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post #221 of 409
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I want to splash!

 

I feel like we are playing with fire a bit - we use protection when I *think* I'm fertile. But . . . .I am still freaked out a bit. I need AF to go ahead and show up so I can be less freaked out.

post #222 of 409

You ARE playing with fire!  Are you really ok with an oops?  If so then nbd.  

 

I want to want to splash.  I just feel so horrible.  I finally broke down and took cough medicine and decongestant...hoping it kicks in soon.  Ugh.  I hate being sick.

post #223 of 409
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Well, we would have to be ok with it. I am generally pretty good at telling fertile signs without a thermometer, but if I was temping, it would allow for more condom free days. *sigh*

We are going to splash tomorrow. Gabe is making cookies with Grandna. I hear him going "yay!"
post #224 of 409

Now I want to start temping! I've been charting CM since I got my cycle back but haven't temped. Need to get battery for my therm!

 

Ava pulled up by herself today! She was so surprised! It was the cutest thing. And she LOVES her birthday outfit my mom got her. She kept going over to the tutu and pointing to it so I would put it on her.
 

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Yeah, I think 107 is a bit much. The highest Gabe has gotten is like 104, and it came down within hours with just using EOs. He just seemed to want to sleep anytime he got a fever, and I thought that was probably what his body needed.

 

I hate seeing people medicate for low-grade fevers. ugh. And it sounds wrong on some level, but I also hate when people counteract what I'm doing with my children with, "but MY ped said . . ." bc honestly, your ped might be great, they might be a crackpot. I don't know. I do know they've never seen my child and aren't giving me advice. 

Yes, and yes!  I feel like saying "And did you ask your ped when the last time they looked up research studies on that? Or where their degree on parenting is? Or why such and such practice they advocate goes -against- WHO guidelines?" 

 

And yeah, if the child is very hot, but is handling it okay, then I mean obviously take that into consideration. 

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Dude, maybe I'm just a wuss, but I woke up with a low grade fever this morning and tried so hard not to take ibuprofen, but I felt AWFUL.  I have to function!  In a perfect world, I would have let it ride, but I can't just lay on the couch all day.  LOL.  I'm feeling much better now.

 

Sad news, my bff miscarried.  guilty.gif  She seems ok...as ok as one can be.  But I still feel terrible for her and am sending her healing vibes.

 

In other news, another friend had an unplanned unassisted home birth today!  Exciting, and crazy.  All are well.

 

My fever today is def influencing my chart.  I don't agree with the dotted crosshairs at all...but I did have a bit of ewcm today and ovulation pains yesterday and still today.  Crazy.  It's like my body is an engine trying to turn over.

 

Chart.

Yes, I should clarify that I'm not as slow to medicate when it's adults. But I just feel like a/ we have the choice to take it/ask for it/etc, whereas the kids don't, we're the ones deciding their pain/discomfort level, kwim? and b/ our bodies are better able to handle the medication. I know dosages and all that figure in, but it's the same reason I have no problem getting a vaccination myself, but hesitate for T. My body is more developed than hers. 

 

*hugs for your friend* Such a hard thing to go through, and so hard to watch from the sidelines too. It seems like there's really nothing easy or right to say...

 

I pretty much point blank asked my bff the other day if she was pregnant. She says no, but I'm not quite sure I believe her... Anyways, she had initially said somewhere around this next winter they were probably going to start trying... but... she's a very competitive person, and after she found out I was pregnant, talked a lot about how much she didn't want to wait anymore, etc etc. We're all a little surprised that she's not pregnant yet... 

 

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Went for a lonnnng stroller walk.   It was too hot.  Enjoying the a/c a bit while we have lunch, and then we're just going to to out back and splash and play.  But it's HOT out there!!

We had a "Babywearing Walk" today with the group, and then once it was done, DH wasn't ready to pick us up yet, so I walked to meet him.... All in total I walked 2.4 miles, all with Ten in the Boba. It felt good, but then I got there, and took off the carrier, and I was drenched anywhere she had been touching me. Blegh. I need to get in the habit of walking/running more though. You did the C25k, was it -honestly- couch to, or should I start something else first? I'm so unhappy with my body still, it's time to do something!

 

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Ava pulled up by herself today! She was so surprised! It was the cutest thing. And she LOVES her birthday outfit my mom got her. She kept going over to the tutu and pointing to it so I would put it on her.

Awww! I can't wait until we get to that point where she's excited about something like that!

post #226 of 409
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Hot babywearing - local peeps suggested these cool athletic towels to help. You might still get wet, but you will feel cooler.
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Now I want to start temping! I've been charting CM since I got my cycle back but haven't temped. Need to get battery for my therm!

 

Ava pulled up by herself today! She was so surprised! It was the cutest thing. And she LOVES her birthday outfit my mom got her. She kept going over to the tutu and pointing to it so I would put it on her.
 

 

OOh start!  I like charting.  Gives me something to do.

 

Go Ava!  I love it.  I love when they are so proud of themselves for something they do!  And I cannot wait to see that birthday tutu!  She's going to look adorable!

 

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 You did the C25k, was it -honestly- couch to, or should I start something else first? I'm so unhappy with my body still, it's time to do something!

 

 

It really is.  I started barely being able to jog a quarter mile without dying at a slow  pace.  And it's only a 30 min program, so easy to squeeze in at least a time or two a week.  If you have the determination, you can totally do it.  

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Oh - and I can't believe I forgot to say it - Finn slept thru the WHOLE night last night.   I'm still in shock.  He woke me up just before 6 am to nurse, gulped down a ton, popped off, rolled over and went back to sleep.  I was in so much shock I couldn't go back to sleep!  I was like holy crap!  He slept thru from 9 ish at night til 545 am!!!!  Who DOES that!?  MY BABY DID!!!  

post #229 of 409
I stopped getting notifications again! This is getting redic. It's happening way too often.

Anyway...

Carrie ~ I don't agree with your chart at all. Even without a fever, you don't have a true thermal shift. Your CL for cd16 should be 97.2. Now it should be 97.5 because of your cd17 temp.

joy.gif for Finn sleeping so long and Ava pulling herself up.

Dylan has been doing some really cute things lately. He loves to play peek-a-boo. He also scrunches his face up and blinks his eyes at me as a game. He laughs and laughs. So fun!

I had to get up early today to take the boys to dh's change of command ceremony. I don't know why they always have to schedule those things so early.
post #230 of 409
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I like charting, when I am getting enough sleep to remember to do it!

 

MW: Marines are early birds. I wish I knew why!

 

I am so sleepy . . .

 

Hooray for new skills. Norah is speed crawling and cruising like . . .I don't know what. But girl is wicked mobile. I am in trouble!

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IMW: Marines are early birds. I wish I knew why!

yeah, i know. dh has been sleeping in the other room during the week so he won't wake us when he gets up at 5 am. One guy mentioned that it seems someone should have figured out by now that if they schedule those things at 1300 everyone could go home for the day after. lol.gif

Another cute thing Dylan has been doing is figuring out how to lift my shirt himself to get milk.

Oh, and I think Ryan has quit smoking. He says he has and I haven't seen him with cigarettes or smelling smoke even though his new girlfriend smokes. Maybe those e-cigarettes do actually help.
post #232 of 409
Took Ava to pick out her birthday invites. They had some with Elmo and polka dots. I wish I had been filming her when I handed them to her. She kept laughing out loud, she would hold them up for me to see then look at them again and laugh. I love this little girl! This is such a fun age!
post #233 of 409
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Oh - and I can't believe I forgot to say it - Finn slept thru the WHOLE night last night.   I'm still in shock.  He woke me up just before 6 am to nurse, gulped down a ton, popped off, rolled over and went back to sleep.  I was in so much shock I couldn't go back to sleep!  I was like holy crap!  He slept thru from 9 ish at night til 545 am!!!!  Who DOES that!?  MY BABY DID!!!  

Go Finn!! What a gift that must feel like! All night!!

 

Must be something with the planets or something! Ten had a dream night last night too! Rob actually got out of bed to go check on her because she'd been quiet so long.   After the last little bit of waking up between every 30-75 minutes at the most, last night we put her to bed and... 

1. No fuss to fall asleep. Nursed at about 8:10, made cute noises, and feel into a deadweight sleep on my lap almost immediately. 

2. Didn't wake up when I put her into her crib. Just sighed, and cuddled up to her blanket. 

3. Woke at around 8:45, and again around 9:20, but settled almost immediately with just backrubs in the crib- didn't even have to pick her up. 

3. I dreamfed her at 11:30, and she snuggled into me so sweetly, and stroked my chest. Put her down no fuss! Whispered to her that she had to sleep until 2. 

4. Woke up at 2:20, nursed, fell back asleep immediately, no fuss going into crib. Whispered to her that she had to sleep until 6. 

5. Woke up at 6:15am, happy as a clam. Nursed her, but wouldn't go back to sleep, but happy at least! She laid in bed with us for 30 minutes or so while I tried to convince her to go back to sleep. No dice, so I brought her into the living room and put einstein on, and I dozed while she watched and cuddled with me. 

 

You better believe I am going to replicate everything leading up to bedtime tonight! lol

 

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Another cute thing Dylan has been doing is figuring out how to lift my shirt himself to get milk.
Oh, and I think Ryan has quit smoking. He says he has and I haven't seen him with cigarettes or smelling smoke even though his new girlfriend smokes. Maybe those e-cigarettes do actually help.

Ahh! I'm dreading T figuring that out!

 

Good for him! Hey, totally worth buying him the e-cigarettes then!

 

 

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Took Ava to pick out her birthday invites. They had some with Elmo and polka dots. I wish I had been filming her when I handed them to her. She kept laughing out loud, she would hold them up for me to see then look at them again and laugh. I love this little girl! This is such a fun age!

Adorable!!! It's funny how so young they still show such a preference and excitement over certain things. 

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Ahh! I'm dreading T figuring that out!

 

Why!?  Oh my gosh, it's one of the sweetest things!  When they climb or crawl over to you, and point to your breast or pull at your shirt...oh man.  You just feel like they get it.  love.gif

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Why!?  Oh my gosh, it's one of the sweetest things!  When they climb or crawl over to you, and point to your breast or pull at your shirt...oh man.  You just feel like they get it.  love.gif

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I love it. It's one of the sweetest things.
post #236 of 409

I guess I should clarify. She already will tug at my shirt and mouth at any exposed skin. It's moreso the ability/knowledge to tug my shirt down/up in public that I'm not looking forward to! I have no problem nursing in public, but random flashing is not in my plans! lol  But yes, agreed that realizing they're smart enough to know that's where the milk and comfort come from-- that part is very cool. 

post #237 of 409
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JJ: random public flashing is not one of my things either. Gabe still tugs down at my shirt, to get my attention, and I really wish he wouldn't. Norah bobbs her head, banging in on my breast, until I get the hint and let her eat.

 

Too tired to think of more. But it's only 7 a.m. I'm drinking coffee, and may need more. I am almost out of creamer :(

post #238 of 409

Guys, I feel like I'm living in a dream and someone is going to come pinch me and tell me I feel asleep on the floor! LOL

 

Tenley went to bed pretty easily again last night, fell asleep at about 8. Went in twice and rubbed her back, but never had to pick her up. At 10:30 she woke up and nursed, then put her back into the crib. She fussed a bit, but didn't have to pick her back up again. 

 

Then she woke up at FIVE THIS MORNING!! She technically slept 'through the night!', and really, slept the entire time I slept!  I came to bed at 1130, and then woke up with her at 5, and then around 6 I finally convinced her to go back to sleep for about 45 minutes. She woke up again, and we came out to the living room and she played while I dozed on the couch.  Then DH got up at about 8 and he watched her while I went and slept for another hour. 

 

I forgot what it felt like to be rested, to not feel like dying every time you swing your legs over the side of the bed! And when I go in, I pick her up and snuggle her and tell her I love her, instead of grumbling that I hate her and she needs to SLEEEEEP!  I'm even spending more time in the room with her when she does wake up, just kissing her, and cuddling her, because I'm not so exhausted and thinking of how many minutes of sleep I'm giving up. 

 

I know it's not permanent, and there's just as good a chance that tonight she'll wake up every hour as there is that she'll sleep 'through', but wow... I see hope on the horizon!!

 

AND, when she woke up at 5, she was dry diaper, so I took her and she peed a little, then when she woke up again, she was still dry, so I went and she pottied again! She didn't go in her diaper until I was back in the room asleep and DH was watching her. She -never- wakes up dry from nighttime sleep, though she has been doing it for naps a little bit more. Usually in the morning, she's soaked through or almost soaked through her diaper and her sleeper too. 

 

Gah! I'm just so ecstatic I don't know what to do with myself. Carrie how did Finn's night go? As good as the one before? Oh I'm so crossing my fingers for you!

 

Kat-- It will come!! Your turn WILL come. I have hope now! Babies can sleep! lol

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Hmm, I don't think Nora ever exposed me in public, come to think of it...Anyway, if you're thining more of toddler age, then it's totally manageable with redirection.  Don't freak out about that!

 

JJ - Glad you got some SLEEP!!  Honest to goodness sleep feels so wonderful, doesn't it?!  And there is nothing like that hope that it'll continue indefinitely! 

 

Ugh. Our night was not so smooth!  On and off nursing from about midnight til 3 am and then he just wouldn't resettle.  When I rocked him he was grinding his teething.  Ugh.  Gave him some motrin, passed him to Chris, who has a cold so he's acting like he's just about dying from radiation poisoning (why are men such babies -- no, WORSE than babies when they are sick???)  who lasted about 40 min with him before he passed him back to me.  Thanks dear.  So, Finn was up from about 3 til 5 when the motrin finally kicked in.  He nursed to sleep and he and I slept on the couch until 830.  I feel ok though with 2 cups of coffee in me now!   

 

All four of his top teeth are moving down and are *right there*.  The left incisor (??) has one tiny dot thru.  Ugh.  Hopefully them all coming thru at once will mean we get a break from teething for a bit!

 

MW- how many teeth does Dylan have now?

 

Kat - does Norah have any yet?

post #240 of 409
I thought you might be concerned about the pulling up of the shirt in public. I am so over that that most of the time I don't even notice it anymore. lol.gif

joy.gif for T sleeping so much!

Carrie ~ He has 8 teeth. I don't think he'll get any more for a while. I've been trying to figure out what's supposed to be next, 2 year molars or canines. Do you know? I can't really find anything on that.

I'm trying so hard not to lose it on Sean. He's being all pissy about the house being a mess. So far, he has said that we are gross, that he would be embarrassed to have anyone over and he can't live like we do (implying, again, that we are gross). I told him that it's kind of hard to want to help me when he insults me. I also said that maybe the rest of us should just pack up all of our stuff and get rid of it so we won't be in his way. I think he got it because after cooling down he rather nicely got the boys involved in helping him. I also talked to them about helping Daddy and putting their things away more so that Daddy wouldn't get so upset in the first place. They are much more willing to do that sort of thing when it's presented as a way of being nice and thoughtful and caring toward someone else.

He's also on this moral high ground kick about Ryan's girlfriend. Apparently, she's married to a Marine. They are separated and getting a divorce but Sean's all worked up about them dating while she's still married. He said that if the Marine were doing that he would be obligated to report him for infidelity. When I said she's not the Marine and they are getting divorced and it's really none of his business he said it was all the same in his mind. Of course, it wasn't an issue for him when he was dating me while I was still married. eyesroll.gif He looks at me like I'm supposed to do something about it. They are both adults and can do what they want. Again, it's not my business. I told him that if he's that concerned about Ryan dating a married woman, then he needs to talk to Ryan about it. He said he was planning on it but hasn't actually done it yet. He made excuses about never seeing Ryan because they have different schedules. That's what he always does. If it were really that important to him and he really was wanting to talk to Ryan about it rather than just getting me to agree with him, he would have found a way. He could at least text Ryan. Bleh! I don't want to hear about his problems and issues with my kids as if I'm supposed to do something about them, especially when I disagree with him.
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