or Connect
Mothering › Groups › March 2013 Due Date Club › Discussions › Weekly Chat Thread Feb. 10- Feb. 16

Weekly Chat Thread Feb. 10- Feb. 16 - Page 3

post #41 of 96
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chapsie View Post

haha, yes this!  I was at the science museum in the kids playroom with my DD this morning, and those tiny chairs are ridiculous!  How about some adult chairs for the 8 month pregnant woman?  

 

This reminded me of this picture from when I was 8 months pregnant with DD at IKEA with my DS.  Doesn't it look ridiculous???  haha. Big Bellies + tiny chairs = numb tushies for sure! 

 

YES. at least I'm not the only one. haha

post #42 of 96
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunshinelove View Post

I am wonderin if we're going to have any Valentine's Day babies!! smile.gif. That would be so cool if we did! My last DDC was the month of february so there was a few valentine's babies. Their moms dressed them up like little cupids and took pictures, they were so adorable smile.gif

 

Had to smile at this. My sister texted me today & declared that I needed to have this baby by Friday so both of my kids could share birthdays with a cousin. DS shares his with one of my nephews. I told her not to hold her breath seeing that non of her kids came 3 weeks early & DS was 5 days past his EDD. I just don't think it's in the gene. I know she's kidding, but it would be kinda fun.  

post #43 of 96
Quote:
Originally Posted by LightForest View Post

oh maydaymom i'm right there with you on the potty training adventure. as a matter of fact, DD (2.5) peed on the floor just a minute ago as I was beginning to respond to your post. ack. (i'm pretty sure she's figured out that a sure way to get mom and dad to "snap out of it" and give her some attention is to pee on the floor...)

 

i don't have ANY words of wisdom, i can only offer commiseration! i considered creating some kind of reward system (like m&m's) but ultimately decided against it because, knowing DD, she would totally figure out the system and game it to her advantage to get as many treats as possible. too complicated for me - i can't stand the toddler head games! i'm sort of glad the baby will be here soon, simply because we'll begin doing more frequent diaper laundry and it'll be easier to throw her underpants in the wash on a more regular basis. as it is i've been running out of clean ones and having to do extra loads of laundry just to re-up my toddler undie supply.


Potty-training woes!  We had a parent-teacher conference at pre-school yesterday and after going through the "testing" results we were asked where we are with potty-training.  (DS needs to be fully potty-trained before going into the 3 year old class in August). 

 

I told them the truth - sometimes we are 100% for as much as a week and then 0% again!  I don't understand it, but I have several theories about attention from Mommy and Daddy, a true inability to control it sometimes, and serious TV problems.  We don't watch much TV, but it seems like 90% of our accidents happen when the TV is on.  It's like it disrupts the connections in his brain that say "I need to pee!"

 

We've tried candy rewards and treats and are even holding out a visit to Chuck E Cheese (my lease favorite place) if DS will just poop on the potty (something we still haven't been able to do). Nothing seems to be working so my current plan is to get through the next 4 weeks of this pregnancy and let my mother (supreme potty-trainer) work on him when she comes for 3 weeks in March after Baby Girl arrives.

post #44 of 96

Hello!

 

I overdid it yesterday. Prior to pregnancy, I'd get up at 4AM on the days I headed over to the office and since I had a morning meeting, I got up at 4 to be there on time. Well, there was a lot of standing during the meeting and by lunch time, I was having some annoying BH. Chatted with the boss, who lectured me for coming over and told me I must miss everyone. Then I decided to head home a little early. I usually stay until 6 or 7 since I just end up at home at the same time if I leave at 5 due to the horrible Seattle/Bellevue traffic, but I ducked out at 4PM. Made it home by 6:30 and had to crash on the couch to get the dumb BH to finally stop. OF COURSE, DH had a city meeting and as the kids were finishing up the homework, I come across the note from my son's teacher asking that the valentine's day cards come in on the 13th, not the 14th. This proceeds to cause a major scramble to get those done. I had seen something on pinterest using a lego figure. So, we pulled out my camera and my close-up kit and took a photo of his favorite lego guy. I managed to add some text and then printed them on the free photo paper that came with the printer in a wallet size. I had Pete stop at the dollar store and pick up some glow sticks and we cut holes in the pictures and put the glow sticks in as light sabers. I actually think they came out VERY cool! And, I think my son really enjoyed the 1:1 time we spent working on them. 

 

I, of course, cannot take credit for the idea. It is completely stolen from here. But, my son didn't like the character she had used. 

 

 

post #45 of 96
Thread Starter 

Melany- Those are SOOOOO COOOL!!!!!!!!!

post #46 of 96

Those are definitely very cool, Melanie! :D

post #47 of 96

Totally cool! And your son is super cute. Looks like a little Harry Potter in this pic. smile.gif

post #48 of 96
Melany Awesome job with the valentines!! I have a love/hate relationship with pinterest. Sometimes I get some really great ideas and recipes from there, other times I feel like it's such a distraction from what really matters. Like the focus is just fashion and fitness and not "real life" things that I value. Haha. I'm probably just being sensitive though!

To all those potty training May your patience be ever abounding!! DD has begun showing some signs of readiness in the last month or so, but I've chosen to wait until we get settled with the new baby before starting anything. She does have a potty that she likes to drag around and sometimes sit on (but more frequently wear on her head). She will be 2 in June and probably starting a couple half-days at Montessori preschool (mainly bc we don't have many friends with LOs and so she doesn't get a ton of social time). They work on potty training there so I think we will begin then.

Chapsie That picture is so cute! And yes- full sized chairs are much better! I feel like I would definitely run the risk of crashing through DDs kid chairs these days!

AFM I've joined the really not sleeping club. I'm averaging about 4 hours a night for the last few days. I've been trying to nap when DD naps, though of course my sleeplessness coincides with a nap issue for her. She's gone from a 1.5-2 hour nap, to sleeping 30-45 mins and then waking up MISERABLE. I thought maybe it was 2 yr molars, but she only has sleep issues at nap time, and she's only throwing constant fits in the few hours just after nap. So who knows. All I know is that I'm tired!

And yet, I'm a slave to nesting!! I was ready to go to bed at 8 last night, but then somehow decided that it was absolutely necessary to put the laundry away and clean the kitchen until 10:30. On one hand, it's nice to have things done, but on the other hand, I feel like sleep would have been good! But I just couldn't help myself! Haha.
post #49 of 96

Hmmm... just opened my email and we got a mothering.com newsletter in which one of our DDC threads was featured and linked to!  Our Vit K thread (with the amazing Jodie/Spughy "debate") is directly linked.  I don't quite know how I feel about this... 

post #50 of 96
Thread Starter 

hahaha!  ESPECIALLY Since that thread also includes stories of innocence and not so innocence along with general unrelated chatter!  bag.gif

post #51 of 96

Yeah, kind of a stark reminder that we're operating in a public forum here! blush.gif

 

(but it *was* a useful thread, so maybe some other mamas will get some good info from it...)

post #52 of 96

Chapsie,  if it makes you feel any better, a friend of mine sat on one of my kitchen chairs when she was about 8 1/2 months pregnant and it broke underneath her.  Fortunately she wasn't hurt - but the point is, it's not just kiddie chairs that are devious and out to get you!!!   I can't sit in them at all now (kiddie chairs I mean) - it just feels very uncomfortable.  Ditto the bench outside DD's classroom.

 

Melany your son is adorable - love the Harry Potter look.  We are making valentines today after school but since I refuse to go anywhere near pinterest they will be the construction-paper-and-stickers variety.  I kinda suck at crafts.  DD has far surpassed my artistic abilities at this point.

 

I'm feeling a bit blue today - my uncle died yesterday and, while not unexpected (he had pancreatic and liver cancer) it's still earlier than anyone expected.  These things are always hard - there was no hope that he'd recover and he was in pain and suffering greatly so I'm glad that he didn't suffer longer, but his absence still leaves a hole in our family.  My mom is there with my other uncle and my other aunt will be there in a day or two.  I wish I could go over but transatlantic travel just isn't smart at this stage, and my presence is hardly necessary.  Unfortunately it also means that the lovely big old Georgian house that I have such fond memories of will have to be sold - my Grannie died 2 years ago and it was too big for my two uncles who were left living there; there's no way my one remaining uncle could keep it.  So it's like a whole part of my life - all our lives - is going at the same time.

 

But, in more positive news, DD had her annual doctor checkup today and aside from being in perfect health, she grew 5 inches in the past year.  I *thought* she'd gone through more clothes than normal in the last little while...

 

And speaking of growing out of clothes, all of a sudden most of my pregnancy pants don't fit.  They're all over-the-belly ones and they're all too tight and uncomfortable.  I don't know how THAT happened overnight.  I still have a skirt (that I was regretting buying because it was too big, but it's all good now!) and a pair of track pants and some leggings that work, but it's going to be hard dressing for the next little while.  I don't want to buy anything else though - I only have another month or so!  Argh!

post #53 of 96

So sorry for your loss, Spughy.  heartbeat.gif

 

And... wow!  5 inches!  That's quite the growth spurt.  

post #54 of 96
Quote:
Originally Posted by jodieanneanton View Post

hahaha!  ESPECIALLY Since that thread also includes stories of innocence and not so innocence along with general unrelated chatter!  bag.gif

OH MY!  I JUST remembered what this refers to!  haha.  umm... deleting post... 

post #55 of 96

I had to go back and look.... I wish MDC wouldn't do that to DDC threads... now we're gonna get all kinds of people messing up that thread with Dr. Mercola crap.... (not saying he's wrong all the time or anything, just that he makes a LOT of money convincing people he's "right" about stuff and I'm very dubious of a lot of what he says, plus he's kind of a jerk... so now I have a knee-jerk reaction against anything he comes out with.)  I know the DDCs aren't private or anything but still - it's like a stranger butting in on your conversation with a friend in a coffee shop.

post #56 of 96
Quote:
Originally Posted by spughy View Post
  I know the DDCs aren't private or anything but still - it's like a stranger butting in on your conversation with a friend in a coffee shop.

Yes, this!

post #57 of 96

ok... looks like our birth plan thread was also linked.  D'oh!  

post #58 of 96
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by spughy View Post

I had to go back and look.... I wish MDC wouldn't do that to DDC threads... now we're gonna get all kinds of people messing up that thread with Dr. Mercola crap.... (not saying he's wrong all the time or anything, just that he makes a LOT of money convincing people he's "right" about stuff and I'm very dubious of a lot of what he says, plus he's kind of a jerk... so now I have a knee-jerk reaction against anything he comes out with.)  I know the DDCs aren't private or anything but still - it's like a stranger butting in on your conversation with a friend in a coffee shop.

I have the same feelings about dr. Mercola.  He has a lot of good to say, but sometimes he goes about things in a way I think is shrug.gif ...I guess I just wouldn't go about it that way... There has already been a new response citing him!  :)  lol.gif

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chapsie View Post

ok... looks like our birth plan thread was also linked.  D'oh!  

You at least look like a totally cool super-chapsiesuperhero.gif in that thread.  

post #59 of 96
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chapsie View Post

Hmmm... just opened my email and we got a mothering.com newsletter in which one of our DDC threads was featured and linked to!  Our Vit K thread (with the amazing Jodie/Spughy "debate") is directly linked.  I don't quite know how I feel about this... 

Same here. The thread on pumping for daddy to feed was featured a little bit back. It made me feel very vulnerable, like I caught someone peaking into my bedroom window when I knew better and left the blinds open. I know the group is wide open, but you had to find the board to see the posts before. Now it's on the main page and highlighted with a link. 


Edited by Melany - 2/13/13 at 2:56pm
post #60 of 96

Thanks to everyone for the comments on the Valentine's. AND, my son picked out those glasses because they look like Harry Potter's glasses. When his hair gets a little shaggy, he really looks like him. He read the entire series and he's dressed up as HP for the last two Halloweens. :)
 

As far as pinterest... Sometimes it makes me feel like a complete failure on what I don't have time for, but I've found some great food things on there... SO, it's a mixed bag. Definite time waster.:) However, the search engine is nice. I have found a slightly annoying feature on google related to pinterest. I was trying to find a blog I'd seen in the past and I googled the subject and blog and all these pinterest boards came up in the list. I had to add a "-pinterest" to the search (to remove all the pinterest crap) in order to actually find the blog I was looking for. It's like pinterest has become so popular that it's popping up in search engines when I don't want to use it.

  Return Home
  Back to Forum: March 2013 Due Date Club
Mothering › Groups › March 2013 Due Date Club › Discussions › Weekly Chat Thread Feb. 10- Feb. 16