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post #241 of 361

That is a great deal! though I think if we are going to do a whole week, that more common space might come in handy.

 

I hope Ava is feeling better soon.

 

Rebellious teenagers . . . I don't think either my sister or I were particularly rebellious. There were things to rebel against - our parents weren't super strict, but they did have clear rules and expectations. She was probably more rebellious than I was, and if anything, mom was more lax with her. Chantelle just has always pushed boundaries and been difficult. I think some kids just are (regardless of parenting, to an extent). I also agree somewhat with the biblical proverb: raise up your child in the way they should go, and when the are old, they will not depart from it. Meaning, to me, that yes, kids are going to push boundaries, rebel a bit, maybe even depart entirely, but as we age, we tend to return to our roots. I want to give my kids a firm foundation, a good root system, to return to. I also want to encourage them to have wings, and explore - I want to be their safety net. It's such a hard balance though - even at this age, because I don't want to be that parent that hovers at the playground, I want Gabe (and Norah when she's ready) to try all the things they think they can, but I also want them to be safe.

 

I want them to always be free to tell me anything, but also have the freedom to have and keep secrets .  .  .I don't want to be their friend - not yet - I think that backfired on DH and MIL. right now their relationship is very strained (MIL's fault - she doesn't think sometimes). my mom and I weren't friendly at all growing up. I don't think we liked each other very much back then. But now - I can say that we are friendly. I don't hesitate to tell her things. I love our relationship now. IDK .. . I will need to think more. I agree only so much we do as parents can have the effect we want - we have to work with the children we are given, and some kids are more open than others. I am rambling.

 

Carrie: yes - 3 weeks until the beans are spilled! DH and MIL had a convo this weekend that left him reeling a bit. We were driving a scion xB - awesome gas mileage, just paid off, but it was tiny - it barely fit our 2 kids and a stroller, we didn't even have room for a big grocery trip. We got a great deal on that minivan, and she doesn't understand why we got it, and went into debt. Even without baby #3, we needed more space, really, really did. It's a way to rebuild credit after the bankruptcy. The car payment on that is less than what the xB was by far, and the insurance is less, so I know we can swing it. She just doesn't get it. DH said he has an opportunity to pick up some more massage clients, and instead of being happy that he would be getting more work, and therefore more $$, she seemed bothered that the money wouldn't go towards helping her with some of DH's car payment (long standing agreement that she'd pay for the car, and he'd pay for student loans) She can easily afford the car payment (and all the other stuff she needs and wants, she has a well paying job) - but acts like she's completely broke. It frustrates him to no end. Anyway. She is going to flip when she finds out. Which is why we are announcing it company vs one-on-one. I don't need that drama or negativity.

 

OK, that's enough of a book! LOL

post #242 of 361
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Carrie: yes - 3 weeks until the beans are spilled! DH and MIL had a convo this weekend that left him reeling a bit. We were driving a scion xB - awesome gas mileage, just paid off, but it was tiny - it barely fit our 2 kids and a stroller, we didn't even have room for a big grocery trip. We got a great deal on that minivan, and she doesn't understand why we got it, and went into debt. Even without baby #3, we needed more space, really, really did. It's a way to rebuild credit after the bankruptcy. The car payment on that is less than what the xB was by far, and the insurance is less, so I know we can swing it. She just doesn't get it. DH said he has an opportunity to pick up some more massage clients, and instead of being happy that he would be getting more work, and therefore more $$, she seemed bothered that the money wouldn't go towards helping her with some of DH's car payment (long standing agreement that she'd pay for the car, and he'd pay for student loans) She can easily afford the car payment (and all the other stuff she needs and wants, she has a well paying job) - but acts like she's completely broke. It frustrates him to no end. Anyway. She is going to flip when she finds out. Which is why we are announcing it company vs one-on-one. I don't need that drama or negativity.

 

GRRRR it's so redic that people can't see babies as a good thing no matter what!  We are rooting for you and support you!

 

Going out for red robin for lunch!  MMm can't wait!  

 

Chris is going to VA tonight and will be back late tmw night.  He's taking the train.  

 

Gorgeous weather today!  Going to finish my coffee and then shower and maybe have time outside for a bit before meeting up w/my friend for lunch.

post #243 of 361

I know. While I can agree the timing isn't the best ever, at least be happy about new life. babies are miracles.

 

Enjoy your day! Gabe has Kindermusik (AKA Daddy-son bonding time) so hopefully I can get some work done. I am lacking in motivation this morning. ugh. really need to go grocery shopping.

 

Red Robin! yumm! though a burger without cheese is just wrong ;)

 

Want to get out for lunch . . . deciding on what.

post #244 of 361
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Red Robin! yumm! though a burger without cheese is just wrong ;)

 

Want to get out for lunch . . . deciding on what.

 

Well...it's a meatless burger with no cheese...so at that point does it even matter?  LOL.  Who cares?  Endless fries!

 

Nora is a chatterbox in my ear this morning.  I need more patience!

post #245 of 361
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Kat ~ I like your analogy of the root system.

My main thing is to do my best to have a good, loving relationship with my kids now because I may not get a future with them. There is only here and now. I want to make this moment the best that it can be. If I do that and do have a long future with my kids, then most of our moments will be good and our relationship will be good.

My mom answered me. She said something about a timeshare that has up to 6 bedrooms, a couple fold out sofas and two living areas/kitchens. I think that's the one I told you all about initially that is across Ocean Blvd. so we'd have to drive to the beach. That probably wouldn't be a problem since they have shuttles and a private parking area with cabana across the street from the beach. Of course, it would probably be easier if we were right there but that's ok.

I think I prefer all of us being in the same place together. I really liked hanging out with everyone together. I felt a little left out having to go to my family unit to eat and whatnot. greensad.gif If we do get more than one unit, I would at least want the lock-off set up so the kids can wander back and forth without us having to take them out and around or whatever.
post #246 of 361
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Well...it's a meatless burger with no cheese...so at that point does it even matter?  LOL.  Who cares?  Endless fries!

Haha! That's what I was thinking. I didn't know RR had endless fries. We don't usually get to that point. We fill up on everything else first. I'm not a fan of burgers or RR, though.

I am having such a hard time finding some warm boots for Dylan for the winter. I can't find anything in his size. Everything that looks warm and toasty is for girls. I want something that's warm enough to wear in snow for at least a little bit. I finally found a pair on Zulily that looked ok. Dark brown leather with faux fur inside. I can't get them on his feet!

Would you put a pair of those Uggs looking boots on a baby boy?
post #247 of 361

Carrie - I was just teasing ;) and of course, a meatless burger is kind of not a burger. Though I had an awesome tofu burger when I lived in Japan. And I suppose you could do fake cheese . . . And honestly if it's a mushroom burger, I don't like sliced cheese on those (but something salty and crumbly like feta or gorganzola might be kind of delicious)

 

6 bedrooms should be adequate, and I don't mind being across the street from the beach. Do you know the name of the resort? and how much? And I like the idea of having common space, but I like knowing there are places to retreat to should that be needed.

 

Roots and wings is totally copied from Sweet Home Alabama. Love a good chic flik.

 

What are you wanting to spend? Friends of mine that are in cold/wet weather all the time love their stonz - http://www.stonzwear.com/Baby_Boys_Booties_0-2yrs/Booties-Brown_Dark/Product.aspx?ProductID=98&DeptID=32& warm and weather resistant.

 

Gabe spent the weekend with MIL (FIL was out of town) He was so glad to see us when we went to pick him up, and has been so happy to be home, I don't think I will leave him there with just her again. (she is just not a lot of fun and I honestly don't think has the first clue what to do with him 24/7 all by herself - they did do some fun things on Saturday, but just stayed home and inside on Sunday, despite the gorgeous weather) - I wouldn't have, except I really needed him to be elsewhere on Saturday - too many things that weren't toddler friendly (4 hours of community yardsale, pampered chef party). My parents were working on house repairs and homework, else I would have used them instead.

post #248 of 361

Trying to spend more time with T, less time on here. It's a work in progress. 

 

 

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My mom answered me. She said something about a timeshare that has up to 6 bedrooms, a couple fold out sofas and two living areas/kitchens. I think that's the one I told you all about initially that is across Ocean Blvd. so we'd have to drive to the beach. That probably wouldn't be a problem since they have shuttles and a private parking area with cabana across the street from the beach. Of course, it would probably be easier if we were right there but that's ok.
I think I prefer all of us being in the same place together. I really liked hanging out with everyone together. I felt a little left out having to go to my family unit to eat and whatnot. greensad.gif If we do get more than one unit, I would at least want the lock-off set up so the kids can wander back and forth without us having to take them out and around or whatever.

That setup sounds good. Agree about being able to easily wander back and forth throughout units. Obviously my preference is for something 'on' the beach, but I also realize that costs $$$ and if we find something with a great setup for a good price, that's a little further away, that's ok too. 

 

 

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I am having such a hard time finding some warm boots for Dylan for the winter. I can't find anything in his size. Everything that looks warm and toasty is for girls. I want something that's warm enough to wear in snow for at least a little bit. I finally found a pair on Zulily that looked ok. Dark brown leather with faux fur inside. I can't get them on his feet!
Would you put a pair of those Uggs looking boots on a baby boy?

They're probably a little overboard, but do you guys have MEC down there? I'm getting Tenley these: http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Kids/SocksSlippers/BootiesSlippers/PRD~5024-625/mec-toaster-booties-childrens.jsp   They come very highly recommended to me. 

 

 

 

Trying to head outside at least once every day this week. My AP group started a sub-group for simply living, and this week's challenge is to celebrate fall. I'm trying to focus on enjoying the weather before it gets to cold to enjoy outside. We have two playdates set up for this week already, so that's progress. I also think I want to head to the park and get some good pictures of Tenley, but I need to plan that for a day when it's warm enough that she can wear a cute 'fall' outfit without freezing. 

 

I also want to do family portraits, but it's so hard to convince yourself to put out the money. But we don't have a single family portrait other than one from the hospital that only has the sides of our heads. 

post #249 of 361

Family portrait: we are putting it off probably until our family is complete, LOL, ie, next spring, maybe April? warm but not hot. I have a fantastic photog friend. She did my babywearing pics. Wouldn't mind some before then, but it is hard tojustify the $$.

 

Those MEC are cheaper than the Stonz.

 

what's the temp there? it's about 70 here today.beautiful!

post #250 of 361
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The place my mom is talking is on the other side of the main road that goes all along the Grand Strand. I guess that's not Ocean Blvd. What's the main road there? Across the street from the beach is pretty much the same as on the beach but 14 stories up to me, relatively easy and quick walking distance. I think the place Annie linked to is in a building on the beach but maybe on an upper floor.

I don't want to spend much at all on the boots for Dylan. He'll probably only wear them a handful of times, if at all. There are for jic in snows here, which it may not at all. How much is 27 CAD in USD? I think those are way too big, anyway. The smallest is 155 mm while his feet are only about 115 mm.
post #251 of 361

Kings Hwy? (in other words: 17?) Ocean blvd? . .

 

hmm let me look some more .  . .http://www.ebay.com/sch/Baby-Toddler-Clothing-/3082/i.html?_nkw=stonz slightly cheaper, and definitely small enough.

 

not good for snow, but cute : http://www.zappos.com/robeez-buffalo-bobby-mini-shoez-infant-toddler-brown-plaid

 

http://www.zappos.com/pediped-henry-original-boot-infant-chocolate-brown

post #252 of 361
Ava is still really sick! I'm trying not to freak out because I know it just needs to run its course but I just want to take her to the pedi and say make it better! She won't drink gatorade or coconut water. She keeps some milk down but then throws up other times. She hasn't had a wet dipe since I changed her at 5 AM. Still spiking fevers, sleeping a lot. I was able to get some noodles and chicken broth in her last night. If she wakes up before I go to work, I'll try that again. She took 2 oz of milk before she went to sleep about an hour ago and it's stayed down. She hasn't vomited since 5 AM so she's kept a total of 7 oz down. That's good, right?
post #253 of 361

How about these? http://www.diapers.com/p/stride-rite-srt-gulliver-128209 A little pricey for me but pretty much what you are looking for.

post #254 of 361
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Yes, King's Hwy. if that's also 17.

Annie ~ I think keeping anything down is good. I don't know the rule about how many wet diapers at this age. I also don't know what a doctor would do other than tell you to give her pedialyte. Maybe some antinausea meds. I have mixed feelings about those. I understand that they can be helpful if the person is getting extremely dehydrated from vomiting but it seems counterintuitive to me to stop vomiting. To me, vomiting is a way for the body to flush itself of whatever is making it sick. If you stop that, the sickness will remain. KWIM?
post #255 of 361
I totally agree about not stopping the vomiting. I just have this irrational urge to take her to the doc even though I know intellectually there's not much they can do for her. She's just so miserable! I'm used to 24 hr stomach bugs and we're ending day 4 of this. :(
post #256 of 361
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Yeah, vomiting that long is concerning. I've never had to deal with a stomach virus that lasted that long, either, so I don't know what to do other than what you are doing, lots of fluids. My MW did say that I should keep taking fluids when I was sick while pg even if I did almost immediately throw it back up.
post #257 of 361

you will absorb some of the fluid, even if some comes right back up. My concern about that much vomitting is that it's really hard on your esophagus - all those acids - and if she is seriously dehydrated she may need IV fluids.

 

Are the fluids you are giving her room temp? I know my stomach tends to reject cold things when I'm sick. Too much of a shock to the system.

 

This seems really helpful:

http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/illness-surgery/baby-illness/

post #258 of 361
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Ava is still really sick! I'm trying not to freak out because I know it just needs to run its course but I just want to take her to the pedi and say make it better! She won't drink gatorade or coconut water. She keeps some milk down but then throws up other times. She hasn't had a wet dipe since I changed her at 5 AM. Still spiking fevers, sleeping a lot. I was able to get some noodles and chicken broth in her last night. If she wakes up before I go to work, I'll try that again. She took 2 oz of milk before she went to sleep about an hour ago and it's stayed down. She hasn't vomited since 5 AM so she's kept a total of 7 oz down. That's good, right?


 

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Originally Posted by AnnieA 

I totally agree about not stopping the vomiting. I just have this irrational urge to take her to the doc even though I know intellectually there's not much they can do for her. She's just so miserable! I'm used to 24 hr stomach bugs and we're ending day 4 of this. greensad.gif


 

 

Honestly after 4 days I would go to the ped even if they couldn't do much more than confirm I'm doing all the right things.  What can a visit hurt?  She is miserable and you are worried to tears!  ((hugs)) I really hope it breaks soon.  Maybe it is a bad stomach flu, or just some wicked wicked virus!  I know you are doing all the right things if that makes you feel any better.  Milk, broth, rest.  Keep her comfortable.  

 

Kat, Idk.. boca burgers are practically the only burgers I've ever eaten and liked, so to me it really is a burger!  LOL.

 

JJ - What about something like JC Penney?  Do you have that up there?  It's nothing like a pro photo shoot, but it's something and I'm so happy with my mat photos I had done there.  And it won't cost you much at all!

 

Lunch was so fun!  I realized I'd forgotten all the dipes and hats, etc I was going to give my friend so she and her DD came over here to play for a bit.  Finn didn't go down for his nap until 230!  Normally the latest he will nap is 1 so he just seriously checked OUT!  HA!

I found mater!! He was in the car under the carseat!!
 

Ok - baby napping - I gotta go quickly do wash and pick up!  BBL.

 

Oh - I'm following along with the beach house plans but not really chiming in b/c I really dont see us being able to go.  Boooooo!  But I'm going to keep up just in case we can!
Edited by Baby_Cakes - 9/24/12 at 12:27pm
post #259 of 361
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Oh - I'm following along with the beach house plans but not really chiming in b/c I really dont see us being able to go.  Boooooo!  But I'm going to keep up just in case we can!

Bummer! greensad.gif But that is good to know. If you are pretty sure you can't go, we only need 4 bedrooms, right?

Yay for finding Mater!

I meant to comment on the photos.

JJ ~ We just got another set from PictureMe Portraits and we love them! I always spend way more than I plan. I go there with the coupon for a gazillion for like $7.99 or whatever but that's only one pose so I end up getting a package with several poses and spend $150-200. They are definitely worth it. DH just picked up our collage of Dylan at 1 year. It's so nice! We also got a bunch of photos of the 3 younger boys together. So sweet! I could never get photos like that myself so it's totally worth it to me to pay for them.
post #260 of 361

Yes, right now plan for just you guys!  Super bummed but when he said no more trips, I know he meant it.  And I really want to move!  So.  Keep planning -- just before you book anything ask me one last time, ok?

 

What about these boots?  http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=37871&vid=1&pid=534016&scid=534016002

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