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post #221 of 293
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Carrie ~ Have you talked to the doc about Finn's reaction and not doing that vax anymore?

I started a chart when I got that spotting. af.gif never actually showed, just 9 days of spotting. It finally stopped a couple of days ago. I'm just going to try to track CF and see what happens.

Some women do O with just creamy CF. Not everyone gets watery or EW every time. I'd be more inclined to think you did O if your cycle was regular just to be safe.

I've only been to the beach twice this year. Both times were before D was getting around much. I haven't gone since he started walking. I'm not confident about being able to keep track of all 3 of the boys by myself.

I need to get off the computer and do something but I don't want to.
post #222 of 293

No, I haven't talked to the dr yet.  I need to do that.

 

I suppose you're right, and of course we are using protection just in case.  I def had watery CM for a few days, which is not my BIP, so yes I guess that should be considered fertile.  

 

I think you need at least one other set of hands.  In case someone needs to go potty, or wants to go in the water.  Even just with my 2 I need one extra set of hands at the beach.

 

Haha - me either!  

post #223 of 293

Happy Birthday Dylan! I hope he enjoys his cake and toys!

 

Carrie - hooray for regular cycles. Boo for AF.

 

I love the beach. I could go all the time and never be bored with it. (I say that having lived places with easy access to the beach) I miss it. Some people are called to the city, or mountains . . .I am called to the ocean.

 

Baby clothes . . . Are there any consignment stores, like Once Upon a Child there? We have several here. If I knew for sure I'd be having a boy, I might buy some off of you. I only kept sentimental nb boy stuff. I have bags from 12 months + I think still though, but the seasons will probably be off.

 

now. . . of to pump. yay.

post #224 of 293
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Carrie ~ I read up a little on the Prevnar again. I can't remember all the different vaxes by name anymore since we don't vax. Anyway, I think you definitely need to talk to the doctor about that reaction. From everything I read, anything other than the "regular" fussiness that some babies get after a vax should be reported to your doc. Especially with the unusual swelling and not being able to move/use his leg, I'd consider that a serious allergic reaction.

Kat ~ A lot of the newborn stuff, at least, that I have is gender neutral. I don't go in for boy boy clothes. I have a bunch of those sleep gowns that I love for middle of the night newborn diaper changes.

Are you going to find out gender? If so, when? A lot of my older boy stuff is not the right season for D. We had only summer stuff for Ethan since he was born in Hawaii and was there for his for 2.5 years. I bought winter stuff for Kellen that you'd think would work since he was born in June but I'm finding it's not. I think it's because I used a lot of pockets and regular pants with Kellen but I'm wanting to only use wool with Dylan. IDK it's kind of strange. Anyway, maybe my older boy stuff would work for you if you end up having a boy and I still have it.

There is one consignment that I know of. They recently announced that they were only accepting gear, no more clothes because they have so much.

I'm called to the beach but not the ocean. That makes it even harder for me to take the boys by myself. I do not like being in the water.

I got another Zulilly email today. Must.Not.Look. They have Google Android tablets with a case and keyboard for only $130. Does anyone know anything about tablets? I don't, really. Do they do everything a laptop does? I really only use mine for the internet and photos. Oh, I do also store pdf knitting patterns. I was thinking the boys might like one for the game apps. I don't know anything about apps. I'm not even quite sure what an app is.
post #225 of 293

My parents have an android tablet, we have an iPad. an app can be a game. it also can serve other functions. I have a Michael's and JoAnns app, you can dowload coupons to the device and show in store. There is a ZuLily app. You can play games, watch movies, surf the internet, write notes . . . lots of things. very handy. I have an app that charts baby growth, since we don't do wbv, I like to keep track somewhere.

 

This baby will be early/mid march, so spring stuff - I love gowns and I still have some of those because they were handy. I am not big on onesies (as in just a onesie, part of an outfit sure, but I rarely use just a onesie) . . . . Then again, I've only had fall babies. so maybe I will change my mind on that. I like outfits. Also depends on how fast he (or she) grows. Norah was growing by leaps and bounds her first 6 months. Gabe was right on track with what he fit into and the age/size.

 

Oh, and we are definitely finding out. we can't not know. Though I am toying with the idea of not knowing immediately and having the tech put it in an envelope for us to open at a family dinner, or other gathering.

 

Seriously, I love the ocean. Jumping over the waves . . . I miss it terribly.

 

on Birthdays: I refuse to join Pinterest, but I started adding favorites to Etsy . . . for Norah's party. I don't think Gabe's will really be themed. Unless we keep the pumpkin theme.

post #226 of 293

I don't know much about that particular tablet but it's much like a large smartphone.  You said Ryan has an iphone, right?  Picture that bigger.  So it might be annoying to type online, post here.  Not sure if the tablet takes pictures, but if it does it might be awkward.

Idk, I'm not a fan of tablets.  

But yes, it would do what you want it to do with saving pics, pdfs, etc.  

 

I never get sucked into zulilly but babysteals and I have a bit of a history!  lol.gif

 

I got Finnley on my back all by myself today!!  He laughed the whole time I was trying to get him up there!  I managed to vacuum the WHOLE HOUSE with him there, too!!  He is very clingy and frustrated, b/c he is...gulp...really trying to walk.  I didn't think this would happen so soon!!! (so soon, yeah, right, b/c he isn't ALMOST ONE! eyesroll.gif)  I'm such a sap.  It's hard that it's my last baby and he's trying to walk.  I wasn't prepared for how it would feel.  I'm proud but a little tiny bit...empty.

 

Chris left for a meeting, and then tonight he flies to Canada.  I won't see him til Saturday.  Darn!  winky.gif

 

Oh yes, I'll be talking to the dr def.  I was very concerned/worried about the reaction like I said, and I told DH that I wasn't doing it anymore.  End of story.  He wants the dr's opinion.  I don't get why, but, he does have a 50% say, at least to have his concerns heard and get the "expert" opinion rather than just mine (though, I feel like more of a vax expert than the pediatrician, who told me that Finn's ear infections were reoccuring b/c he didn't have his vaccines up to date.  Really?  You went to med school and this is what you learned and are spouting?  UGHGHGHG! I really dislike fearmongering...)

 

I want to show you guys Finn's invite but...it has my phone number and address on it and I'm hesitant to post it!  I don't have the file on my computer that I can edit since I bought it.  Hmm.  Ideas?  I want you guys to see it!

post #227 of 293

Can you put it in a PM?

 

and boo on solo parenting. I don't like doing it even for a few hours (when stuck in the house) - for some reason going out and doing stuff with the kids solo is so much easier.

 

Norah kind of tried to walk, she was going from one cruising object (the reclliner) to the couch and it was too far away to just keep going, so she let go, arms flailing a bit, turned and grabbed hold of the couch. No steps really necessary, but it was so cute! She will stand unassisted for a few seconds before she chickens out and sits down.

 

 

I don't know if this will work, but this is what I've gathered for Norah's party on Etsy. Think I might buy one thing at a time until it's here, so it doesn't seem like so much at once.

 

https://www.etsy.com/people/akind1/favorites?ref=si_fav

 

Hooray for getting him on your back! for me putting Norah on my back in a SSC is so much trickier than wrapping. I can do it, but I need a little help still sometimes.

post #228 of 293
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Kat ~ The owls are cute!

D's birthday celebration doesn't have a theme. I looked at stuff but nothing really struck me. I didn't get him any presents, either. Again, I looked in TRU, Target and Ross but found nothing that looked good. It occurred to me that a toy drum would be fun. He loves music and banging on things but couldn't find one by the time I thought of it. I still have time, though, because we'll probably have a second celebration while my mom is here this weekend.

I got cake mix and a bunch of balloons. The cake lady was all booked up so I couldn't order a fancy one from her. She gave me the names of two other people to try but I don't want to try them. I really like her cakes. Hm...maybe I should call them.

I looked at Ryan's iPhone but didn't really try to use it. I think I'd need a few uninterrupted hours to really learn about it and you know that's not going to happen. He's been showing me apps here and there that he's gotten. He was really excited about his weather report app, of all things. He gets hourly updates. lol.gif Would it be hard to type/post with the separate keyboard? That one deal comes with the keyboard attachment (or whatever you call it). Maybe I should just wait until October when my Verizon contract runs out. I plan on switching back to AT&T so maybe I'll get a smartphone.
post #229 of 293

LOL, I think we plan to switch back to Verizon from AT&T

 

typing and posting from a touch screen isn't bad, once you are used to it. as for the xternal keyboard, with that it would be alot like using a small laptop or netbook.

 

I don't know that Gabe's party will really have a theme :( I like themes.

post #230 of 293
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Oh, I hate Verizon! I miss my rollover minutes. I'm actually going to switch back to AT&T even though DH is stuck with Verizon for another year since he had his number suspended while he's deployed. It actually won't cost us any more to have two different individual accounts than to keep the Verizon family plan, especially now that Ryan has his own. We can cancel his line in October.

I let the boys pick their own themes once they are old enough. When they are too young to ask for what they want I don't really worry about it.

Ryan has informed that if I get a smartphone there's no reason for me to get a tablet. They do the same thing so I'd only need a tablet if I didn't have another computer.
post #231 of 293

Hi everyone!

 

Can I join this thread? (not sure if I need to meet certain criteria).

 

DS is 5 and a half (born January 2007), and we are a rocking family!  (see my post in the Childhood Years Thread about whether to bring a 5 year old to a outdoor rock festival).

 

DH and I are 29 and 28, respectively, and have been trying to make baby #2 for 4 months now.  Hoping to share a thread with some like-minded mamas!

post #232 of 293
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Hi everyone!

Can I join this thread? (not sure if I need to meet certain criteria).

DS is 5 and a half (born January 2007), and we are a rocking family!  (see my post in the Childhood Years Thread about whether to bring a 5 year old to a outdoor rock festival).

DH and I are 29 and 28, respectively, and have been trying to make baby #2 for 4 months now.  Hoping to share a thread with some like-minded mamas!

You're welcome to join. There isn't any criteria, really.

Our group name doesn't actually have anything to do with music. We have been a group for at least 3 years now, since we met in the CTA thread. We made our thread and called it The Whatever Ladies when we went from CTA to not preventing but not necessarily TTC. We all got pregnant and have since had our babies so we moved here to Parenting. Then someone said something about us all being rockstars for the various trials and tribulations we go through as mamas so I changed the name.

So, you may not want to join if you are specifically looking for rocking families (not that none of us rock but that's not what this group is about). You are still welcome, though. Totally up to you. I hope all of that made sense.

To all of you who have been a part of this group for a while, should we come up with a little description of our group so people won't have to ask?
post #233 of 293

I certainly don't mind a new face around here but yeah, hmm, what should we say our group is about?  Since we've all had our whatever babies, it's not as though we can't allow ppl who aren't whatevering anymore, right?  Maybe in the first post we can put something catchy, or a phrase describing how we got to where we are.  Like the way The One thread in TTC has info in the first post about what The One thread is and how to join/participate.  Hmm, we should come up with something.  I'll think!  I barely have two hands to type right now but maybe I will later!

 

I think the only criteria to meet to really be part of our group would be you:

1. Need to be chatty

2. Know that we are all vastly different from one another but we've become friends so we respect those differences.  We are vaxers and nonvaxers; homeschoolers, unschoolers, public schoolers; run the gamut from vegan to paleo; some of us want more kids, some don't, and some aren't sure...but we all manage to really get along and come together on things we DO agree on.

3. Aren't afraid to ask each other the hard questions or point out the obvious when/if we want advice!

 

 

Kat - LOVE the tutu!!!  Owls are super cute.  Love the theme!!!

 

Ok, I'm going to see if I can PM the file.  I really just freaking love the invite.

 

re: walking.  Finn is able to walk along with me if I'm holding one hand.  Sniff sniff.  I'm just not READY!  He hasn't taken any more unassisted steps, and the one he did was just like you said Norah's was, Katrina, where it was from the bed to my leg and I'm not even sure it was a full step or just a reach and lean and shuffle, you know?  He didn't realize he did it.  But man, when I hold his hand and he walks along next to me he just seems so OLD and GROWN UP!!  happytears.gif

 

Went for a good run this afternoon!  I needed it!  Jogged with Finn in the stroller for 3.5 miles!  I did it in record time too for being outside, just over 35 min!

I really need to sign up for the 5k.  I feel odd doing it w/o having a committed babysitter yet, but I want my free t-shirt and I only get that if I sign up before august.

post #234 of 293
Thanks for the responses babycakes and marinewife! I certainly won't be offended if you're happy with your group as is...I certainly don't want to intrude!!

I'll tell you a little bit about myself, and if you're happy to have me I'll stick around, and if not that's ok!

DH and I are 29 and 28 respectively, and have been together for 11 going on 12 years (we will be married 6 years in September). We became pregnant quite accidentally (I now realize what a blessing that was as we are in our fourth month TTC), and DS is now 5.5 years old and beginning Senior Kindergarten in the fall.

We live in Ontario, Canada and enjoy music, camping, reading and swimming. DH and I enjoy going to concerts and try to always manage a few eah year. We really love music...there is no better balm or medication. Music can cure a shitty day and turn a four hour car ride into an awesome time. Music can do almost anything!

We have a 5 day camping trip planned for next weekend and I am very excited!!! I keep joking to DH that we're only 9 days out from our trip and I STILL haven't made any lists!! And I am an obsessive list maker...extremely detailed. It's kinda ridiculous, really. If you ever need a list for something, ask me; I probably already have one. We've also decided to bring our 6 month old puppy with us, so it's going to be interesting! Does anybody have any tips for camping with a dog?

I work in a hospital as an administrative assistant, so I'm busy 24/7 whether at work or at home, but I'm truly a hippy at heart! I constantly maintain that I was born in the wrong decade and should have been around to experience the 60s and 70s!

I'm really enjoying the companionship on these boards. A community of strong women is such an important thing to have, and I am grateful to be a part of one. joy.gif
post #235 of 293
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I don't think I've ever looked at The One Thread so I don't know what it says. How long is the description? I'm thinking it should be as short as possible but I'm having a hard time summing us up in just a few sentences. We've known each other so long and been through so much together. Maybe we could just say something about where we are now and how we want the group to be as far as being accepting and able to handle strong differing opinions.

StudyingStones (SS) ~ We aren't exclusive. I think as long as you can get along and feel comfortable with us and good about the group you are welcome. Just understand that we've known each other a long time so we may discuss things that you weren't a part of. Don't feel left out. Some of us are even planning a vacation together in September.
post #236 of 293

Studying-- Haha! I totally could have written that bio, adjusting that we conceived our daughter after 9 months of whatevering, and though I am -obsessed- with music, mine is more in the form of youtube and obscure tv show songs, not so great about getting out to concerts. 

 

DH and I are 27 and 26, and have been together for 9 years, so since we were 17. And have been married for 4 years. LOL So we're just two years behind you on everything!

 

Camping with a dog-- greatly dependent on how he does with other dogs- will be bark a lot when he sees them? That was a big adjustment for our puppy. 

post #237 of 293

Welcome to the Rockstar Mamas thread! Our wonderful group of mamas started following each other in the Charting to Avoid thread over in fertility. Eventually we created "The Whatever Ladies!", a safe place for those of us who were not trying to prevent pregnancy, though not actively trying to conceive either. Spread out over a year, we all got pregnant and had our current babes- several whom are over a year old now! 

 

We made the decision to switch to Rockstar Mamas, after a conversation about how each and every one of us was a Rockstar in some way, for living and thriving through the parenting challenges thrown our way every day. Feel free to join us in our thread, but be warned, the conversation moves fast!

 

(And then add this in...)

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Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes View Post

I think the only criteria to meet to really be part of our group would be you:

1. Need to be chatty

2. Know that we are all vastly different from one another but we've become friends so we respect those differences.  We are vaxers and nonvaxers; homeschoolers, unschoolers, public schoolers; run the gamut from vegan to paleo; some of us want more kids, some don't, and some aren't sure...but we all manage to really get along and come together on things we DO agree on.

3. Aren't afraid to ask each other the hard questions or point out the obvious when/if we want advice!

 

We can reword it, but that's the gist, really, I think? 

post #238 of 293
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I don't think I've ever looked at The One Thread so I don't know what it says. How long is the description? I'm thinking it should be as short as possible but I'm having a hard time summing us up in just a few sentences. We've known each other so long and been through so much together. Maybe we could just say something about where we are now and how we want the group to be as far as being accepting and able to handle strong differing opinions.
StudyingStones (SS) ~ We aren't exclusive. I think as long as you can get along and feel comfortable with us and good about the group you are welcome. Just understand that we've known each other a long time so we may discuss things that you weren't a part of. Don't feel left out. Some of us are even planning a vacation together in September.

 

It's long!  A whole thing.  I think it's a couple posts long.  LOL!!

 

And SS - yeahthat.gif  

Welcome to our group!  

 

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Originally Posted by onetwoten View Post

Welcome to the Rockstar Mamas thread! Our wonderful group of mamas started following each other in the Charting to Avoid thread over in fertility. Eventually we created "The Whatever Ladies!", a safe place for those of us who were not trying to prevent pregnancy, though not actively trying to conceive either. Spread out over a year, we all got pregnant and had our current babes- several whom are over a year old now! 

 

We made the decision to switch to Rockstar Mamas, after a conversation about how each and every one of us was a Rockstar in some way, for living and thriving through the parenting challenges thrown our way every day. Feel free to join us in our thread, but be warned, the conversation moves fast!

 

 

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Love it.  Signed sealed delivered!  Whoever makes the August thread can simply put that in the first post!  Right?

 

I'm such a moron.  I created that event of FB thinking it was private -- it was public to my WHOLE friends list!  duh.gif  I was out picking up nora and got notifications that ppl saw it and I FREAKED!  So, now one more person I wasn't planning to invite b/c she's kind of annoying I have to invite b/c she saw it.  Geez.  I think it's fixed now - I made it invite only!  

 

JJ did you see the invite?  I'll add you to the invited list so you can see it.  


Edited by Baby_Cakes - 7/25/12 at 4:04pm
post #239 of 293
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Oh no, Carrie! I loved the invitation.

OK, I added both of those to the first post. Anyone is welcome to reword or add to it. Just LMK.
post #240 of 293
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Originally Posted by MarineWife View Post

Oh no, Carrie! I loved the invitation.
OK, I added both of those to the first post. Anyone is welcome to reword or add to it. Just LMK.

 

Thanks!! love.gif

 

Finn is starting to do very toddler like things.  I just put his spaghetti on his tray, and there were a few cheerios on there from earlier.  He sat there picking all the cheerios off one by one and dropping them on the floor!  Now he's happily eating his noodles.  O BOY!  Here we go!

 

Also today he came to tell me his train was stuck.  It's one of those motorized Thomas engines.  I heard it clicking and running from the other room, but thought it was just pushed up against something or had fallen over.  He crawled out to me, and fussed while waving his arms and got my attention.  I said, "Where's your train?" and he went to crawl back to Nora's room.  He goes all the way in, goes flat on his belly, and points under the dresser!  The train was under there and he couldn't reach it, so he came to get me.  Unreal.

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