Ugh. That's just weird. Definitely keep the boys away from him.
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Ugh. That's just weird. Definitely keep the boys away from him.
Oh something else I was going to tell you guys. I went to get my hair cut (first time since December...yikes!) and the topic of me teaching NFP came up and I realized that I only have about 8-10 years of fertility left. Isn't that crazy to think about? Like it just hit me that I won't have to worry about getting pregnant for the rest of my life. Not sure why it never occurred to me before!
Kat-- you're summing up really well most of my thoughts on the issue. I don't like the idea that kids -have- to go to some sort of learning based group prior to starting their school, whether it be home or public, but I do think that some kids thrive in that environment, and there's a lot of benefit to the life based learning they get in that environment. But yes, I think you can also get that learning through playing at a park with other kids, or going to a gym class, or a playdate with friends or even just some good playing with siblings and relatives. But I do think it's harder to learn some of those social skills when your interaction comes only with siblings and relatives that you know really well already.
Now... I feel like I should add that IF you know that your child does not do well in these public organized settings (I've seen kids that really honestly don't), then obviously, it's the wrong thing to push them to be in those settings. A parent knows their own child the best.
MW-- Yeah, that man is creepy.
Tenley didn't nap yesterday afternoon, so she was pretty much exhausted by the time we went out TOTing, but we went out with her cousins, and she did seem to have fun. She'd smile every time someone put something into her bag, and then look down in wonder at it, like "Whoaaaa, you gave me something??"
Carrie - I saw your friend had her baby (bc you commented on it, LOL) And I'd love to know as well! Glad you are with family - that's the best place to be. Having been through hurricanes and power outages, After about 2 days, it's no longer an adventure, and just no fun.
Can't wait to see the kids in their getups on NJ Halloween!
MW: that is creepy.
Norah LOVED ToTing. Didn't carry her bag, but loved going up to the doors and having candy in hand. I think I only gave her goldfish though. I think. Not that she didn't try to eat all of it. She loved looking through her treasure at the end of the night. She walked as much as I let her.
Annie - some women are fertile until they are 50, are you sure you only have 10 years left?
DH has his vasectomy consult appt on Tuesday. I am sure it will be fine. I am definitely ready to be done.
Now, I am not opposed to adoption if we want to expand our family at some point in the future, or surrogacy if someone I knew wanted to go that route. I am looking forward to nursing this last baby as long as they want, and not being interrupted by pregnancy.
Ohhh mamas. Bear with me...
5 days without power. 2nd night staying with my inlaws, 4th day hanging out with them. I adore them, I do, but I'm really starting to feel done with this whole situation. :-(
My MIL wrapped her coffee table in beach towels and a table cloth so the kids don't scratch it. It's an improvement, b/c otherwise all she did was shout every time they touched it or heaven forbid drive a car on it.
My BIL joked that now he knows why I drink wine. And can't fathom how we had a 2nd kid. They are so much work all the time.
Carrie: that sounds awful - the destruction - I mean, in eastern NC growing up, we always had hurricanes, there was always damage, but we were nearly always pretty much back to normal within a couple days. I Cannot fathom dealing with that, in this cold, for as long as you have, and might need to.
Visit some of your mama friends that have offered. YOu need a break from the MIL.
So, moved DH's office to the main area, Gabe now has his own bedroom, Norah has a big girl bed. She seems to like it, we will see how the night goes. Gabe will find out tomorrow :) He is at Nana's (and Grandaddy's) - It's been a long, busy day, and I am beat. But I think I have enough energy for ice cream.
IDK whether a tubal would affect menopause; you still ovulate. My mom is nearing 50 (she's 47) and still cycles, though it's becoming irregular. She hasn't had a tubal, though my dad has had a vasectomy. I figure I have probably 15-20 more years of fertility.
So you are going? (i'm glad, but thought maybe you weren't?)
I'd get a new dress. But that's just me :)
I hope the boys get, and stay better.
The kids are now each in their own rooms and really seem to like it. Norah woke once, Gabe twice. But since they each have a big bed, it's easy for us to go lay down with who ever needs it and get them to go back to sleep. And I must say, it's nice having the bed just DH and I for a little bit. Norah didn't like me cuddling with DH; she wants to be in the middle, LOL.
Carrie, I am following what friends I have on FB that are affected. Idon't watch the news anyway, so yall are my only source of info. Glad power is back and you can hopefully be back and relaxing in your own home.
My nearly favorite part of the day: Norah wakes up from nap, Gabe runs back, all excited, baby wake! baby wake! jumps on the bed and they talk and giggle together. love it! (this is not so fun when it's a false alarm and she WASNT awake)
I'd probably buy a new dress since doing a crash diet and nursing isn't a good idea. I hope you get to go! That would be so much fun! At least I think so.
akind1, that's great that they are enjoying their own rooms. I can't imagine the day that Ava sleeps in her own room. Craziness!
Baby_Cakes, still thinking about you chick. Hope things are getting better now that you have power back.
AFM, watching Ava walk is my new favorite activity! It's the cutest thing in the world to me and she's so pleased with herself! DH took a video this morning. Trying to get it on youtube so I can put it on FB.
Norah loves sleeping with us so much, I almost thought she never would sleep in her own bed. I think it's so much easier - especially if you co sleep - to transition to a big bed vs. a crib or toddler bed. I just feel kind of bad that my dad built us a beautiful crib we never use :( Well, Gabe used it sporadically. Mostly it just looks pretty. I've never changed the sheets since Norah was born. Not even washed them, that's kind of sad.
Potty training Gabe is actually finally going ok. I think it helps we really havent been going much of anywhere, and when we are home, he is diaper free except for most naps (sometimes he falls asleep before I can put him in a diaper) and bed time. He really likes being naked. It's a good thing it's still pretty warm outside, or it has been. He, I think, is finally getting the idea about the "need" to go - at least pee. He only had one accident yesterday, and I think that's bc he was holding it so long, and really didn't want to pee up stairs at my mom's, and we didn't get how badly he needed to pee. But when we were like NO, don't pee on the floor! he stopped the stream, continued downstairs and finished peeing in the potty downstairs. So, progress!
MW: I know you've been to a ton of balls, but I hope you still go. Wilmington sounds fun.
Love watching babies walk! too cute!
I didn't go to any balls until I was in high school . . .I mean, unless you stay stupid late, I don't think Ethan is going to be exposed to *that* much drinking and foolishness . . . I mean, most Marines I grew up with could be pretty stupid just sober. My parents said the balls they had off base were always more fun than the on-base ones - but yes, generally it's the same old same old. An excuse to dress up, go out, and party.
I hope everyone is feeling better - it's this weekend, no? I know the birthday itself is Saturday the 10th, but didn't know when your particular ball was scheduled.