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post #101 of 287
She's in Blue Horses!!! Im so freaking relieved!! My begging somehow worked!!

No idea about the computer, im sorry. That sucks to lose all your bookmarks. What about pics? You said you lost pics. Do you care?

I lost track of what I've spent so far on Finns party. Gulp. My creative juices are flowing tho so there is no stopping me. I've been picking up things here and there, two trips to party city, multiple ones to target, bought him presents at ikea, thru amazon, new dipes, and at the outlets, and i still need to go to whole foods on friday for buffet items and random food. And i havent gotten the alcohol yet. Im going to serve beer and blue margaritas.

I think im in complete denial he is turning one. :-(



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post #102 of 287
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That's a fancy party for being in denial. winky.gif

I was able to get my photos and my documents copied. It's not the end of the world if I can't get my bookmarks. It's just frustrating because I bookmark a lot of knitting and homeschooling info that I don't use regularly so probably won't remember or be able to find if I ever need it. Oh well. Maybe it's the same for bookmarks as it is for junk in your house, If you haven't used it for 6 months or remember what or where it is, you don't need it and should toss it.

ETA: I'm finally selling some of my wool and dipes. I joined a local FB natural mamas group and put the word out tonight that I had stuff for sale. Already two people want some things. Woot!
post #103 of 287

Baby_Cakes, that party sounds awesome! I wanna a blue margarita!

 

MW, thanks for posting that link to Sandra Dodd's site. I've been reading stuff on there and it's very interesting.

 

akind1, I have nothing but sympathy for you. I can't imagine dealing with Ava while going through 1st trimester tiredness. I'd probably be a puddle of tears all day long!

 

Annie, I'll have to go check out the FB page. I'm so proud of you starting this process! And 8 kids in your house? faint.gif

 

AFM, well I didn't end up putting the fourth side on Ava's crib. She loves to wander over in the middle of the night and early morning for snuggles and I just don't want to stop that. I did figure out that some of our sleep issues are because DH won't follow a routine and put her to bed the same way and the same time every night. To say that is frustrating to me is an understatement. The last two nights, I've had her asleep on her side of the bed by 7:30 PM and she's stayed there (for the most part, some wandering but no major wakeups) until 8 AM both mornings. And naps were easier during the day. When DH has her, she goes to bed anywhere from 8-10:30 PM. No structure or routine. And she's effing tired. GRRRRRR! When I left this morning to go to work, I gently asked him to try to follow the same routine that I did the past two nights to get her to sleep. We'll see how it goes.
 

post #104 of 287

Ooh lauri I hope the night went well!  What is with guys not sticking to routines!?  Same thing happens here as you all know.  Sigh.

 

Ok, I need some insight!!  I'm not ovulating.  I'm on my 4th cycle and my temps are super low, and all so far have shown no temp shift.  I'm going to try adding maca powder to my smoothies to see if it helps regulate my hormones.

I wouldn't care so much, but it makes me feel like I'm in eternal PMS.  Not only that but I don't want to not worry about it now, and in a year or two if we change our minds and want another baby, I want this to be corrected now.  I'm having a regular 28 day cycle like clockwork, just no O. Any ideas why or what I can do?

Could it just be from bf'ing so much?

Oh, and why is there an open circle on my chart today?  The time was fine, same time as always -- I forget what open circles mean.

 

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1966df

 

The past two or three nights Finn's dipes are leaking!  Badly!  Seeping thru the PUL.  I need to strip today, I suppose.  

post #105 of 287
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I'm having a regular 28 day cycle like clockwork, just no O. Any ideas why or what I can do?
Could it just be from bf'ing so much?

Yep, I would say BFing. I usually have several short, regular looking cycles when my cycles first start coming back but they are all anov. It's totally normal. Didn't you go on the mini-pill really early after Nora so that you don't know how your cycles regulate after having a baby and BFing? I wouldn't do anything at all but maybe enjoy the continued infertile time if you don't want to get pg.

Can't tell you why the open circle today. The software thinks something was off, time or sleep most likely. You don't have enough temps to confirm whether or not you are actually Oing, anyway. That sort of negates everything I said above. I mean, I still wouldn't do anything or take anything because I think whatever you are experiencing is normal, but there's no way for you to actually know that you aren't Oing. You can't compare BFing cycles to normal cycles.

Dylan had a horrible night last night. He was up, tossing and turning and nursing constantly for at least 2 hours. I lost track of the time. Ugh! One bottom molar broke through yesterday so I'm assuming that was the issue. The other one is right there, bulging at the surface.

My dh does stupid stuff like that, too. Just this morning, Dylan was fussing and climbing all over me so I suggested that DH get him some breakfast. He said ok but didn't move. I finally got annoyed because Dylan would not get off me or leave me alone and dh was just sitting there. So, then he says to Dylan, "Do you want to drink milk or do want to eat some breakfast?" Um, duh. If you would feed him something else, he wouldn't want milk because he's had plenty this morning. That's why I suggested he get him some food. WTH? If I don't give him a direct order, he doesn't do it and then gets pissy when I complain, but if I do give him a direct order, he gets all pissy. eyesroll.gif
post #106 of 287
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Yep, I would say BFing. I usually have several short, regular looking cycles when my cycles first start coming back but they are all anov. It's totally normal. Didn't you go on the mini-pill really early after Nora so that you don't know how your cycles regulate after having a baby and BFing? I wouldn't do anything at all but maybe enjoy the continued infertile time if you don't want to get pg.

 

Thanks.  

Actually I had an IUD, the Mirena, so I have no clue what my cycles are capable of.  It worries me b/c you guys know it took us 8 cycles to conceive after having the mirena out (though I was ovulating, so that wasn't the issue, really) and I had to wean to do so, and I'm kind of like, what the heck?  Plenty of women get pg while nursing, why is my body so sensitive to it?

 

Oh and I fixed the open circle.  I had changed my default wake up time but it wasn't recognizing it.  I just switched it back.

 

Finn is rocking his nap right now!  2.5 hours and still going!  And he slept well last night - only 2 wakeups and no wide awake craziness, just easy peasy nursing back to sleep!

post #107 of 287
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8 cycles feels like a long time when you are TTC but it's really not that long in the big scheme of things. Remember that it takes the average couple a year to conceive. That means some people will conceive a lot sooner and some a lot later and it's all normal.

Dylan is taking a good nap, too. He usually does well with naps. I think he's been asleep at least 2 hours now. He's been doing 4 hour naps lately, but only 1 a day. That actually works out well because he's more likely to go down for the night earlier so that I might get an hour or so before bed to just chill. Last night I think I got 2 hours after he went to sleep and I went to bed. It was nice. It would have been nicer if he had stayed asleep once I got into bed...
post #108 of 287

 True - but it was 8 cycles with extra good timing/charting.  I think the average 1 year includes ppl not trying/charting, doesn't it? 

 

So, I've decided against the blue margaritas and we're just going to have beer available.  I realized about 1/2 the guests are pregnant.  lol.gif  Going thru the trouble to make margaritas doesn't seem worth it!

 

I think everything is starting to come together for the party.  The denial is still there.  I threw myself into planning b/c it really helped take my mind off the fact he's turning one.  Sigh. 

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I"m trying to see if 1 nap is where we need to be as well.  right now he goes down at 12 and sleeps til 2, or 230.  He also still takes a nap at 530 which means bedtime is around 930.  I just wonder if I can eliminate that 2nd late nap, he'll go to bed like 830 instead?  I'm gonna try!  He's a hot mess right now from skipping that 2nd nap!  

post #109 of 287
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Oh, right. I always forget that charting is supposed to shorten that time because it takes me so long regardless. Still, though, it doesn't work for everyone, and who knows, maybe it did shorten the time for you. When you think about it, if you are at the longer end where it could take you 2 years to conceive, than conceiving in 8 cycle with charting did work. KWIM?

Could you make blue margarita mix for everyone and have tequila to add for those who want it? That way the preggos could have some, too.

Dylan has a nasty rash. He has a large, open sore right on the tip of his foreskin. I've been debating all weekend whether or not I should take him too the doc. I was hoping it would get significantly better over the weekend but it hasn't. Sean's being a doofus because he keeps trying to put D in a diaper. I asked him if he realized that leaving him sans diaper will help the rash to heal. He asked if I realized that D is peeing all over the floor. Um, yeah, so what? It's hard wood. It can easily be wiped up. eyesroll.gif
post #110 of 287

Lost you guys again. Oops. Here I is!

 

I don't think anything interesting has happened here lately. 

 

Will try to catch up tomorrow!

 

MW, that sounds owiee :(  

post #111 of 287
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Yeah, JJ I don't know what to do. He had something similar about a week ago but it had cleared up. Now it's back.

I keep forgetting to ask, what size feet do everyone's kids have? Normal for their ages or bigger or smaller?
post #112 of 287
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Oh, right. I always forget that charting is supposed to shorten that time because it takes me so long regardless. Still, though, it doesn't work for everyone, and who knows, maybe it did shorten the time for you. When you think about it, if you are at the longer end where it could take you 2 years to conceive, than conceiving in 8 cycle with charting did work. KWIM?
Could you make blue margarita mix for everyone and have tequila to add for those who want it? That way the preggos could have some, too.
Dylan has a nasty rash. He has a large, open sore right on the tip of his foreskin. I've been debating all weekend whether or not I should take him too the doc. I was hoping it would get significantly better over the weekend but it hasn't. Sean's being a doofus because he keeps trying to put D in a diaper. I asked him if he realized that leaving him sans diaper will help the rash to heal. He asked if I realized that D is peeing all over the floor. Um, yeah, so what? It's hard wood. It can easily be wiped up. eyesroll.gif

 

Nah, it wouldn't work b/c the blue is blue curacao which is a liquor.  Nobody will miss it.  I've chosen to not do a bunch of things b/c I want to enjoy the day and not be obsessed with too many things/details! 

 

Ouch about dylan.  Open sore to mean screams yeast.  I would prob get it checked out!

 

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Yeah, JJ I don't know what to do. He had something similar about a week ago but it had cleared up. Now it's back.
I keep forgetting to ask, what size feet do everyone's kids have? Normal for their ages or bigger or smaller?

 

Ha - Nora's are average, at just shy of 4 years old she wears a size 9.  I think Finn is just big for his age overall, at 1 he wears a size 5 or 6.  (Some babies in my DDC are still wearing 0-6 mo crib shoes!  Eeek! )

 

Finn had a rough night of lots of random fussing, restlessness, crying etc.  ROUGH.  I need a bunch of coffee!!  We have a nurse visit today and I'm going to skip that shot he reacted to until I can talk to his doctor at his 1 year visit at the end of this month.

post #113 of 287

feet: I have no idea what's normal. Gabe is nearly 3 *gulp* it's weird to say that, but November isn't far away, and wears an 8/9. Norah wears between and 3 and a 4, and she's just 10 months. Gabe wore the same size when he started walking, just past his first birthday.

 

Party - I am in major party planning mode. Trying to not spend alot, but since we aren't doing gifts, I feel I have more wiggle room to spend on the party. Christmas is so close, it seems silly to do a gift or gifts.

 

Gabe's is easier, bc it's going to be somewhere and paper products, invites, etc, are included with the price. All I have to bring, I think, are the cupcakes and whatever else food. We are going to do a fruit tray and something else finger food. The kids will be far more interested in playing anyway. I think, between the location and food, we will probably spend around $250. For 15 kids plus adults, that's not bad.

 

Carrie, you could do only beer that comes in blue bottles :) and maybe a fun blue punch

 

JJ: surely something has happened you can update us with!

 

Sleep . . . it's getting better. I think Norah is sleeping better, but I havent' made much effort to get her sleeping in her own bed. I think we are going to rearrange the house a bit. Move DH's desk out of the office and turn the office into Norah's room. Think we are going to take advantage of the less hot day and go to the zoo for a bit.

post #114 of 287
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Open sore to mean screams yeast.  I would prob get it checked out!

Yes, I think it's most likely yeast, which makes sense since he had ringworm. In addition to the one open sore, there are little red spots on his scrotum. That is just how a yeast infection is described. I've been applying the nystatin cream that I have. It's hard to tell if it's getting better. It looks better this morning so I'll see how it progresses throughout the day.

annie, annie, annie ~ Shoe and/or foot sizes, please. smile.gif
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annie, annie, annie ~ Shoe and/or foot sizes, please. smile.gif

 

What are you up to!?  Sheepish.gif

post #116 of 287

Norah has had what looks to me a bit like a yeast rash, I've been using the target version of aquaphor and it seems to be clearing up right quick.

 

On charting and BF'ing - my cycles were obviously ovulatory, despite being stinking long.- I had only two AF's before becoming pregnant. - I still can't believe we are, some days! and breastfeeding. Now, after Gabe, I am sure I had several anovulatory cycles, but not sure when they became ovulatory.

 

Norah has little feet! but she also looks petite in general, based on pics.

post #117 of 287
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What are you up to!?  Sheepish.gif

Nothing more than you already know, I don't think. I offered to make everyone's kids socks out of my leftovers. I just want to make sure everyone gets something that fits. smile.gif
post #118 of 287

Ah ok!  Gotcha gotcha.

 

My temp went up today!  Maybe I jumped the gun on worrying?  Or maybe the rough night threw it off?  We shall see...

 

I have GOT to get these kids in the bath.  They are dragging their feet!  And I'm dragging mine, haha!  I finally got a shower today -- first time since Friday night!  I needed it!  

post #119 of 287
Ava's feet are sooooo tiny! She still can't wear the 3-9 month Bobux my mom bought her last summer! I think the last time I measured them, they were just under 4". I wish they were a bit bigger because there are the cutest pair of See Kai Run turqoise mary janes with poppy red flowers on them on diapers.com but even the smallest size is too big! :(
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annie, annie, annie ~ Shoe and/or foot sizes, please. smile.gif

 

A is a size 4 in baby/toddler. Does that help? I don't know what the measurement is on her foot, because she is sleeping. 

 

I can not believe how quickly this weekend flew by. How the heck is it already Monday!?!

 

MW - I hope D's sore clears up. That sounds painful, the poor little guy. I remember a baby girl I watched had an open sore in her diaper and I *think* it ended up being a yeast infection. 

I do remember that to clear it up I had to give her antibiotics orally and put a cream on the sore topically. She had it for a looooong time. I think a few months. 

 


My cycles were always ovulatory from the beginning, but really long. 
I think the rule of thumb is 3-6 months for accurate BDing with charting. However, there are quite a few women that have a really hard time conceiving while nursing a baby. I know at least 2. 
It is almost like they are the polar opposite of the ladies who are fertile at 6weeks PP even while tandem nursing! lol.gif 
Carrie - how long did it take you to conceive after weaning? I think that would be a more accurate indication of how long it takes you to *usually* conceive. 

 

I am sure there are things I am forgetting, but I can't remember them right now orngtongue.gif

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