Originally Posted by MarineWife
Carrie ~ the hot stove is a good example. i've been telling dylan from the beginning when something is hot. i tell him the stove and oven and pots and pans and food are hot. He understands. his first word was hot. But I don't put him close enough to the stove or make the stove easily accessible to him so that he could touch it and get burned.
JJ ~ Interesting remarks by the hubs. Hmm...
I have not read that book or heard of that person. Is she an author or did she just write a book about her experiences with pregnancy, miscarriage and having a child?
Dylan is burning up again. I thought he was getting better. He hasn't had a fever for 3 or 4 days. Poor guy.
Yes, that's a better way of describing it. Like my house isn't filled with breakables or anythign!! lol But there are some things that can't be moved (for now- we're trying to figure out a way to block off the doors of the dvd cabinet), and so when she heads towards them, we redirect and remind her that it's not for playing with because ------ whatever it is. And the presents have become one of those things. But no, I mean for most things, they're not an issue. The bathroom door stays closed, the glass tupperware is put away, the remotes and phones, stay on shelves, etc etc. But for things like the tv, or playing with the floor vent, or now the presents, I do believe she's old enough to start learning that there's things she can play with, and things she can't. So no, I mean we don't make life harder by leaving out vases and glass ornaments or anything, but I'm also not going to make my life harder, when I believe she is at an age that's reasonable for her to learn these things. ie I was told by someone to just cover over the floor vent, rather than trying to get her not to play with it. Except that it supplies most of the heat for this room, and so if it's closed, the house in general feels like it's freezing. It makes life a lot harder to cover over it, when I could just work with her to learn that even though it's there, we can't touch it, but ohhhh hey! Look at all the nice toys we -can- play with!! lol
I don't know, maybe I'm not explaining it well enough, but it's not like i go out of my way to make it a 'learning opportunity'. But it's an issue we're dealing with, and so yes, we teach her that sometimes there's things that you want to play with that you can't, and that's non-negotiable.
Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes
Finn is great with baby dolls. He's going to make a great daddy someday I say! LOL!
FXed for you about supply. AF is always a struggle here as well. I can just *tell* he isn't getting as much.
Have you tried taking fenugreek yet? I don't remember if you got any supplements.
Awww about the cows milk! I can't even get my head around full weaning either. No no. I get so sad!
Doing laundry and staying out of DHs path today. We are still/again having trouble communicating. Idk what we need but man...it's getting so hard these days!!
Also purging all of finn's 12-18 mo clothes. He is fully into 24 mo 2T, so idk why I'm hanging on to things.
I love seeing them play with dolls! Tenley has started loving on her babies, and Rob said she tried to nurse one today... but then just kept poking it's mouth! lol
The idea of weaning does seem very weird at this point, but Lauri, you've done SOOO well with her. And I mean her having more cow's milk, doesn't necessarily mean she's weaning yet, right? It could be months before she decides she's ready to fully give it up. Tenley will take almond milk if offered now, but I can't see her accepting that as substitution when she's sick or sad, or during the middle of the night.
I have been thinking more about weaning lately too. It's weird. I am SO happy to have made it to a year. I literally cannot wrap my brain around having stopped purposely before then. She just would not have been ready. And she's still not ready now, heck she still nurses some nights 8 times or more. But I do see it decreasing during the day a bit more, and her food intake is increasing again, and it's crazy how fast it goes from nursing a baby to feeling like you're nursing a full on toddler. She's so big now when she nurses and takes up so much room on my lap! lol Anyways, this is all to say, it's weird thinking about the future and what point we'll end up weaning at. On a personal level, I'd like to be mostly done by two, I think. I miss having my body all to myself. But I also know all the benefits, and that WHO recommends nursing until 2 and beyond, and so I don't think I could -actually- bring myself to purposely wean before then. I don't know, I guess it's just weird to think about. Two seems soooo far away, but then so did one! I can't see myself nursing a 3 year old... but again, if she still needs it at that point, I can't imagine/can't picture myself working towards that active weaning.
I've heard people talk about how "I never planned on being an "extended" nurser, I just kept nursing, and then kept nursing, and then kept nursing, and all of a sudden she was four!" lol I can totally see that being me. Not until four you know, but just the idea of... I don't know, continually backing dwon from an "intended" weaning stage.
Originally Posted by AnnieA
I've taken fenugreek but it doesn't do too much for me. Alfalfa works best to increase my supply. I've been taking it sporadically this week. Need to take it more often. I'm just so bad about remembering to take stuff and I need to remember to take my abx so the alfalfa is taking a backburner.
DH and I are having trouble communicating this week as well. Holidays are always so stressful. Hope your week gets better.
I've got a nursing tea that a friend made for me, but I am soooo bad at remembering to actually make and drink it!
MW-- Yeah that's the same one from the link Lauri posted. From what i understand, she's a photographer/ former teacher/ blogger, and just wrote this book because of the outpouring she got from her story on the blog. But I'm not entirely sure. I'm really enjoying reading it though. I think especially with what's happened in CT, and watching mine own baby grow, and thoughts of having another... it's just another reminder to be so thankful for the life and blessings we have, and finding the good in the everyday. We're not often greatful enough for the things we have. With her second baby, they didn't know beforehand, and found out at the birth that she had DS, and I break down -every- time I read the part where she talks about feeling like her daughter was 'saying' to her "Love me. Love me. I'm not what you expected, but oh, please love me." Because I mean isn't that true for so much? They're not what we expect, they cry more, and louder, and they have health concerns, or sensitive personalities, or whatever it may be, but in the end, all they want and need is just for us to love them, wholeheartedly.
I hope D gets better soon! It's so hard when they're little and sick :( And I'm keeping my fingers crossed you don't get it! The only thing worse than sick baby, is sick mama taking care of sick baby!
DH and I have been getting along well this week actually. It's nice. We needed some more together time!!
My big news of the weekend is having access to a car now! We're a one vehicle family, and DH usually takes it so that he can be there to pick Tenley up before 4pm, so my SIL doesn't have to bundle her up to take her to meet the bus for Ava. But it sucks because it's been cold out, and I don't want to bus with Tenley over to Ash's in the morning, so we've been getting a ride from my MIL most days. Which sucks. I don't like being dependent on her, especially since she gets taken advantage of by her daughters so much. Anyways-- my father has... one van, one car, and one work truck, plus he's living with his girlfriend and her daughter who each have their own cars... so he asked us on Friday if we wanted the car for a little while, to clear up some driveway space for them. He asked several months ago, and we said no, but I jumped on it this time. We don't know how long it'll be for, it could be 2 weeks, it could be several months, but I'm grateful for any time with it! We have a second carseat too, so now I'll be able to drive her to Ash's,. and then drive to work (which also means I can drop her off later), and then Rob will pick her up in the other car after work. And after I'm done work, I can just drive home, which cuts a ton of time off that end too. Right now I'm usually off work at 1130, which means I don't get home until at least 1240, and sometimes 110am depending which bus I catch. This way I'll get home at 12, and not have ot freeze my butt off either! lol
Anyways, I'm just pumping and catching up on some stuff, and then I need to head to bed! Ten was up constantly last night, and I am beat!