We are having a behavior regression with Bettie that is exhausting. If you pile it on top of catching up on 2 missed weeks, the end of wrestling season, the start of ballet recital practices, and figuring out how to survive sequestration...I have no positivity left in me to talk. I do read everything everyone says every day, but usually at a point when I need down time and my brain wont process words to respond.
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February 2013 Chit Chat - Page 10post #182 of 3252/18/13 at 11:22am
Ash, oh no, I'm sorry you're in a difficult place right now, . How overwhelming.
Joanie, so sweet! KJ is like that with her dolls and animals too. She gives hugs to everything. Just now she was hugging the remote control to the stereo, haha.
Jaimee, how are you feeling?
Sara, I loooove city living. I mean it has to be the right city, NYC and the Bay Area drove me relatively bonkers, but Portland has my heart. I haven't been riding bikes with KJ yet but I can't wait to.
Sonja - I love making homemade milk! We do almond, almond/hazelnut, almond/hemp, etc. Sometimes I add a little vanilla, cinnamon, and/or stevia (lately I've just left the sweetener out altogether). KJ LOVES it straight out of the blender cause it's a little warm and still frothy. Yum!
We are doing well over here. Our lives are a crazy whirlwind right now though, we bought a house late 2012 and we (by "we" I mean my dear husband) are doing tons of work over at the house before we move (by April of this year). Since DH works nights, he wakes up, goes over to the house, works, goes to school, comes home, sleeps, gets up, rinse repeat. It's kind of crazy and we are both stretched a little thin but also very, very excited.
I'm ready for summer. Anyone else?post #183 of 3252/18/13 at 2:49pm
Now that's the DDC that I know and love! I guess we just needed to be jolted back to life.
Coralie is also in the phase where she's learning a million new things a day. She likes to make her baby-doll give everyone kisses.
We are just hanging out here in NE. I'm hoping that the bus is done soon. It should be done tomorrow, but we all know how that goes! Then we need to get these puppies sold so that we can head back to WI. So far I haven't had that much interest in the puppies. I'm afraid that I can't get the same price here that I could get in OR or CA. Sigh, it will really suck if they sell for 1/2 price here, we really need the money!post #184 of 3252/18/13 at 3:48pmThread Starter
I'm hanging in there. Being sick twice in 3 weeks is just exhausting. Not to mention Avery has had back to back nights of 6 wake-ups and then up at the crack of dawn. This doesn't help me get healthy.
But I'm stoked about the garden and the promise of spring around the corner, so that's kept me going these past few days. Posting in the garden thread...
Ash, I'm so sorry for how hard life is right now. I can't imagine. Maybe when the weather turns and everyone can get outside again, things will be better. We had one day a little while ago where it was in the mid-40's, which felt like a heat wave, seriously. We went to the park and played for a couple hours and the difference in sleep and behavior was crazy. I'm so sick of freezing weather.
Bike riding... I know a ton of people that use baby bike seats. Most seems to prefer the front mounted type.post #185 of 3252/18/13 at 4:30pmYou are absolutely right Jaimee! I can of wait for winter to be over. We went to the park on Saturday because it was a whopping 50 degrees! The kids were like "summer must be close!". Haha. Bettie is a bit traumatized, I'm waiting for her to gain her sense of security again.
Abra, can you set up a trip of buyers farther west and take the bus on the road touring your pups to people who will pay full price? :P I hope you are able to work something out.
Katie, very exciting about the new house! It does sound exhausting, but it will be so worth it.post #186 of 3252/18/13 at 4:32pmpost #187 of 3252/18/13 at 7:03pm
Ash, KJ's eyes are still a bit ambiguous, I'm always reminded of that (fabulous) New Order song ("Oh you've got green eyes, oh you've got blue eyes, oh you've got gray eyes") when I look at her. My parents were just in town to visit and every day my mom would say "What color are your eyes today?"post #188 of 3252/18/13 at 7:17pm
Katie, love that song. OMG. Singing it in my head now. "Oh you've got graaaaa-aay eyes!" Glad working on the house is exciting.
Jaimee, sorry you are sick again.
Sorry that things are tough, Ash. I hope everything settles down soon. Aren't they supposed to be working on a plan like ASAP? I feel like I just heard that on Marketplace... but I have no idea what I am talking about.
I took dd1 and dd2 in a bike trailer when they were younger. It was awesomeness. We don't have bikes for everyone right now.
AFM, I'm trying to decide if I need to move to full time. Like I said, dh is probably going to lose his job next month. He's been building up his own business, but I feel like we need a steady, full time paycheck to count on. I just don't really want that to come from me.... I mean, will Jasper even know who I am? Will we ever eat a home cooked meal again? What will I do with the kids when school is out? Sigh. I used to work full time with dd1 and dd2, but I was a teacher. I was off for holidays and summer. Totally different.post #189 of 3252/18/13 at 7:30pmpost #190 of 3252/18/13 at 7:44pmpost #191 of 3252/18/13 at 8:50pmThose are a beautiful colour! Eli's eyes haven't really settled either. I usually think they look grey with brown flecks, and sometimes they are green with brown flecks. It changes constantly.
Making hemp milk is so easy and cheaper than buying it... I am glad we finally make our own.
Eli is finally going to bed earlier. He used to go to bed between 11:30pm and midnight and he is now asleep by 10:00pm. It is good. We tried at one point to get him to go to bed earlier but it was a bigggggg fight. I am thinking he might go to bed earlier eventually... I like tht he does things at his own pace. I think a big thing is that my dh isn't working till 11pm at the moment, his shifts are early morning, so Eli doesn't feel the need to stay up late to spend time with his daddy because dh is usually home by 3:30pm. It is good to get to bed earlier.... I am going to watch in the next little while to make sure I read his cues right... Hopefully he will go to bed even earlier!
Sorry that you are sick again Jaimee... My dh is sick again too... 3rd time in 6 weekspost #192 of 3252/19/13 at 6:01amThread Starter
Thanks everyone... I'm feeling better each day, but up coughing in the middle of the night. Ugh, I have to get up so I don't wake Avery and that effectively ruins 2 hours, which makes me a zombie in the morning. Oh, and it's like -3 degrees here right now and spitting dry snow. What good is snow if you can't make a snowman? Stupid weather.
Gorgeous! Love this shot, too! Can you get one with sunlight going into her eye? Or a flash from the side might do the trick. It would help to see how much blue vs. that yellow/brown there is in there. Avalon had very similar eyes and they turned amber brown.... This was taken with my not so great camera back in the day. Unfortunately I don't have a better one and now her eye are totally different. But you can see the ring of blue on the outside and the star of gold/brown on the inside... at least on the right eye....Avery's are blue or at least blueish enough that I know they aren't brown. They may turn more grey blue like mine or lean toward a greenish blue, like grandma's, but I'm not sure. Maybe if we could ever get out of this house and into sunlight they would change quicker! LOL!post #193 of 3252/19/13 at 7:22am[quote name="TalkToMeNow"
AFM, I'm trying to decide if I need to move to full time. Like I said, dh is probably going to lose his job next month. He's been building up his own business, but I feel like we need a steady, full time paycheck to count on. I just don't really want that to come from me.... I mean, will Jasper even know who I am? Will we ever eat a home cooked meal again? What will I do with the kids when school is out? Sigh. I used to work full time with dd1 and dd2, but I was a teacher. I was off for holidays and summer. Totally different.
I work full time, as does DH. I love it. I'm seriously not SAHM material, so getting that grown up time every day is crucial to my sanity. My MIL watches Conner, so it's really a win for everyone. She's already told us that she would be mad if we put him in day care, haha. But ultimately, you have to do what you have to do... Even if it's temporary.post #194 of 3252/19/13 at 8:01am
I'm pretty sure that Coralie's eyes are done, they've been the same forever. They are pretty much the same color at my dh's eyes, imagine that. This is the best pic I can get with my cell phone. I think I would call KJ's eyes hazel.
I'm sorry everyone is having a tough time. It seems that most of us are going through something trying right now!! The new (rebuilt) transmission FINALLY arrived at the mechanics this morning. Hopefully, HOPEFULLY, HOPEFULLY that means that they will be done today. It's supposed to snow and be very cold on Thursday and Friday, so I hope he can get on the road soon. It's darn cold in the bus when its cloudy and cold outside.post #195 of 3252/19/13 at 8:45ampost #196 of 3252/19/13 at 10:05amQuote:Originally Posted by CDsMom1031
I work full time, as does DH. I love it. I'm seriously not SAHM material, so getting that grown up time every day is crucial to my sanity. My MIL watches Conner, so it's really a win for everyone. She's already told us that she would be mad if we put him in day care, haha. But ultimately, you have to do what you have to do... Even if it's temporary.
Yep, I've got to do what I have to. But <warning: pity party ahead> it's not fair! How come dh getting to have his dream means I have to have the opposite of mine?? He gets to focus on his dream business, and I have to work full time and be away from my babies. I want to bake bread and be the room mom and come to school for lunch and take J to the playgroups. Grumble grumble grumble. Waaah!! <pity party over>.
Jasper's eyes are still the same as the day he was born: dark brown. I think he's Mexican enough that there was no option. Of course, I'm not a genetics expert...post #197 of 3252/19/13 at 10:11ampost #198 of 3252/19/13 at 10:24amThread StarterAmanda, that blows! I'm so sorry this is looking like a reality. I assume the need to work full time has to do with benefits...? Otherwise maybe your dh could get a part time job along with you until his business is up and running and you could trade off who gets to be with the kids.
Job uncertainty sucks. I'm so sorry for everyone that is going through this right now.
P.S. You changed your avatar!! Awesome!post #199 of 3252/19/13 at 11:22am
Jaimee, it's not really for benefits. I qualify for benefits just by working part time. It's that I feel like we need a steady, reliable paycheck coming in every two weeks. One that is larger than mine! Dh's new company makes money, but it is sporadic. We can't be sure when invoices will be paid, who might cancel, etc. Plus, benefits at my work are twice as much as his, so we will be losing money there.
He really doesn't want to get a part time job. I wish he would. He feels like things will be okay, that his company is growing fast, etc. I'm a lot more cautious. He sees losing his current job as a good thing that will push him to really grow his business. He wants to dedicate all his time to that. And I get that. He loves the work, he is good at it... I do want him to be happy and have his opportunity. But I also really like my little life right now. Just enough work time and home time... I'm home by 3 everyday and I only work 4 days a week. My off day is flexible, too. So I get to spend a ton of time at home with the kids. And go to the school. I'm a whiny baby.
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