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OK, so we are only 6 weeks and 1 day  - due March 6th. DH wants to wait to make the big announcement at Norah's birthday, at which point I will be about 19 weeks. I wonder if we can restrain ourselves that long - some IRL friends know, so it's not news to them. But holding back from our parents . . . oi vey. we are going to try!

 

My kids are always the ones getting wet without "proper" water gear. the nice thing about cloth diapers is that they get wet and heavy, but don't explode the way disposables do.

 

Trash . . . DH lets it stack up in the house, where we might have 3 or 4 trash bags going at once. I don't like it.

 

I need more sleep.

post #102 of 293
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Wow, so early! When did you test? How long had your cycle been by then? You thought you were a couple of weeks further along, didn't you?

Carrie ~ I thought that was who you meant.
post #103 of 293
I must've been about 14 DPO I guess. LMP was 5/5, but based on us we conceIved mid June. But I am far enough along that we saw a heartbeat!
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I must've been about 14 DPO I guess. LMP was 5/5, but based on us we conceIved mid June. But I am far enough along that we saw a heartbeat!

 

love.gif  Ain't nothing like seeing that little flicker!  Congrats!!  And March still feels good and long enough away to get more used to the idea of another!  Ha!

 

I never thought about that with cloth dipes.  Stupid me thinks sposies are better for getting wet.  Sometimes I'm not prepared and we go swimming or something or play in the sprinkler.  I usually do a huggies but maybe next time I'll just let him wear his cloth.

 

I think he's got a little spot of yeast again so today he's in sposies to see if I can get it cleared up.

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I know it sucks but it's probably developmental.  You will get thru it!  We all just did!!  

 

 

 

We did OK last night.  I think only 3 wake ups and right back to sleep w/nursing!

Yes, very much so! It sucks, it seems like every time she's on her way to 'good sleep' again, she gets derailed by developmental something or other. Last night was definitely teething, no doubt. But she did sit in her pack and play this morning for an hour and watch baby einstein while I slept on the couch. So, she redeems herself a little bit. Now she's passed out on my lap, so I'm trying to catch up on 'me time'. There's never enough of it!

 

I'm pouting too, because I messaged my mother at the beginning of the week and asked if she wanted to come over wed or fri to spend some time with us, since we'd been very busy lately, and I was trying to get some stuff done. She hasn't even bothered to respond. sigh. She's turning into one of those parents who only seems to want to spend time with us if it's on her terms/her turf. Which is an hour away... and filled with smoke and grime. grrr. 

 

Yay for 3 wakeups!! That's huge progress from the last few weeks!

 

 

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JJ ~ Tell your dh the trip would be very low pressure, if any, to socialize. We could all get our own rooms and no one would be expected to do anything with anyone else if he didn't want. I'm an introvert so I need a lot of down private time so I totally understand being hesitant to do anything like that.
 
Exactly! I had a talk with dh the other day about how he always starts off with a long list of why we can't do something that the kids want to do. He never just says, "Yeah, let's do that." It's not that he doesn't like to do things because he'll do just about anything I come up with whenever I tell him to do it. If I got up Saturday morning and told him that I wanted to drive to the mountains, he'd do it without a second thought even if he had other plans. I don't understand why he's the opposite with the kids. Even if they come up with something kind of crazy or that is way too expensive for us to do, I think it would be better to say something like, "That's a tricky one. Let's see what we can come up with to make that happen."

Oh, like he doesn't even want to go on a trip with my best friend and her partner, or his sister and a friend. He wants to travel just the two (or three) of us. I told him that it'll be years before we can go somewhere with her alone, but could probably go somewhere this winter if it was in a group. He was a no go, and would rather wait. I think he's crazy!

 

He does that too. I don't know why. Is it a guy thing? Like if you saved the time and just did it, you'd have so much more fun than wasting all the time figuring out why you can't!

 

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OK, so we are only 6 weeks and 1 day  - due March 6th. DH wants to wait to make the big announcement at Norah's birthday, at which point I will be about 19 weeks. I wonder if we can restrain ourselves that long - some IRL friends know, so it's not news to them. But holding back from our parents . . . oi vey. we are going to try!

 

My kids are always the ones getting wet without "proper" water gear. the nice thing about cloth diapers is that they get wet and heavy, but don't explode the way disposables do.

I wish I could have held out to 19 weeks! I was totally showing by 13, that was pushing it! But if I could hide it, I totally would! 

 

We've done the same. Ten has a cloth swim diaper, but I keep forgetting it! But at least with cloth dipes, I just pull out her insert, and let her swim with the cover on. Tadaa! We went for an impromptu picnic last week, that was at a park with a splash pad, and once we got there, found some friends at the splash pad. so I stripped off Tens pants, left her onesie one, took out her diaper insert and away we went. I had people looking at me funny. I mean really? It's better to deny her the opportunity, than to dry some clothes once we got home?

post #106 of 293
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Very cool that you saw the heartbeat!

I use cloth swim diapers on Dylan. I have some that just pull up and down and some that wrap. The wrap ones are nice because, if he poops in it, it doesn't get smeared down his legs while taking it off. The idea of a disposable swim diaper grosses me out. In addition to pee leaking out into the pool water I imagine all the chemicals from the diaper. Yuck!
post #107 of 293
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Here's a link to some yarn I have. http://s16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/ryeth/Yarn/

If you see something you like, lmk and I'll see if I can make something out of it. I can't guarantee anything.

Carrie ~ I found some stuff that's a cotton/acrylic blend. I put your name on it. Idk if you'll like it. It's kind bland. Also, I'm not sure if I have enough to make baby legs out of it.
post #108 of 293
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We've done the same. Ten has a cloth swim diaper, but I keep forgetting it! But at least with cloth dipes, I just pull out her insert, and let her swim with the cover on. Tadaa! We went for an impromptu picnic last week, that was at a park with a splash pad, and once we got there, found some friends at the splash pad. so I stripped off Tens pants, left her onesie one, took out her diaper insert and away we went. I had people looking at me funny. I mean really? It's better to deny her the opportunity, than to dry some clothes once we got home?

Yep, do the same thing. I bought a pack of swim dipes and then I was like "ummm, they can't absorb the pee because otherwise they would absorb the pool water so why am I using them again?". So I put a Thirsties Duo Size One snaps on her that has gussets in the off chance that she poops and I'm done. Easy peasy.

 

akind1, yay for a heartbeat! I've got the baby bug bad right now. But if I honestly examine it, what I'm wanting is that excitement and anticipation waiting for a new little one to join our family. I need to chill out.

 

I don't care where we go in 3 years as long as it's a vacation! I'm still fantasizing about going to a hotel room by myself for the night once Ava is sleeping better and I'm not pumping anymore!

 

Speaking of pumping, my supply is so sensitive! I had gotten a bit lax over the last couple of days because I had so much extra milk I was putting in the freezer every day. Well my supply has regulated itself and now it looks like DD is heading in to a growth spurt! No worries because I've got stuff in the freezer but I like to be able to at least replace what's been taken out in the evenings while I'm at work. So back to pumping every 2 hrs again. irked.gif

post #109 of 293
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I've got the baby bug bad right now. But if I honestly examine it, what I'm wanting is that excitement and anticipation waiting for a new little one to join our family.

I don't have the baby bug but I know exactly what you are talking about. That's my big thing, the excitement of pregnancy and the anticipation of giving birth and having a newborn baby. There's something about all of that that I love. I just think the idea of another human being growing inside my body is so incredible. I'm not really sad about not having another baby but I am sad about never being pg and giving birth again.
post #110 of 293
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Here's a link to some yarn I have. http://s16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/ryeth/Yarn/
If you see something you like, lmk and I'll see if I can make something out of it. I can't guarantee anything.
Carrie ~ I found some stuff that's a cotton/acrylic blend. I put your name on it. Idk if you'll like it. It's kind bland. Also, I'm not sure if I have enough to make baby legs out of it.


If you want to make something for Miss Ava out of the yarn in pic 10 of 11, that would be awesome!

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Baby_Cakes, most of my IRL friends do CIO in one form or another. When they try to "suggest" that I do that with Ava or ask if she's sleeping through the night, I usually laugh like they've said the most absurd thing ever. And if needed, I add "No, I won't/can't do that with Ava." and just leave it at that. If they push me, I may start going in to why it's not a good idea, if babies wake it's because they need something etc. But otherwise I just ignore them.
 

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If you want to make something for Miss Ava out of the yarn in pic 10 of 11, that would be awesome!

This one? It's called Playful Pooches dyed by Retro Baby on a merino wool/cashmere/nylon blend. Very soft!

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Here' one of the socks I made for myself with that so you can see what it looks like knit up. I didn't like it much in the skein but I love the way my socks look.

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Dylan has another tooth! He was drooling like crazy so I decided to feel inside his mouth again. I've been doing that every so often but hadn't felt anything yet. Sure enough, I feel a sharp edge. I think it's the 1 year molar on the right side. That would explain why he only had 1 good night of sleep after getting over the cold we've had before going back to being squirmy.
post #113 of 293

Yes, MW, that's the one. I love the colors together!

 

Ava is working on her fourth tooth. She's finally settled at night but she's still super emotional during the day. Hopefully she'll be ok at her party on Saturday.
 

post #114 of 293
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Yep, do the same thing. I bought a pack of swim dipes and then I was like "ummm, they can't absorb the pee because otherwise they would absorb the pool water so why am I using them again?". So I put a Thirsties Duo Size One snaps on her that has gussets in the off chance that she poops and I'm done. Easy peasy.

 

Speaking of pumping, my supply is so sensitive! I had gotten a bit lax over the last couple of days because I had so much extra milk I was putting in the freezer every day. Well my supply has regulated itself and now it looks like DD is heading in to a growth spurt! No worries because I've got stuff in the freezer but I like to be able to at least replace what's been taken out in the evenings while I'm at work. So back to pumping every 2 hrs again. irked.gif

 

Exactly.  When I plan for it I have a cover with me.  I usually use a grovia shell that velcros.  Otherwise the poop smear possibility scares me!!

 

Oh honey, I really feel for you on supply/demand.

Things are really changing fast for us so I can only imagine how hard it is for you to know ahead of time how much/how little she's going to eat.  Like for instance, yesterday we were just plain busy and he didn't nurse from 730 am (wake up) until like 445.  I was horrified at myself that I let it go that long.  He had plenty to eat and drink and wasn't asking...and didn't fuss a single time.  But man!  It's crazy!  I was really mad I let it go that long.  He should be nursing more often, and he does most days.  

 

Maybe it won't take long to up your milk supply.  Here's to hoping!  Ugh!

 

 

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I don't have the baby bug but I know exactly what you are talking about. That's my big thing, the excitement of pregnancy and the anticipation of giving birth and having a newborn baby. There's something about all of that that I love. I just think the idea of another human being growing inside my body is so incredible. I'm not really sad about not having another baby but I am sad about never being pg and giving birth again.

 

I feel the same.  I really feel like being a doula and being invovled with birth in general will help me.  I have some pull toward the birth community, toward helping mamas, toward babies.  It's just such an amazing life changing event.  But then I get to go home. 

 

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Baby_Cakes, most of my IRL friends do CIO in one form or another. When they try to "suggest" that I do that with Ava or ask if she's sleeping through the night, I usually laugh like they've said the most absurd thing ever. And if needed, I add "No, I won't/can't do that with Ava." and just leave it at that. If they push me, I may start going in to why it's not a good idea, if babies wake it's because they need something etc. But otherwise I just ignore them.
 

 

It's so sad!  People think it's normal and the right thing to do.  I like your response.  No one would ever tell me to do it b/c I'm too outspoken about my beliefs on the issue...but it's hard just the same to hear ppl talk about it like it's nbd.

 

EtA - LOVE those socks!!  They look like slippers!!

 

Finn now has 6 teeth!  all 4 front teeth on the top and the two middle bottom ones!  Can we get a break now please!?!  LOL!

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Carrie ~ I found some stuff that's a cotton/acrylic blend. I put your name on it. Idk if you'll like it. It's kind bland. Also, I'm not sure if I have enough to make baby legs out of it.

 

You got a pic of it?

post #116 of 293
Norah still is toothless hehe!

Love the socks, but no one here wears them greensad.gif except maybe a couple months in the winter when wearing shoes that need socks.

I didn't have the baby bug, but I got bit anyway!

I got in a crazy discussion re: CIO when a local friend asked for help. I hate when people think that's the only option! Makes me so mad!
I should crochet more . . .
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You got a pic of it?

There are two in the link I posted. They are labeled with your name. One is a kind of mossy green and the other is a cream color. They are solids. If I don't have enough of one, I may be able to make some striped baby legs using them together. I don't know how boyish it would look, though. They are very neutral colors.
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There are two in the link I posted. They are labeled with your name. One is a kind of mossy green and the other is a cream color. They are solids. If I don't have enough of one, I may be able to make some striped baby legs using them together. I don't know how boyish it would look, though. They are very neutral colors.

 

Ooh.  I love the cream color!  I would take that or stripes -- either!  I don't care much about boyish or not.  orngbiggrin.gif  Thanks!

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Ooh.  I love the cream color!  I would take that or stripes -- either!  I don't care much about boyish or not.  orngbiggrin.gif   Thanks!

Ok, I'll see what I can do. Can you measure the thickest part of his upper thighs for me since you said you had trouble finding any that were big enough? Also, while you're at it, if you could measure his inseam that would be great.

For comparison for anyone, Dylan is about 29.25 inches long and his inseam is 9".

He fell asleep at 8:30 tonight! And that's after having a 3 hour nap this afternoon. I was sure he'd wake up around 9:30 and be up but not a peep so far. I'm getting ready to head to bed. I have to wake him because (again eyesroll.gif) he doesn't have a night diaper or a cover on and I can't leave him in the dipe he has on. It won't last without a cover. You'd think I'd figure this out but I didn't realize it was that late. We hadn't even eating dinner yet.
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Ok, I'll see what I can do. Can you measure the thickest part of his upper thighs for me since you said you had trouble finding any that were big enough? Also, while you're at it, if you could measure his inseam that would be great.

 

The fattest part was 13" and the inseam (from crotch to the floor, right?) was 8".

 

I weighed him today - 28 lbs and his height standing against the wall was 30"!  

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