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post #241 of 409

Yeah, that's a bit more meddlesome than I think a parent has power over a grown child. I understand maybe expressing some concern to you quietly, but not in the sense of "we need to stop this". Unless he knew she was toxic, it's just... not a parent's business. (Which obviously you agree about). It would be different if she was still married and -together-, but if the divorce is in progress... meh. 

 

This is from the orajel website... haven't done any research of my own though: http://pinterest.com/pin/176203404141395913/

post #242 of 409
Thanks. I saw that Carrie posted that on FB. So, I was right that D should get molars next but they are 1 year molars rather than 2 years.

His GF is now legally separated. They have to wait a year to be legally divorced but they are not together at all.

We went to the pool today. I was basically there long enough to put sunscreen on D before they closed it for thunderstorms.
post #243 of 409
Haha! Sean and I both just realized after opening a card from his dad that our anniversary is tomorrow! We will have been married 12 years! According to my dad, we're beating the odds because most divorces happen in the 11th year of marriage.

Ryan said he'd babysit for us tomorrow so we can go out. I don't know what we'll do, probably just have dinner. I think we'll probably take D with us, too, but he's pretty chill. We'll still be able to relax and talk to each other without the wild ones there.
post #244 of 409
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Norah has no teeth.

And girlfriend getti g a dIvorce - meh. NBD

Pool today, hope everyone is wore out enough to sleep well.

Norah sleeps fine. I need to work on getting myself to bed earlier. Hard.
post #245 of 409
He's not upset about the GF getting a divorce. He's upset that Ryan is dating her while she's still legally married, especially to a Marine. If he new the Marine and new that the Marine was seeing someone else, he would be obligated to report that to the Marine's CO. He's applying the morality of that to Ryan's GF, which I think is redic. She is under no obligation or restriction from the Marine Corps, even if she weren't separated.
post #246 of 409
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Norah has no teeth.
And girlfriend getti g a dIvorce - meh. NBD
Pool today, hope everyone is wore out enough to sleep well.
Norah sleeps fine. I need to work on getting myself to bed earlier. Hard.

 

This seems like you typed it on a phone or ipad! lol.gif

 

GO TO BED WOMAN!!  

 

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Haha! Sean and I both just realized after opening a card from his dad that our anniversary is tomorrow! We will have been married 12 years! According to my dad, we're beating the odds because most divorces happen in the 11th year of marriage.
Ryan said he'd babysit for us tomorrow so we can go out. I don't know what we'll do, probably just have dinner. I think we'll probably take D with us, too, but he's pretty chill. We'll still be able to relax and talk to each other without the wild ones there.

 

HA!  Congrats on 11 years!  If you go out, have a good time!!

post #247 of 409
Ryan's GF came over today with a breastfeeding question for a friend. I guess her friend has been having difficulty and been getting bad advice. Her ped told her to give the baby bottles of formula at night. Her mom told her to give the baby a bottle of formula every 2 hours and nurse every hour or something like that. As soon as I started talking, she and Ryan started laughing. Apparently, Ryan had told them the exact same things but they didn't trust him and wanted to ask me directly instead. love.gif that guy for knowing stuff like that.
post #248 of 409

OMG! I am so sorry to jump in and no personals, but I have been so busy lately!

 

There is a freaking wildfire burning basically in my backyard, 0% contained. Ugh, all around me is being evacuated so keep me in your thoughts/prayers. 

 

love.gif ya guys! I'll keep you updated when I can, probably via FB

post #249 of 409

BTW - I am not *really* worried about my house burning down. I am not right next to forest, but just worried about being evacuated. 

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be safe!
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Kat-  me too! She goes to bed, and then I'm just so blissed out at having alone quiet time, that I savor it, and all of a sudden I realize she's been in bed for 3 hours, and that's sleep I'm missing out on... but I don't want to give up my personal time either. It keeps me sane as much as the sleep does. 

 

That is awesome about Ryan knowing that much abou breastfeeding. I know I get so proud when I overhear DH answering questions or tlaking to someone about birth or AP or something like that. 

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OMG! I am so sorry to jump in and no personals, but I have been so busy lately!

 

There is a freaking wildfire burning basically in my backyard, 0% contained. Ugh, all around me is being evacuated so keep me in your thoughts/prayers. 

 

love.gif ya guys! I'll keep you updated when I can, probably via FB

 
I saw that on FB! Crazy!  Do you have stuff packed if you need to leave quickly? I can't imagine rush packing for that many littles.
post #252 of 409
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B safe! That fire is crazy!

Yes, iPhone typing, how'd you guess?? LOL

yay for Ryan giving good breastfeeding advice!

We slept awesome last night. Many more of those please!

I am out of coffee creamer, boo!
post #253 of 409

OMG, I think Tenley needs to come to my house and teach a sleeping seminar to Ava! So.Flippin.Tired. Here's how her night was last night...

 

8:30 PM: asleep after going in at 8 PM to lay down for bottle and walking to sleep

9:15 PM: awake, back to sleep after being walked again for 10 mins or so

11 PM: awake, bottle and walking back to sleep

11:45 PM: I go in to lay down and she eats on and off for the next two hours

1:30 AM: bottle empty so I go out and get a new bottle. she finally settles around 2 AM

4 AM: Awake again but no more milk so I walk her around to get her back to sleep so I can go pump

4:10 AM: sit down to pump

4:15 AM: Awake again so I make a bottle with what I have so far and get her back to sleep

4:25 AM: sit down to pump again

4:30 AM: Awake again so I go back in with more milk

4:40 AM: sit down to pump again

4:55 AM: go lay back down

7:30 AM: Ava is awake for the day

 

Running on fumes here and I'm at work...
 

post #254 of 409

Oh Lauri :(  I feel for you, but I can't even imagine doing it with pumping added in. I know we've all said it before, but I give you so much kudos for exclusively pumping, you really are a rockstar!

 

That's our normal type pattern for sleep, it's just this week she's deciding to be wonder baby. Last night was wakeups every 2.5 hours... but her bedtime routine was also off, so that makes sense. Tonight was back on track, and she went down really easy... we'll see how the night goes though. I'm trying to just take it night by night and not get my hopes up, but if this is the new normal... holy *&@^ I think I may survive! lol 

 

Just so I can say I said it, I'm calling that AF is due July 2nd-ish. I had SO much EWCF the last few days that I feel like I could practically guarantee if we DTD I'd be pregnant. I've also had strong O pains. Sigh. I knew it was coming, but would have loved if I was one of those women who had a year or more without any signs of fertility. Seriously though, she's been "on" solids for like 2 weeks! And nowhere near STTN yet. 

 

I know it's not as exciting for most of you guys, but we have been making EC leaps and bounds, and I am so proud of her! The night she slept through the night, she also stayed dry all night through! And then today, she was dry from 930am until well... bedtime actually. She was a little bit damp when we woke up from her nap, but she was also covered in sweat, so I'm not actually sure it was pee. She pottied at my SIL's house too. I am just sooo excited for her. We're even looking at switching back to the small diaper inserts for the day, because they're less bulky, and she's not soaking her diapers as much. 

post #255 of 409
Ugh, Annie. It's got to get better soon.

Dylan has been sleeping pretty well. He's been waking often but not staying awake. The weekend has been harder because Sean sleeps with us. I think he's crowded so he's more restless. I really need to make Sean get a twin frame so we can put the bed up next to ours.

JJ ~ You reminded me that Dylan will be 11 months tomorrow and I still don't have af.gif! joy.gif I told Sean again tonight it would be nice if I could keep nursing long enough to never get af.gif and go straight into menopause.

Dylan has also been going longer with a dry diaper and waking from naps dry a lot. I wish I could remember to take him to the potty then. That would be the perfect time. Do you wait a few minutes or take her to the potty as soon as she gets up? I almost caught a poop today but I was a little slow in reacting to his cues.
post #256 of 409

That would be perfect if AF stayed away long enough for you!  Talk about decreasing a bit of stress with the whole fertile instincts to BD again, even though you know it's not a good idea! lol

 

I take her as soon as she wakes up. If I wait even 5 minutes, she's usually gone already. Those are by far the easiest potties, because it's your bodies instincts to go to the bathroom once you get up, and because she's totally relaxed at that point, so it's barely even a conscious decision for her, it's just instinctual to release your bladder upon waking. 

 

Those of you with the older babies-- what kind of babbling are they doing? None of my business, I know, but my nephew is 13 months, and from what I've seen... completely non-verbal, and expressionless. He always has the exact same look on his face, never smiles or laughs, or anything. And he doesn't make almost any noise either... he will grunt every now and then, but that's it, otherwise he's silent. It's very weird, but I don't have a lot of experience with that age, so I don't know how 'off' it is. I'm going to ask my speech path friend, but I know there's also a difference between book knowledge and 'been there' knowledge. 

post #257 of 409

Working on posting my birth story with photos right now. It'll probably take several days... Wait to post until I'm all done, or post teasers as I finish? (right now I'm done about 2/10 pages...)

post #258 of 409
I'm working on my birth story too. I want to have it done by Ava's birthday. I say wait until it's complete and then post. Or do you mean you're posting it on your blog? WRT your friend's baby, he may be more expressive one on one. Ava is a chatterbox but when there is a lot going on, she mostly observes. And she doesn't cry if she's tired and we're out, she just gets stone faced. So maybe he's different at home?
post #259 of 409
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Norah is very vocal. lots of babbles, screeching, hollering. Little girl wants to be heard!  Gabe wasn't qyuite as vocal, but still babbled a good bit. My sister (who thinks she knows everything bc she's got a degree in early childhood) is concerned bc he doesn't speak really in full sentences yet. He's just starting to put 2-3 words together. His comprehension is great though, and his vocabulary and skills grow daily, so I'm not concerned.

 

Sleep - it's been better here. working on going to bed earlier by pushing kids bed time up. Last night we started at 9:30. so they were done by 10:30. I'd like to go to 9, but that's not always feasible when DH works late. He's not the next few days, so we may do it anyway.

 

I have all these AF like cramps. I need it to go ahead and show up, so I can get it over with! ugh.

post #260 of 409

The not smiling or laughing thing would be a red flag for me more than the babbling, tbh.  I hope it's nothing and he's just a serious little guy.

 

Ugh, Lauri.  Woman, that is a ROUGH NIGHT.  I'm at the point now where, like I said, if it's within an hour or so of him having nursed, I don't offer milk straight away.  If it's an option for you, you could try the same.  Just rock, pat, shush.  It's less milk for you to have to pump, and maybe it'll help her be less dependent on milk for every settle.  Idk if you want to try, just throwing it out there.  Not nightweaning, mind you, just trying something else in between feedings, you know?

 

We seem to be in a holding pattern of one good night followed by a crappy one.  Last night, he woke 3 times (totally doable) and nursed back to sleep each time (thank GOD!).  I'm still fighting this long drawn out cold from hell and DH is gone this week so I need him to be a good sleeper for at least another night!  LOL!

 

I actually have been so tired I've been falling asleep putting DD to bed.  Oh man, her bed is so comfortable.  I wish I could just sleep in there with her all night.  She doesn't wake up and I love seeing her little sweet sleeping face.  

 

Hesitant to tell you guys this (if I didn't already) b/c I know, I'm an idiot, but man -- ever since we removed artificial sweeteners from our diets (DD's too) she is a different child.  Sweet, non confrontational, not grumpy, not moody.  She still doesn't eat a ton, but that's besides the point.  I feel like her behaviour has done a complete 180.  She's also closer to turning 4, but the change was so quick it had to be related.  I'm so glad.  I think she's a happier person.  She's so affectionate now!  

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