And then something changes. I can't explain it. But the thought of having another in a couple of years doesn't strike fear in my heart. Now my DH is a different story! Having Ava 5 nights out of the week is seriously wearing on his sanity. But it can't be avoided. If his job gets to the point where we can survive off one income, maybe I can quit but who knows?

post #205 of 213
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Oh, man! That really sucks about your dh's hand. I remember him sort of being forced to quit his old job but I thought he had gotten another paramedic's job. Darn! Retail...ugh! No wonder he's not happy with his work right now. That's why, as hard as it makes things for us, I would never tell my dh to get out of the Marine Corps. He loves doing it and would be miserable doing anything else but he would get out if I demanded it.

Princess Tenley! lol.gif Ryan's name means "little prince" and he sure does act like one.
post #206 of 213
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Question: Would you put your 5yo in a highback booster with a car seatbelt for a short car ride if he meets the height and weight requirements even though he's small enough to still be in a harness?
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Question: Would you put your 5yo in a highback booster with a car seatbelt for a short car ride if he meets the height and weight requirements even though he's small enough to still be in a harness?


If they met the requirements and they wouldn't be so squirmy that the driver would be distracted looking back making sure they were seated properly the whole time, then yes, I would do it.

post #208 of 213

yup ^^ It wouldn't be my choice long term, but if he fits the height/weight and as lauri said, "calmness" then I would feel comfortable with it for occasional trips.

post #209 of 213
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ok, thanks. the problem is that i took the seats out to w ash them but then messed up my back so i can't put kellen's back in yet. i may have to wait until dh gets back here this weekend. i was worried about not being able to transport him if needed. then it occurred to me that he meets the minimum requirements to use ethan's booster. hopefully, either we won't have to go anywhere or my back will get better fast. it was moving the seats around, taking the covers off and putting them back on that hurt my back in the first place.
post #210 of 213

Re: Whatevering - we are actively avoiding, but kind of with the mindset that accidents could happen. We want another, but would really wait until Norah is 2 and Gabe is 4.

 

MW - what an odd comment! We wonder about a cousin of mine . . . .he is in the AF though, and likely if he IS then he wouldn't say anything until he gets out, and he's a career airman. And yes, I would with carseat, for short trips.

 

Not much new here; just took a couple days off and so  . . . yeah. I thought it was interesting when I posted a pic of Norah eating corn, one of DH's cousins (who is nice enough, but obviously does everything the ped says, without questioning it) chimed in with their ped says babies should have corn, honey,, or citrus before age 1. I get the honey, but told her honestly, there isn't good reason to avoid the other 2 without a family history of allergies, like anything, you just watch baby and see how they react. I hope she doesn't feel like I was jumping on her. I just couldn't imaginine a good reason for avoiding corn until age 1.  oh well.

post #211 of 213

Hey - it's June ya'll! started a new thread . . .

post #212 of 213

MW - haven't seen you on? we are in June . . . hope all is well -

post #213 of 213
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MW - haven't seen you on? we are in June . . . hope all is well -

Oops. I wasn't getting email notifications. I thought you were asking me to start a new thread so I did. Then I saw that you had started one already. You didn't link to it in this thread.
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