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OB appointment this morning in just a little bit! need to go get ready!

Again already? Or is this your first OB appointment?

I don't know if you all remember how upset I would get when someone (mostly dh) suggested that I could get my baby fix through grandkids before we had Dylan. I just realized that I am truly at that point where I can find joy in other people's babies without feeling that sadness for myself. I guess I've reached that milestone where I am truly done having my own. I didn't think I'd ever be completely content with that.
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Is it weird that part of me would like to be pregnant again so I can see my OB on a regular basis? Hahaha! He's one of my favorite people! Maybe one day...
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Is it weird that part of me would like to be pregnant again so I can see my OB on a regular basis? Hahaha! He's one of my favorite people! Maybe one day...

Not weird at all. I miss my midwife from when I was pg with Kellen. We're friends on FB but we never see each other anymore and I'll probably never see her again. greensad.gif

DH took the cat to the vet this morning so his plan was foiled. haha!
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I really miss my midwife! I even thought about inviting her to Finn's party. In a rush. I seem to get so little computer time lately! I guess that's a good thing b/c that means I'm busy with the kids.

 

Sleep - nothing to complain about here!  All the teeth are thru for the moment so we are back to good stuff (11-5 or 6 am).  I'm hoping it lasts for another night.  Haha.

 

Sorry to hear about lack of sleep and transitioning to cribs and all that awful stuff!  And zombie nightmares yikes!  I can't watch scary stuff, either.  

 

I just started reading Beyond the Sling.  I wish I coudl give a copy to every mainstream mama I've ever met!  I feel like it would help so much to read!!  Love it so far.

 

Ok, babes are calling me.  BBL!! 

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its the first one, so took forever, but it's ok. The nurse and staff are just so sweet, and the OB is nice. Thank GOD. She delivered Norah, but I hadn't seen her since. she has a good vibe. The biggest question mark for them was the fact I told them I hadn't got my period back yet, so they didn't know what to say. (I had, but if they went by it at ALL it would move my EDC by over a month, and that's not good)

 

Carrie, you should invite her. My doula will be invited to all our kids' birthday parties; we have become good friends. I love that.

 

Sleepy still. This too shall pass . . . in a few years.

 

MW: I am glad you are content - that is awesome!

post #166 of 293
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I just recently learned that the actress who wrote that book plays Sheldon's girlfriend on The Big Bang Theory. I love that show and I love those two!
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JJ: could you sidecar a small crib? Not like IKEA, but the portable sort of size, which is hardly bigger than a PNP? I hate having baby in a separate room from me, it feels lonely. (but that's just me)

I could definitely look at dimensions! I forgot about those. I haven't seen them in Canada, but I know walmart US had tons when we bought her other crib. 

 

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its the first one, so took forever, but it's ok. The nurse and staff are just so sweet, and the OB is nice. Thank GOD. She delivered Norah, but I hadn't seen her since. she has a good vibe. The biggest question mark for them was the fact I told them I hadn't got my period back yet, so they didn't know what to say. (I had, but if they went by it at ALL it would move my EDC by over a month, and that's not good)

 

Carrie, you should invite her. My doula will be invited to all our kids' birthday parties; we have become good friends. I love that.

Yay for good vibes with your HCP!  And I agree with your bending of the truth for a better due date. YOU know, so you can make decisions based on that, that's all that matters. 

 

I would invite her too! We'll invite ours to Ten's bday, and she invited us to her son's birthday! (I babysat for them a handful of times before she became my doula.)

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Baby_Cakes, let me know what you think about the book when you are all done with it. I enjoyed many parts but then there were some that just came across as extremely self-righteous.

 

I know that EC isn't most of you guys' thing but I just had to share this. DD has learned how to wipe herself after she pees. So she grabs the toilet paper and scrunches it in her hand and then reaches down and pushes towards her bum and lets go. It is THE cutest thing I've seen in a long time!

 

So I experienced a breastfeeding/pumping first today. I was holding DD when I released my right breast from the pump and she immediately grabbed my nipple and scratched it. When I was pumping the next time, I had pumped the left breast and then I was pumping the right breast. No pain or anything. I looked down towards the end and there was blood everywhere and the milk was pink! greensad.gif I had to pour it all out! I thought it was from DD scratching me but then when I started to pump at work, I noticed it was coming from multiple places. My nipple is cracked and bleeding. I brought a larger breastshield with me and was able to pump w/out bleeding but it hurts! I'm trying to air it out as much as possible and cover it with breastmilk every time I pump.

 

DD's 1 yr WBV is tomorrow. I'm interested to see if she's gained more weight. She's eating a lot more these days. I handed her a whole slice of colby jack cheese today and she almost the whole thing!
 

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Eeek about the blood!!! Nipples are strange that when they get cut even a tiny bit they bleed like crazy!! Awful. Hopefully it heals up soon.

Ok yet you know what i think of the book. I haven't gotten very far yet!

The kids did me in today. Fighting, crying, lots of whining. I know why, we were out a lot longer than i thought we would be this afternoon. I have to say i wasn't in the best mood. I hate to even put this out in the universe bc it sounds terrible...but i visited a new friend of mine at her house. It was my first time there. I almost...i almost couldn't believe the state of disrepair her home was in. I felt nervous and felt like i couldn't put Finn down on the floor bc it was such a mess as well. Not just toys, but real garbage, and laundry tossed everywhere. Crumbs all over surfaces. The girls went to play in the back and the deck was basically falling apart, no rail, etc.
Anyway it just made me uncomfortable. I really like this woman, we get along fabulously. I just couldn't get past the house.

I didn't say anything but i really don't want to go back. Ever. greensad.gif Still stay friends of course but i think only meet in public or over my house.

Invites for finns party are ready!! They are super adorable.

My in laws decided to renovate their extra bathroom AFTER they offered us the house. They ran into plumbing problems and now my fil is angry it might not be ready in time. So not my problem!!! Today my MIL was laying it on me thick and i said listen sorry, but you have another bathroom people can use. And she was like, not wet! I don't want them trapsing (sp) thru the house with wet suits! And all i could do was hold my tongue. I didn't ask to use their house, they offered. They started this project on their own! Argh!! Frustrating!

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I know that EC isn't most of you guys' thing but I just had to share this. DD has learned how to wipe herself after she pees. So she grabs the toilet paper and scrunches it in her hand and then reaches down and pushes towards her bum and lets go. It is THE cutest thing I've seen in a long time!

 

So I experienced a breastfeeding/pumping first today. I was holding DD when I released my right breast from the pump and she immediately grabbed my nipple and scratched it. When I was pumping the next time, I had pumped the left breast and then I was pumping the right breast. No pain or anything. I looked down towards the end and there was blood everywhere and the milk was pink! greensad.gif I had to pour it all out! I thought it was from DD scratching me but then when I started to pump at work, I noticed it was coming from multiple places. My nipple is cracked and bleeding. I brought a larger breastshield with me and was able to pump w/out bleeding but it hurts! I'm trying to air it out as much as possible and cover it with breastmilk every time I pump.

 

DD's 1 yr WBV is tomorrow. I'm interested to see if she's gained more weight. She's eating a lot more these days. I handed her a whole slice of colby jack cheese today and she almost the whole thing!
 

That DOES sound absolutely adorable!

 

:(   Ouch!!  Just so you know though, I had bleeding in the beginning, and was told it was ok for there to be a bit of blood, just nothing excessive. It sure was scary though when T then threw up, and it was pink *blink blink*. 

 

 

 

Ugh. Ok so two nights ago, we had an AMAZING night. a 6 hour stretch, and only THREE wakeups. Last night was back up to 6 again, and she had a horrible time going to bed. BUT, she woke up at like 1230, shrieking like a banshee, and wouldn't calm down at all. Finally, I clued in, and went and put her on the potty. She had a massive pee, and then literally fell asleep on the toilet (I was cuddling her on the potty, so she had her arms around me, and was leaning over). I was like Oh DUH! She was probably shrieking because her bladder got full and was uncomfortable. I think she's turned a page with the EC, where she's consciously holding it more now. After that pee, she stayed dry all night until 830am, when I put her on the potty again. She pottied 4 more times today, which is a record, and two of those were -not- after naps (which is when she most frequently potties). I've also seen her signing potty a couple times in the last two days. 

 

Anyways, that was besides the point-- it was a bad night. And then tonight... I started putting her to sleep at 8:20... and she JUST fell asleep at like 10. :( Dh and I were passing off, she was playing in her crib, then cuddling, then screaming, then cuddling, then playing... She was a mess. And even trying to nurse her down, she would just latch on, and then play around and keep turning her head and hurting me. So I'd try to cuddle her, and she'd push away, and wildly swing her head from side to side. *sigh* I really hope tonight goes well... Crossing my fingers she was just overtired. 

 

Went shopping with my mom today. No luck until we hit value village. Got Tenley her cabbage patch. <3 Love!! I'm still looking for a duplicate of the one I had. And all of a sudden so excited to start gathering "house" stuff for her to play with. Kitchens, and baby doll stuff, etc etc. We've also got Brio trains to set up. And did I tell you guys that I went and found some wooden toys the other day too? I'm having to remind myself to slow down and hold off until we've got her play area done downstairs! Then I think I'm going to make her a whole baby/house corner. 

 

Anyways, we also found a toy ambulance-- that the station number is the same as the one near our house. So perfect, so I had to buy it. And I also found two dresses to choose from for my cousin's wedding in September. So glad! And I actually feel good in them. One I need to finish looking the little bit of baby belly and/or buy some spanx, and I will be one hot mama!

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It was my first time there. I almost...i almost couldn't believe the state of disrepair her home was in. I felt nervous and felt like i couldn't put Finn down on the floor bc it was such a mess as well. Not just toys, but real garbage, and laundry tossed everywhere. Crumbs all over surfaces. The girls went to play in the back and the deck was basically falling apart, no rail, etc.
Anyway it just made me uncomfortable. I really like this woman, we get along fabulously. I just couldn't get past the house.
I didn't say anything but i really don't want to go back. Ever. greensad.gif Still stay friends of course but i think only meet in public or over my house.
Invites for finns party are ready!! They are super adorable.
My in laws decided to renovate their extra bathroom AFTER they offered us the house. They ran into plumbing problems and now my fil is angry it might not be ready in time. So not my problem!!! Today my MIL was laying it on me thick and i said listen sorry, but you have another bathroom people can use. And she was like, not wet! I don't want them trapsing (sp) thru the house with wet suits! And all i could do was hold my tongue. I didn't ask to use their house, they offered. They started this project on their own! Argh!! Frustrating!
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:( That's so awkward. I had to pick something up from a casual friend's house a few weeks back, and it was like that. One of those, where she left the room, and I just sat there bug eyed, looking around. It was shocking. And like you said- not just untidy-- but actually like... not a single clear surface, and garbage, and pet hair, and oh it reeked so bad like cat and dog. I have a dog, but this was just... suffocating. The combination of dirty, and the literal lack of even enough clear space anywhere to put a glass down... was just... wow. 

 

Urg on your in laws. That's so annoying when people offer things, but then make you feel guilty for it... 

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Oh, and random... so we were shopping, and I didn't bring the stroller, because it's awkward in the mall- it's too big, and Ten only likes being in it when we're in constant motion. But I had the Boba with me, so I put her on my back, and she was fine. Except A/ Everytime I went to put her up, my mom tried to help, by grabbing the body of the carrier, and bringing it up for me, and trying to find the arm holes, etc, or by supporting Ten. And I know she was trying to help, but it made it more confusing and made me feel all off-balance!   And then B/ She kept talking about how we should have brought the stroller, and how she was going to buy an umbrella stroller. I had to talk her out of buying a crappy quality one for $30. *sigh* She -likes- being worn! And it's easy! Heck the only thing I would have liked the stroller for, was to put the diaper bag in!

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My mom is always going on about strollers too! I don't get it. When I pull out the stroller, the only thing that will sit quietly in it is the diaper bag!

 

Sounds like Ten is doing great w/EC. I wish Ava would go pee on the potty more. She does not want to wear diapers ever now but she doesn't want to stop playing to go potty. irked.gif
 

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Ugh. Ok so two nights ago, we had an AMAZING night. a 6 hour stretch, and only THREE wakeups. Last night was back up to 6 again, and she had a horrible time going to bed. BUT, she woke up at like 1230, shrieking like a banshee, and wouldn't calm down at all. Finally, I clued in, and went and put her on the potty. She had a massive pee, and then literally fell asleep on the toilet (I was cuddling her on the potty, so she had her arms around me, and was leaning over). I was like Oh DUH! She was probably shrieking because her bladder got full and was uncomfortable. I think she's turned a page with the EC, where she's consciously holding it more now. After that pee, she stayed dry all night until 830am, when I put her on the potty again. She pottied 4 more times today, which is a record, and two of those were -not- after naps (which is when she most frequently potties). I've also seen her signing potty a couple times in the last two days. 

 

Anyways, that was besides the point-- it was a bad night. And then tonight... I started putting her to sleep at 8:20... and she JUST fell asleep at like 10. :( Dh and I were passing off, she was playing in her crib, then cuddling, then screaming, then cuddling, then playing... She was a mess. And even trying to nurse her down, she would just latch on, and then play around and keep turning her head and hurting me. So I'd try to cuddle her, and she'd push away, and wildly swing her head from side to side. *sigh* I really hope tonight goes well... Crossing my fingers she was just overtired. 

 

Went shopping with my mom today. No luck until we hit value village. Got Tenley her cabbage patch. <3 Love!! I'm still looking for a duplicate of the one I had. And all of a sudden so excited to start gathering "house" stuff for her to play with. Kitchens, and baby doll stuff, etc etc. We've also got Brio trains to set up. And did I tell you guys that I went and found some wooden toys the other day too? I'm having to remind myself to slow down and hold off until we've got her play area done downstairs! Then I think I'm going to make her a whole baby/house corner. 

 

Anyways, we also found a toy ambulance-- that the station number is the same as the one near our house. So perfect, so I had to buy it. And I also found two dresses to choose from for my cousin's wedding in September. So glad! And I actually feel good in them. One I need to finish looking the little bit of baby belly and/or buy some spanx, and I will be one hot mama!

 

Interesting about the potty!!  Good job mama for being in tune with her and figuring it out!

 

That night sounds frustrating as hell.

 

Good finds on those toys!!!  I love that Nora loves her Cabbage Patch doll and her toy kitchen. Those are investment toys - they'll get years of enjoyment out of them!

 

You are already a hot mama!  I wish I had an event to go to.  I feel like I need a night of glam to feel better about myself.  I'm always in a ponytail, shorts, tank top.  It's nice not to worry but at the same time I LOVE dressing up and doing my hair and makeup.  Sigh.  Oh well.  

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:( That's so awkward. I had to pick something up from a casual friend's house a few weeks back, and it was like that. One of those, where she left the room, and I just sat there bug eyed, looking around. It was shocking. And like you said- not just untidy-- but actually like... not a single clear surface, and garbage, and pet hair, and oh it reeked so bad like cat and dog. I have a dog, but this was just... suffocating. The combination of dirty, and the literal lack of even enough clear space anywhere to put a glass down... was just... wow. 

 

Urg on your in laws. That's so annoying when people offer things, but then make you feel guilty for it... 

 

Yes - this EXACTLY.  I just was sort of bug eyed and trying not to react in front of her.  Pet hair, etc.  At least it didn't smell.  Thank GOODNESS.  I wouldn't have stayed.  I would have made up an excuse.  Makes you realize when people put pet/odor free home on item listings how IMPORTANT that is.  Dipes could be from a house like THAT and you wouldn't know.  You know?  

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Oh, and random... so we were shopping, and I didn't bring the stroller, because it's awkward in the mall- it's too big, and Ten only likes being in it when we're in constant motion. But I had the Boba with me, so I put her on my back, and she was fine. Except A/ Everytime I went to put her up, my mom tried to help, by grabbing the body of the carrier, and bringing it up for me, and trying to find the arm holes, etc, or by supporting Ten. And I know she was trying to help, but it made it more confusing and made me feel all off-balance!   And then B/ She kept talking about how we should have brought the stroller, and how she was going to buy an umbrella stroller. I had to talk her out of buying a crappy quality one for $30. *sigh* She -likes- being worn! And it's easy! Heck the only thing I would have liked the stroller for, was to put the diaper bag in!

 

See that's frustrating!  People think b/c it's kind of a heated minute when you're actually PUTTING them on that babywearing isn't easier.
On the contrary, I have a good friend who brings her stroller EVERYWHERE and it's a royal pain in the ass.  Her baby is 5 months.  If we meet at target, she hauls the stroller in and can't push a cart.  He'll cry or fuss in the stroller and she ends up carrying him and pushing the stroller.  Ugh.  She HAS a beco!  She just doesn't USE it!!!

 

 

Have you guys seen the Boba Air??? I WANT.  Can't justify another carrier though, not with being done with babies.  Sigh.

 

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She does not want to wear diapers ever now but she doesn't want to stop playing to go potty. irked.gif

 

 

Neither does Nora!  lol.gif

 

AFUs - Another fabulous night of sleep for us last night.  I'm beginning to count on good sleep and that scares me.  It's all going to be pulled out from under me, I know it!!

 

Finn is starting to run away from diaper changes.  He'll see me grab the diaper, drop what he's doing, and BOLT away from me!  Then sit and look at me and laugh!  Oh goodness he is  STINKER!

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I missed a lot. I went to a workshop called LENS last night with dh. It's supposed to help with communication. It's about learning the type of personality/temperament you and the people around you are, kind of like a Myers-Briggs test but simpler. He didn't tell me he had to go until the day before because he assumed I wouldn't go. No babysitter. They set up the base childcare place for things like that but we can't use it because the kids aren't registered. It's too much of a hassle to get the vax waiver and I don't really want to put my kids in a daycare type setting anyway. Luckily, Ryan's girlfriend wasn't working so she babysat.

The thing was interesting. I think dh really learned a lot about himself and me and other people, including me. We are polar opposites in every way. I'm mainly an intuitive perception/logical thinker and he's a sensory perception/judgmental processor. Even the other traits, which everyone has on a continuum, were opposite for us. We'll see if he can remember it so that he'll be more understanding. It didn't really help with communication, though, because there was nothing about what to do with the info once you had other than realize that other people are different and have different perspectives. I don't need to sit through a 4 hour workshop to know that. eyesroll.gif

Dylan does not like to be dressed, either. He fights and squirms and screams and gets mad! He also tries to clean himself. I used to get annoyed when he grabbed the wipe because I thought he was just playing. But once he finally got a good piece of one it was obvious he wanted to wipe himself with it. So cute! So now I give him one of his own so he can clean himself, too. Now if he could just learn how to put his own diaper on so I wouldn't have to fight with him over that. lol.gif

That's cool about the EC stuff. I do try to get D to go in the potty sometimes. I still have a hard time figuring out how to hold him to pee, though. I'm also not good with recognizing cues. I can tell right after he's gone pee or poo but can't seem to catch it right before.

Sleep/bedtime: D feel asleep around 8 last night while we were still out but was up when I got home at 9 so I figured we were going to be up late. He didn't get a good nap yesterday because we went to the park in the morning, took Kellen to the dentist and then had to pick the cat up from the vet so we weren't home all day. Around 10:30 or so I could not keep my head up anymore so took everyone to bed. I just let D wander around the bedroom playing until he was ready to go to sleep while Ethan and I watched Swamp Wars and River Monsters. I set up a stool and an ottoman at the end of the bed so he can climb up whenever he wants. He climbed into bed around 11:30, layed down to nurse and was out quickly and easily. That was so much nicer than trying to get him to lay still when he isn't sleepy. Kellen fell asleep easily, too. Things go so much better when I wait until everyone is ready to sleep rather than trying to get everyone to go to bed too early (for them).

A dangerous, dirty house would freak me out, too. I sometimes have crumbs on the counter or crap on the floor but if someone pops over I clean it up while they are there. I would certainly clean it up ahead of time if I knew someone was bringing her kids over to play.

Talk about disrepair, our next door neighbors still haven't fixed their fence panels that got knocked over in that hurricane last year that we evacuated for when D was only a few weeks old. One panel is in-between our yards. It's laying in their yard with grass and weeds growing up through it now. I don't get it because the husband is a Naval Chaplain and the wife works. They have two grown kids. They should have the money to get it fixed. And, actually, their homeowner's insurance should cover it since it's damage from the hurricane. Everyone's insurance covered their roof repairs.

I think I'm missing something.

Ok, I think I want to get an Ergo or a Boba or a Beco, again. I need something I use on my back easily. My mei tai just isn't comfortable for me, I don't think (I guess maybe I should try it again before I say that.). Which one would you suggest? If I remember correctly, the Beco is better for smaller infants and the Boba and Ergo are better for bigger/older babies?
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Sounds like Ten is doing great w/EC. I wish Ava would go pee on the potty more. She does not want to wear diapers ever now but she doesn't want to stop playing to go potty. irked.gif

 

I think it's sooo developmental, certainly nothing I'm doing. Right now she's all about control, right? So control of her bladder is something 'interesting' to her. Hey dude! I can hold this stuff in, and then go on the potty, and people get excited!! lol   We've never really done extended naked time with Ten, so I don't think she realizes it's an option, thankfully! lol Though she does hate having her diaper changed, she makes no effort to get it off. 

 

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Good finds on those toys!!!  I love that Nora loves her Cabbage Patch doll and her toy kitchen. Those are investment toys - they'll get years of enjoyment out of them!

 

Makes you realize when people put pet/odor free home on item listings how IMPORTANT that is.  Dipes could be from a house like THAT and you wouldn't know.  You know?  

 

Have you guys seen the Boba Air??? I WANT.  Can't justify another carrier though, not with being done with babies.  Sigh.

I know, I love finding good quality toys to add to her collection. We've started looking every time we go into the thrift store, or Winners (which I think is like TJ Maxx there? Brands names for less type thing). 

We just finished talking about that in a local auction site I'm part of. People will put ridiculous things like "Smoking home, but in a closet where smoking isn't allowed." Oh yes, because the smoke totally realizes it's not allowed in that closet... Or "Smoking home, but not worn by smoker"  *Sigh*

 

I did!! I wants!! And like... less than half the price of a regular Boba! (Which I have to return today and am so sad! )  The only thing I'm meh about, is it doesn't look like i's really padded at all- which is one of the things that makes the Boba so comfy. But one of the local retailers is getting a few in, and said she'd let us know when they get here, so we can take a look at them. If it's still comfy, I'm pretty sure DH is on board with buying one. 

 

Last night was rough. rough. rough. Trying to remind myself it's all a process. Frustrating though- DH kept telling me to bring her in bed, I kept saying no, because she was in a kicking/wouldn't settle mood, and I knew I'd be frustrated, so finally she woke up, and I went and grabbed her, got her settled on the bed, and turned my back on her. He sat there ignoring her, even though he was facing her, and she was looking at him. Even little while he's say shh or it's ok, but that was it! No effort to rub her back, or cuddle with her or anything, even though HE was the one that said to bring her to bed. I finally rolled over and grabbed her, and he tried to blame me, saying that he'd just expected me to nurse her. Even though we've been talking about trying to decrease her dependence on nursing back to sleep AND I'd just nursed her half an hour before, and he knew that. *sigh*  He sucks at nighttime parenting. 

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DH didn't really do night time parenting until we had #2, and he had no choice. LOL. Now, he does fine, but it's with DS. DD is mine - I hope DS will need less night time parenting once #3 arrives.

 

MW: Boba vs. Ergo . . . If Dylan is on the taller side, I say Boba. If he's on the wider, shorter side, I say Ergo. Boba has a tall, narrow body, with skinny seat darts, IME baby sits very snug with you. Ergo has a shorter, wider body, I think it does better for knee-to-knee support, but the back isn't as high as the Boba. the seat darts are deeper which makes it a little more comfy as baby doesn't feel glued to you as much.

 

Either way - I say if you can, buy used! they hold up super well, and so much cheaper that way.

 

I got a kinderpack (another type of structured carrier) and I love the shoulders. However, I am so used to back wrapping, and the majority of the weight being on my torso/shoulders. with the SSC, it feels like it's all on my hips, which I am not sure I like. Either way, an adjustment. But at least I'm not dragging yards of fabric in the parking lot.

 

yay for EC!

 

even though we dont do it, I totally can celebrate with you.

 

Last night sleep sucked. usually norah wakes up, but goes back easily with the boob. Last night she was up and playing for over an hour. ugh.

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Originally Posted by MarineWife View Post

The thing was interesting. I think dh really learned a lot about himself and me and other people, including me. We are polar opposites in every way. I'm mainly an intuitive perception/logical thinker and he's a sensory perception/judgmental processor. Even the other traits, which everyone has on a continuum, were opposite for us. We'll see if he can remember it so that he'll be more understanding. It didn't really help with communication, though, because there was nothing about what to do with the info once you had other than realize that other people are different and have different perspectives. I don't need to sit through a 4 hour workshop to know that. eyesroll.gif
Dylan does not like to be dressed, either. He fights and squirms and screams and gets mad! He also tries to clean himself. I used to get annoyed when he grabbed the wipe because I thought he was just playing. But once he finally got a good piece of one it was obvious he wanted to wipe himself with it. So cute! So now I give him one of his own so he can clean himself, too. Now if he could just learn how to put his own diaper on so I wouldn't have to fight with him over that. lol.gif
That's cool about the EC stuff. I do try to get D to go in the potty sometimes. I still have a hard time figuring out how to hold him to pee, though. I'm also not good with recognizing cues. I can tell right after he's gone pee or poo but can't seem to catch it right before.
Ok, I think I want to get an Ergo or a Boba or a Beco, again. I need something I use on my back easily. My mei tai just isn't comfortable for me, I don't think (I guess maybe I should try it again before I say that.). Which one would you suggest? If I remember correctly, the Beco is better for smaller infants and the Boba and Ergo are better for bigger/older babies?

That's great about the workshop! Information is the first step!

 

Cute about him trying to clean himself! My gosh how easy it woudl be if they figured out how to diaper themselves at a year! lol  "Here, change yourself when you get uncomfortable!"

 

Yeah, I didn't like holding T over the potty. If we hadn't gotten the potty seat, I probably would have given up. At least with the seat, I pop her on it, hand her a toy, and then I'll sit on the bathroom floor and wait or read, or something while I wait. 

 

I wasn't a fan of the insert/harness thing for the Beco- especially if you're already used to putting him on your back with the mei tai. I haven't tried an Ergo, so can't say, but I'm in love with the Boba, especially for older/bigger babes. And yes, from reviews I've heard, people seem to like the Beco for smaller, skinnier babes, or younger ones less than 18 months. Most people I know that use Bobas- use them from around 1 year to around age 2.5-3. 

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I caught a poop in the toilet this morning! joy.gif I have a baby potty that has a removable seat that I can attach to the toilet. The problem is that when he sits on it his penis sticks out so, if he peed, it would go all over me or all over the floor, not in the potty or toilet. I got it because it said it had a shield made for boys. Ha! Does not work! Maybe I should go ahead and splurge on one of those standing urinals.

i guess D is on the short and chubby side. i don't really know what averages are. he's about 22 lbs. and 29+ inches long. where do you look for used ones, the babywearer?
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That and diaperswappers. Thebabywearer had some bad malware on it (fried several of my friends' computers) so I might avoid it for a few more days while they fix it. Seems to be fine if you see it on an apple device.

 

Or, if you are on the babywearing swap group on facebook.

 

OH - workshop - glad that he went, and got some information. I know in Okinawa there were tons of workshops through the chaplain's office. My parents did the 5 love languages one, and actually helped serve at the personal growth retreats (as cooks, LOL). IDK if they do anything similiar at Camp Lejeune or not.

 

I hate, hate, morning sickness. I really hope I only have 5 more weeks of this.

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