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May 2013 Chit Chat

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October

TTCChloeorConner- Nicole: 10/31 baby boy Conner Dean, 8lbs2oz. 20'' long. 6:14pm

 

Early November

Seraf- Sara: 11/1, baby boy Shay born in the car, 8lb14oz

Mal85- Mallory: 11/2, baby girl Greta

EonJourney- Nicole: 11/3, identical twin boys Ember Trail 5.7 oz and Roam Freely 5.6 oz

SoCaliMommy- Kami: 11/4 baby boy Harlan Drake,  6:48pm at 10lbs even 21 1/2"

Lali812- Eulix: 11/16 baby boy Angel.

Autumnshades- Sonja: 11/7, baby boy Elijah Matthias, 6:25am, 6 lbs 10 oz, 20 inches long

MrsKatie- Katie: 11/10, baby girl Catherine Anne was born at 1:21pm.  7lbs 10oz and 21 inches long. 

 

Mid November

Jill the Pill- Jill: 11/11, baby girl Audrey Catharine 6lbs 5oz 19 inches long

TalkToMeNow- Amanda: 11/12, baby boy Jasper Conley, 12:42 pm,  8 lbs 11 oz.

Paigekitten- Katie: 11/12, baby girl Eowyn Jane, 6:09 pm, 8 lbs 3.9 oz, 21 inches

KayPea- Kirsten: 11/13, baby boy Oren Edward Adams, 5:45pm, 9lbs 11oz, 21 in long, 15in head!

wellforth - Carey: 11/15, baby boy Luca Qrzwin, 9:52 p.m., at home natural waterbirth, 7lbs9oz, 22"

LiLStar- Rachel: 11/16, baby boy Evan Curtis, 11 lbs, 15" head

Becky Wheeler- Becky: 11/19, baby boy Levi Jaxon, 10:50am, UC

jhsmama11-Amber: 11/19, baby boy Jack Henry

 

Late November

jbk21- J: 11/24, baby boy Dylan Timothy born in the caul

dashley111- Ash:  11/24, baby girl Bettie Grey, 7:03pm, 7lbs15oz, 21"

birdhappy85- Joanie:  11/24, baby girl Sora Nina, 3:39pm, 7lb 6oz, 19-1/2 in long

ZippyGirl- Anthia:  11/24, baby boy Bode McGuire born at 6:14 a.m.

glassesgirlnj - Kathy: 11/28, baby girl Annamaria Sigyn Estelle, 7lbs even, 19.75 in, 8:09pm

KaliShanti- Kali: 11/29, baby boy Enoch Noble Grandison , 8 lbs 7 oz. 21.25 in, 11:45pm

Zoopath: 11/30 baby girl Teagan 5lbs 9oz, 19 inches long

 

December

abraisme- Abra: 12/1, baby girl Coralie Katherine, 8lbs1oz, 19.75", 2pm

Jaimee: 12/3, baby boy Avery River, 6lbs14oz, 21", 4:21pm


Edited by Becky Wheeler - 5/1/13 at 1:22pm
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Subbing. Thanks for the thread!

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I'm dropping the ball, huh?  lol.gif

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The 1st of every month sneaks up on me each time! Ugh... I think my sleep deprived mind isn't working well smile.gif
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Wow, it's May already.

 

Does "subbing" just mean posting so you're subscribed to the new thread?

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Wow, it's May already.

 

Does "subbing" just mean posting so you're subscribed to the new thread?

 

Yes, because I am too lazy to do it manually. Lol.

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Must be nice weather where many of our ladies are at. Not much activity on here so far today. I'm on my lunch break eating a super awesome salad I made.

 

Random question for all. How do you rinse your toddler's hair after shampooing? Sora refuses to lay on her back in the tub in shallow water, which used to be easiest for me. But she hates the alternative of pouring a bucket of water over her head a few times while I run my free hand over her hair to rinse. Even if I try covering her face to prevent water in the eyes and mouth, she just gets more upset. She's not leaving me any options here. Bathtime itself is great until hair-washing time... Last night was INSANE. Total meltdown when rinsing. Took 10 mins to calm down afterward. duh.gif

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We are a dump over the head family... always done it and they're used to it.  They dump water on each other and themselves, too.  But you could try the flexible sided bucket and see if that helps:  http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=3056098   One Step Ahead has the same one, too.

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Just marking my place....

Greta doesn't usually mind when I rinse her hair. I just dump it over her head until it's rinsed. Sometimes she cooperates and tilts her head back, but usually she just takes it in the face. She doesn't mind. She goes under the water even sometimes. Such a fish! DD1 only recently started putting her head back in the water for me to rinse.
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Hair rinsing sucks for like 5 years. Minimum. I have no answers. When they get a bit older, you can go through a silly routine. Get one of those dumb bath visors, let them cover their face with washcloth, hold their breath and count to 3, etc. They can do some of the pouring themselves. But really, it's a ridiculous amount of drama over some water. You can try some of those things now, but she is probably too young. Oh, another key element of the hair washing fiasco: have a clean towel there IMMEDIATELY for face wiping.

 

I wonder if a handheld sprayer would help?

 

Jasper is afraid of the tub, so we put him in the shower. Even then, he has to be held the entire time. Somehow, dh manages to wash is hair gradually. It's a bit easier in there because you can lean their heads back just enough and avoid water in the eyes. 

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Hmm, I do need a new shower head for my shower/bath combo... Maybe I could look into one with a detachable sprayer like DH has in his shower. (We claim separate bathrooms, as you can see. Ha!)

 

That flexible sided bucket/shampoo rinse cup looks pretty neat!

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Hmm, I do need a new shower head for my shower/bath combo... Maybe I could look into one with a detachable sprayer like DH has in his shower. (We claim separate bathrooms, as you can see. Ha!)

 

 

That sounds like heaven. I share with dd2, Jasper, and dh. How is that fair?? Dd1 and dsd have their own. 

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DD used to have major problems with all aspects of washing in the tub. But especially hair rinsing. I made the mistake once of just dumping water over her head and it traumatized her from baths so much that she refused to take them for almost a year. So after that I just stopped washing her hair and baths became only about fun play to help her readjust to being in the water. If she had gunk in her hair I just rubbed it out with a wet cloth.

She will now lay back for hair rinsing, but we still have tears some of the time. She's 4. I just dump on Oren, and while he's started to not like it, he gets over it quickly.
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Sora shares with me now. Our bedroom has a master bathroom (with DH's shower) but it's super modern in a not-so-user-friendly way for women who need counter space and cabinets. The sink is one of those big stainless steel bowls that sits on a counter no wider than the bowl itself. There is a thin cabinet above the toilet. Shower at the other end of the room. Minimalistic. We bought the house with it that way already. I prefer to shower in the main bathroom across the house. Lots of counter space, drawers, and a big closet for added storage. Too bad our basement bathroom doesn't have a shower. That would be awesome. Then I could kick one of our children down to that shower someday.... Ha! J/k j/k.

 

And Amanda, I can imagine how it is sharing a bathroom with several people. I grew up with two sisters and a brother. We all shared one bathroom. Mornings were crazy!

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Short story time.

 

I've been getting on DH's case for a while about watching his word usage around Sora since he has quite the potty mouth. Admittedly, I often do too, but I am more aware and can stop myself before I swear most times. Our kid mimics everything. Really. I've warned DH nonstop that it's just a matter of time...

 

So the other night, Sora was climbing on me and I got my hair caught on something. I reacted so quickly (it HURT!) and yelled, "SH*T!" ..... What does Sora do? Starts walking around repeating the word clear as day til she tires of it.

 

Meanwhile, DH is picking on me because between the both of us, I was the one who ended up getting mimicked after all of this time of getting on his case for swearing around her...

 

Oops.

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My dh is awful about what he says when it's just Jasper around. Drives me crazy. I have literally had to say before, "Stop it, or Jasper's first word is going to be vagina!" I am not joking. Dh thinks his potty mouth and 13 year old boy humor are hysterical.  I am pretty darn good with the cursing now. However, when I do shout something, it is ridiculous. Here are examples of my curse words: "Ohhhh fuuuuudgesicles!" "Jiminy Cricket!" "Goodness gracious almighty!" "Oh good gravy!" "I don't give a rat's behind!" And I love saying that someone scared the bejeezus out of someone else. "Good gravy, Elsa! You just scared the bejeezus out of your brother!" One time, dd2 actually said to me, "Mom, I don't know what bejeezus is, but Jasper sure has a lot of it in him."

 

I sound like a grandma. 

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We're a dump water on head family, too.

Subbing. smile.gif
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Thankfully we don't have that problem here as neither dh or I have potty mouths wink1.gif I do say: "For Pete's sake" or "For the love of Pete" or goodness gracious wink1.gif

Eli leans back to have his hair rinsed, but he hates the bath tub - he is still in his baby bath tub. Our bath is so low in the ground it is impossible to bathe Eli in it. He also went through a phase of being yhysterical about baths, he would cling to me, while he was butt naked and try to climb as high as he could on me, away from the water. Luckily it lasted only 2 weeks and he went back to loving bath time.

The weather is gorgeous here... Eli and I have enjoyed every single trip to the park... He loves finding treasures. Dh, Eli and I went to the beach yesterday. Dh and Eli skipped stones into the water wink1.gif it was precious to see smile.gif
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Nochy LOVES water dumped over his head. He does it to himself and his older siblings love to do it to him too, lol. 

 

He has started saying "See? See?" when he wants to show us things. It is adorable. 

 

My midwife emailed me today and we are bartering for at ;east part of her birth fees for Baby #4... what a HUGE load off my mind! We are negative in our bank accounts right now, works ben so slow. It's a bad feeling. :( 

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Must be nice weather where many of our ladies are at. Not much activity on here so far today. I'm on my lunch break eating a super awesome salad I made.

 

Random question for all. How do you rinse your toddler's hair after shampooing? Sora refuses to lay on her back in the tub in shallow water, which used to be easiest for me. But she hates the alternative of pouring a bucket of water over her head a few times while I run my free hand over her hair to rinse. Even if I try covering her face to prevent water in the eyes and mouth, she just gets more upset. She's not leaving me any options here. Bathtime itself is great until hair-washing time... Last night was INSANE. Total meltdown when rinsing. Took 10 mins to calm down afterward. duh.gif

It's been crappy here. We woke up to 4 inches of snow this morning.

 

 

 

Levi hates any type of water on his head, but its easiest for me to use the removable showerhead to rinse his hair. 

Something that helped Casey when she was this age was singing to her while I laid her back. (ABC's, Twinkle Little Star) Before I laid her back, I'd start singing to her and then start as I sang. It soothed her very well and she learned her alphabet really early because of it. 

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