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~*Weekly Chat Thread for Jan 11th - Jan. 17th*~

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My side bar is showing me all car seat ads. I have been trying to figure out how to get three kids across in a zip car and my neighbors mini van.

Also I feel terrible tonight, but need to get the house clean for a playdate tomorrow lunch.

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Leigh, my side bars are all for garlic powder.  I mean, I *am* of Italian descent, but that's a little stereotyping, isn't it?  Hahaha!  What have you learned about three car seats in a row?  We have a 2004 Corolla and want to do the three across thing (I think), but am just not sure that it's in the cards...  What kind of zipcar do you typically use?  What kind(s) of carseat(s) do you you use?  So sorry you're feeling crappy.  I totally sympathize.
 

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We usually end up in a Prius or a mid size Mazda.

We have a Combi Coccoro and a Radian, both super narrow (I can sit between them). Both do three in a row in a smallish car. I am also looking at an infant seat, then a narrow high back booster (there are a few) for monkey.

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Leigh, my side bars are all for garlic powder.  I mean, I *am* of Italian descent, but that's a little stereotyping, isn't it?  Hahaha!  What have you learned about three car seats in a row?  We have a 2004 Corolla and want to do the three across thing (I think), but am just not sure that it's in the cards...  What kind of zipcar do you typically use?  What kind(s) of carseat(s) do you you use?  So sorry you're feeling crappy.  I totally sympathize.
 

 

LOL about the garlic powder!

 

If you want to get great advice, there is a Family Safety board on MDC:

http://www.mothering.com/community/f/422/family-safety

 

As Leigh mentioned, the Coccoro is known for being small and the Radian is very narrow.  The new Clek Foonf is designed to go three across, but is quite a lot of money.

 

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We usually end up in a Prius or a mid size Mazda.

We have a Combi Coccoro and a Radian, both super narrow (I can sit between them). Both do three in a row in a smallish car. I am also looking at an infant seat, then a narrow high back booster (there are a few) for monkey.

 

You've probably already thought of this, but most people have a much easier time fitting another Radian in instead of a high back booster.  We had three across years ago in the back of a sedan an the issue with the high back boosters is you have to wedge your hand in there to buckle the seat belt.   It can be almost impossible. Good luck finding something that works for you.

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My kiddo has been sickly for the last 2 days. Just a low grade fever and a sore throat. I'm really hoping I don't get sick too, but he managed to cough *right* in my face this morning. Sigh.
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The appeal of the high back booster is not needing to do a seat belt install (running out of latch) and it not weighing 20+lb. Husband hates hates carrying the Radian and with Zipcar, you are carrying and installing them every time (though we pick up the car, and install in front of the house.

But the R100 is under $200 right now and a choice I know I can make work.

 

Time to think about it though.

 

 

New TV came and I had a playdate so we got it installed. Overtired, poorly napping Bee was thrilled beyond words to see Steve and Blue, then passed out for two hours. Monkey is in thrall or alseep. Bliss for me  (bad parenting, but whatever, my tummy hurts).

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The appeal of the high back booster is not needing to do a seat belt install (running out of latch) and it not weighing 20+lb. Husband hates hates carrying the Radian and with Zipcar, you are carrying and installing them every time (though we pick up the car, and install in front of the house.

But the R100 is under $200 right now and a choice I know I can make work.

 

Time to think about it though.

 

 

New TV came and I had a playdate so we got it installed. Overtired, poorly napping Bee was thrilled beyond words to see Steve and Blue, then passed out for two hours. Monkey is in thrall or alseep. Bliss for me  (bad parenting, but whatever, my tummy hurts).


It's not bad parenting, it's surviving!thumb.gif There are days where them being clothed and fed is all I am up for.

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It's not bad parenting, it's surviving!thumb.gif There are days where them being clothed and fed is all I am up for.

And there have been days that they stayed in their pjs all day and food was all I could manage! When I was sick a few days ago, I said to ODS, "Sorry we didn't do much today, but, on the upside, you got to wear your pjs all day, right?". He responded, "Right! AGAIN!". (Of course referencing the fact that that had been his SECOND day in a row in those pjs. D'oh! First trimester=SURVIVAL.
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I think feed and in clean diapers are the musts, the rest is really optional.

At least walking Monkey to school usually gets me feeling better, not worse.

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Today was my "minimal" day! I was getting more tired as the week went on after being fairly productive but DH had to do Naval Reserve duty this weekend and that was it. We watched PBS kids all morning and by 3pm I just had to put in a movie and tell them to not bug mommy until it was over. sleepytime.gif

Is anyone else suffering from some insomnia? I am usually a good sleeper (when my kids let me anyway) but this pregnancy I have had terrible sleep habits. I am so exhausted all day but when I go to bed I either can't fall asleep, or I fall asleep for a couple of hours and then I'm wide awake, sometimes until 5am. Why oh why?!

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Oh crunchy I feel you. I love my sleep. I can not seem to sleep more than 30 mins it feels like without waking up. I don't need to pee or anything just don't seem to sleep well at all.
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I fell asleep on the couch today, twice!

I'm putting dd3 back to sleep as I type here. But the episode of Downton Abbey I'm watching is on pause downstairs. As soon as its over, i'm bound for bed!
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Is anyone else suffering from some insomnia? I am usually a good sleeper (when my kids let me anyway) but this pregnancy I have had terrible sleep habits. I am so exhausted all day but when I go to bed I either can't fall asleep, or I fall asleep for a couple of hours and then I'm wide awake, sometimes until 5am. Why oh why?!

Yes! Me! I've been waking up at like 3 am to pee and have not been able to go back to sleep. Or my kids come into bed and I can't sleep. Or any number of other things. Point is, I totally hear you. And I'm exhausted and dizzy all day on account of it. Ug.
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Husband gave the kids mac and cheese with ketchup for lunch, so now I am locked in the craft room escaping the smell of the ketchup. Just having the door open was too much. Only 6 more weeks of feeling bad.

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I hope the mamas having sleep issues get to snooze soon.  My MW told me last pregnancy that if you wake and can't get back to sleep try eating some protein like a hard boiled egg.  Seems to help me at least.

 

Oh man, yesterday morning I had my first ligament pain.  Ow.  Always when I sneeze laying on my side.  Not fun.

 

Can't wait to hear the heartbeat again on the 25th.  Less than 2 weeks, yay.

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I'm so sick today everyone X0
I just want to crawl into a hole and die...
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