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Yes, so cool, Carrie! Dylan sits on the potty in the bathroom sometimes but he never does anything in it.
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I've only sat Norah on it full clothed while I am peeing just to keep her in one spot, LOL. She is a much more arbitrary pee-er than DS was. I have to be a lot more careful about keeping a diaper under her during changes than I ever did with DS.

 

Hooray for pees in the potty!

 

Gabe's habit now, after dinner with my parents upstairs, etc, is to ask to go downstaris and pee (he doesn't want to in the potty they have upstairs, idk why) - and he does! his diapers have barely been wet the last couple days. We are no where near done potty training, but I feel like we are well on our way.

 

With the time change, the kids are both up by 6:30, I don't like it. I am up already, but I really was enjoying my couple hours to myself to work. oh well. And they are going to bed earlier as well, which is nice, I guess.

 

a few hours and we will know . . .best get to work!

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With the time change, finn is waking up at 5 am and not nursing back to sleep anymore (probably b/c of night weaning) and Nora is up by 7.  woudn't be so bad if they weren't still going to bed at 8.  Sigh.  I really need them to sleep til after 7 am.  This waking up while it's dark is really making me grouchy!

 

I slept with Finn last night.  He sttn again!  I'm going to just enjoy this while it lasts, hoping it's permanent!

 

JJ how are things? 

 

We actually got snow accumulation here!  I can't believe it.  Theres a good solid 1-2" out there!!

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I want snow!

DH is going to the Division ball tonight. That's the one that sucks.

It just occurred to me why I had more trouble with poop accidents while my boys were learning to use the toilet. They were still breastfeeding. duh.gif

I'm up way too early. I've been awake for about an hour. The boys are still asleep, though, so that is nice. I thought the time change would shift Dylan's sleep pattern a little so that he might be ready for bed by 10 pm at the latest but no such luck. He's still up until at least 11 every night. I, on the other hand, am ready to go to bed at 9. lol.gif

Forgot to say that Trish now has to work on the 15th so we are again without a babysitter for the ball. She is trying to arrange for a friend of hers to babysit but I'm not completely comfortable with that. I don't know the person. She said she'd come over beforehand so we could all meet and she could hang out with the kids for a while but I still don't know.
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I'm so excited for the gender announcement! I had the most realistic feeling dream last night. I dreamed that I gave birth to a girl and I was nursing her. It was so realistic because it hurt! Haha! I hope you get the sitter situation worked out MW. I totally understand how you feel. Oh and soft poops trying to potty learn would be hard. Ava is still BM only but she gets constipated easily so her poops are ploppable a lot. I can't even imagine STTN. Ava slept until 8 which is kind of back to her regular schedule. I think she only woke once between 1:30-8. I think.
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a few hours and we will know

I didn't get what this was referring to until Annie said something. I thought you were talking about the sleeping. lol.gif I'm a bit slow sometimes but I do eventually catch on.

Can't wait to hear that you are having another baby girl. winky.gif
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Don't feel bad MW! Yesterday when akind1 said something, I thought it was Friday and I was confused that her OB would do a regular ultrasound appt on a Saturday...ha!
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In case you haven't seen on facebook yet, it's a boy! hooray! I feel less bad about Norah being the middle child since she'll be the only girl. He will probably be Theodore Lewis, called Theo, I think, but I'm thinking of him as Teddy bear at the moment.

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YAY!!!
Congratulations on baby boy!!! Exciting exciting news!!!

So happy for you guys!!


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Congratulations! I can't believe I was wrong. lol.gif
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Thanks! and well, someone has to be, right?

 

Potty training not going so well today. He was pretending to be a dog (why do I not know any girls who go through this phase?) and peed under the dining room table while we were at the ultrasound. Then he backed up to me and said "wipe clean" not a good sign. and then peed on the floor before I could get him to the potty. So, it's a setback, sort of. But at least he realized he was dirty? I am very tired.

 

JJ: 1st, where are you?? how is Tenley doing? seems like it's been a while since we've heard from you.

 

Now I want to go register for stuff. For the coupons and free things. But what to register for?  . . .

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OMG.  Nora pretends to be a cat.  Smh.  She undresses completely (b/c cats don't wear clothes, mama) and crawls around meowing, and demands food/water in bowls.  It's redic!  I indulge her a bit, but then I usually ask her to at least wear panties, b/c that much bare bottom just....idk.  Makes me laugh and feel uncomfortable at the same time!lol.gif

 

I'm sending you some potty training hugs, b/c it's a really frustrating time.  It's one step fwd, two steps back process, that can be so maddening.  

 

He'll get it!  When, how, who knows.  But just keep at it!  Praise the successes and don't fret over the accidents and it'll click!

 

So.  AF is late by about a day, usually I start on CD27 and now it's the end of CD28 and nothing.  Barely a cramp.  Tested - negative.  So...just waiting.  Probably stress, right?

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Register for what you'll buy. I put bath soaps, diapers, cream, pumping supplies, bottles, cups, changing pad cover, maxi pads, bras, etc. It's like a big shopping list. Not a gift list. You get I think 10% off at target and 20% off at BRU.
Are you needing anything even for Norah or anything? Put their stuff on it too!!
Also put your due date a few weeks early so you get your coupon sooner. Then you can get your shopping done before baby actually comes.


Ooh, gross story only you guys will appreciate. Again Finn asked to sit on the potty. He says "dis?" And signs diaper. So I put him on and let him sit...nothing. he signs all done, so no big deal. I pick him up and hold him...and he kinda slides down my arm. Omg. I turn to look. He frigging pooped but it never dropped into the potty seat! Poop all over my arm and up his back and all on his bottom. Ugh! Now I know better and will CHECK before I pick him up!! Lol!!

But dude!! Wtf!? Poop on the potty!?? Who is this baby!?

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Ooh, gross story only you guys will appreciate. Again Finn asked to sit on the potty. He says "dis?" And signs diaper. So I put him on and let him sit...nothing. he signs all done, so no big deal. I pick him up and hold him...and he kinda slides down my arm. Omg. I turn to look. He frigging pooped but it never dropped into the potty seat! Poop all over my arm and up his back and all on his bottom. Ugh! Now I know better and will CHECK before I pick him up!! Lol!!
But dude!! Wtf!? Poop on the potty!?? Who is this baby!?
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Ha! Except for the gross part, that is really cool. Dylan would never sit on the toilet like that. He gets very upset if I try to sit him on it naked.

I had a lot more to say but I've lost it all. My mind is blank. lol.gif Maybe it will come back.
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I remembered. I had a cool conversation with the dental hygienist toda6+y. Something came up about me still nursing Dylan and she said something about hoping she could breastfeed when she had babies. I told her that it works more than it doesn't. It's supposed to. If it didn't, we wouldn't be here. She said something about her sister trying but not succeeding and how she didn't want that to happen to her. I told her to go to LLL meetings. Seek out support from women who have done it. That's the best thing you can do. It was really cool to have some random person understand why I was uncomfortable about leaving Dylan for 6+ hours being an hour and a half away. She also said, "Good for you!" when I told her about the military docs assuming I would have a repeat c-section with Ethan and me telling them that I would not. It's always so cool to randomly run into people who think the same. I hope I helped to reinforce her ideas and position on such things.
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That's awesome!! I'm sure you made a difference. These conversations stick with ppl.

It's something I miss actually abut chatting with clients at the spa.

Getting antsy to start my doula training. Still can't figure out childcare tho. :-(

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I'm still so excited about baby Teddy! That nickname seems to suit him more than Theo but it's your baby sooooo...I should keep my opinions to myself unless asked! lol.gif

 

Baby_Cakes, that's so freaking cool! Ava did something similar yesterday. She sat on her little potty to poop, she pooped and we took it to the bathroom to dump it out. Then I went in the kitchen to make my coffee and she followed me in there and proceeded to poop on the kitchen floor. eyesroll.gif I was like WTH? She had JUST pooped!

 

MW, I love it when I run into people like that out in the regular world. I always hope that when they end up having their own kids, I will have planted a seed, you know?

 

Considering going up to the USMC Museum on Saturday for the Birthday. They are having cake, a special map class for kids and a marching band from a visiting high school. Sounds like fun! The two hr drive each way doesn't sound like fun but oh well. I asked DH if he wants to do it and he's thinking about it. If we don't, I'll just have the kids make a cake for him.

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I agree, Teddy is so much more you guys than Theo!! But who am I to say??
In the US pic, he looks like Gabe I think!!

A family member of mine just announced on fb she is having a boy. I wish it were appropriate to spam people with circ information. It's just not tho, it's it?

That 2 hour each way drive doesn't sound fun, but the rest sure does. I missed so much, whose birthday?

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Marine Corps birthday is on Saturday. Therefore anyone who has ever been a Marine also celebrates their "birthday". My DH is a Marine so I always try to celebrate even though we've never made it to a ball yet. The museum is close to IKEA though so I could probably manage to get us by there as well so win/win for me!

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Oh - huge - we nightweaned!  Right before the storm.  Finn is officially night weaned and is actually SLEEPING at night!  Took 4 nights of him sleeping with Chris...and then we moved in with my in laws.  Chris slept with him the first night there, but wrecked his back b/c the bed was so small and stiff.  So I took him the next night and dude, he slept 7 HOURS w/o even needing help resettling!!  I don't think I've ever experienced that!  The next night I had him again, and he woke I think once, but all I had to do was rub his back.  Amazing.  THANK YOU DR JAY GORDON!  I set up a twin mattress on the floor next to my bed and started him out there last night.  He did wake up and I brought him to bed, but all I had to do was lay him down.  It's crazy exciting and I'm so happy it was such a smooth process.

Yayyy! Oh sleep! That must feel amazing!

 

 

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Glad you had a good time at the wedding! I have one to go to next month, I'm looking forward to it. except, I need shoes. Unless I really want to be pregnant in heels?

I didn't mind the heels during pregnancy! Except once my feet started swelling, and that was just a fit issue, not a height issue. lol

 

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akind1, I'd probably be inclined to leave him naked if he's not turning blue or shivering. Ava tolerates a lot cooler temps than I do so if she's asking to take her clothes off or she refuses to put anything on, I just leave her alone. I kept her naked from the bottom down for a couple of weeks and now she has started telling me most of the times when she needs to pee even if she has a diaper on. So maybe just give him a bit more time naked? Do you have a little potty seat out in the main living area so he has access when he needs to go w/out needing help from you guys?

Me too. We've been working on the potty more around here, and it's just easier to have her naked or partly naked. I trust she'll tell me if she's cold. She seems to like being naked, and it's not hurting her so... But then again, we don't have trouble getting her dressed again when she does need to be wearing clothes, so it's a bit different. 

 

 

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Yay for sleeping, Carrie. Dylan has been sleeping longer, too. I think he's been going at least 5 hours in the first stretch before waking to nurse. After that first wake up, he stirs a lot more often but that 5 hours feels like heaven. I can't rub his back to resettle him. He gets mad and pushes my hand away. lol.gif

Haha, Ten has been asserting herself at night too. At night when I nurse her, I give her a few minutes, and then reach in and unlatch her. Normally she just unlatches, rolls over and goes back to sleep. Lately she's been reaching up and grabbing and pulling my hands away, so that I can't unlatch her. She'll literally start hitting me to stop. 

 

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It is weird. Ethan got horrible rashes from Pampers, which is why I decided to try cloth again. Everyone is ok in Huggies so, if I ever need sposies for anything, I always get Huggies brand.
Dylan's rash was blistery. 

Tenley has a rash right now but I'm pretty sure it's ammonia burn :( I'm currently doing a vinegar wash and 10,000 rinses. I'm hopeful. 

 

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That said... I'm a part time cloth diaperer at best so I use both, and don't hesitate with pullups if they seem to help us/make life easier.  I still have a full pack from when N was potty learning that I've been holding onto.  I don't think Finn will care much that they have princesses on them, do you?  LOL!  

 

He peed on the potty today!  He took a 3 hour nap today, and after he pointed to the potty (while I was going on the big toilet) and said "Dis?" and signed diaper.  So I sat him on.  At first he was like, "ehhhhh!" and climbed off.  he peed on the floor a bit, so I said, "oops that goes in the potty!" and put him back on, and he peed in the potty!  After I took him off, and showed him his pee, he was so proud and said, "Ididid!!"

 

I love that "ididid!"  He says it a lot!  He just learned this weekend to go down the stairs on his bottom and when he's done he yells "Ididid!" all excited.  So cute!

Yeah, we use sposies here too on occasion, though I'm cheap, so I try not to use any more than i have to. But thankfully, she doesn't seem to have a problem with them. She seemed to a bit when she was little, but not lately. Pampers are my favorite :)

 

Ooooh potty! And I -looooove- that "ididid"! Ten has been doing a similar, but usually she hasn't actually peed. lol. 

 

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So.  AF is late by about a day, usually I start on CD27 and now it's the end of CD28 and nothing.  Barely a cramp.  Tested - negative.  So...just waiting.  Probably stress, right?

Dun dun dun! Did I miss an update on this? I'm so far behind, I didn't even check what day it was posted. Now I'm thinking probably today. lol. 

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Ooh, gross story only you guys will appreciate. Again Finn asked to sit on the potty. He says "dis?" And signs diaper. So I put him on and let him sit...nothing. he signs all done, so no big deal. I pick him up and hold him...and he kinda slides down my arm. Omg. I turn to look. He frigging pooped but it never dropped into the potty seat! Poop all over my arm and up his back and all on his bottom. Ugh! Now I know better and will CHECK before I pick him up!! Lol!!

OMG Now I feel better! lol. Tenley was diaper free today, and she had been acting like she was going to potty, but wouldn't actually stay on the potty. So I went into her room to grab a diaper. As I was in there folding an insert, I just got one of those -feelings-. I popped my head back out into the living room, there was poop on the floor, Tenley was climbing on the dogs bed (so it was covered in poop too), and the dog was franticly following behind her licking up poop from the floor. I just about vomited. Thankfully, for like the first time eve, I ordered him into his crate, and he went, first time, without me having to beg and plead. There was poop -everywhere-. Since she started pooping, she'd moved like 6 feet, so it was spread all over, and all over her legs and feet, and her hands from crawling in it. ugh. I put an inch of water in the bathtub and popped her in there while I hand mopped the floor. I hope I don't have to repeat that experience again! She's pooped on the floor before, but I've always noticed immediately, so it was just one plop, not spread. 

 

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A family member of mine just announced on fb she is having a boy. I wish it were appropriate to spam people with circ information. It's just not tho, it's it?

I wish! lol

 

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Marine Corps birthday is on Saturday. Therefore anyone who has ever been a Marine also celebrates their "birthday". My DH is a Marine so I always try to celebrate even though we've never made it to a ball yet. The museum is close to IKEA though so I could probably manage to get us by there as well so win/win for me!

Ikea would seal the deal for me! Ours opens Nov 28th :)

 

 

Kat! Yay Boy! I like your thinking about it being only girl in the middle. 

 

 

 

So, main reason I haven't been on-- to make a very long story short-- got a call from my work, they expected me back this week. Second to that- they don't want to take me back part time (I was full time before). As per union though, they HAVE to. They disagree. This could be a huge effing mess, and I'm trying to decide if I want to fight it. I don't want to fight it, and then have to go back to a hostile work environment. On the other hand-- I make probably $3 more an hour there than I would anywhere else. And I -like- my job. It's been a HUGE stressor trying to decide if I give up and go back full time like they want, or if I keep fighting, or if I just quit, and if I quit, where else do I go, etc etc. I wish I could afford to just stay home period, but I can't, not really. I need income for at least a couple months so we can build our savings back up again, and finish some of the basement. I'm also freaking out about the idea of going back so much earlier than I thought (I thought I had until January). I don't feel ready to leave her (though will I ever, really?) and I'm nervous about her sleep, and not having milk during the day. The last couple times I tried to pump, I couldn't get anything. Just drops. Once I got like an ounce, but it took almost 30 minutes. I used to be able to pump when she was younger, but then I didn't pump at all for like 5 months. Oops. 

 

Tenley is growing like crazy. She's still not having a lot of interest in walking, but mentally, she's just having so many leaps and bounds it's crazy. She's babbling so much lately. She's 'reading' by herself, and playing on her own. If I'm doing something she doesn't like, she'll crawl into her room and start playing with her books or something. 

 

She's dry at nights now probably 3/4 nights. Still only pottying 2-3 times a day, but the nights have me blown away. 

 

She's waking up less at night. Not a ton less, but it's progress. And she's not having the every 20-30 minute wakeups for the first two hours of the night either, which is huge. She's starting out the night in her bed, and then coming into bed with us as soon as I go to bed. It's SO nice to finally feel comfortable with her in the bed. I miss my space, but at least I'm not in pain anymore. 

 

Have a consult tomorrow with a pediatric specialist we were referred to, to talk about our vaccine choices. I'm not really sure why I'm going, since my choice is to give none of the vaxes, and it was DH who was interested--- and he didn't book it off work. argh. But our current doc isn't comfortable continuing to see us if we don't at least get this consult (though really, she wants to drop us if we don't give dtap). 

 

Having trouble coming up with gift ideas for Tenley's birthday and christmas. What do you guys find are the go-to toys from the 1-2 year old range. It sucks having the two gift giving opportunities being less than a month apart. DH and I want to make her a play kitchen, but I'm getting worried we won't get time to do it in time. 

 

Ok, really should finish up before she wakes up again. Hopefully I'll stay caught up this time!!

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