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September 2013 Chit Chat - Page 58post #1141 of 33849/11/13 at 6:44pmpost #1142 of 33849/11/13 at 6:48pm
Sora had so much fun on Sunday that now she asks me every night, "I go shopping with David?" over and over in her crib. It's always when I lay her down for bed. She misses her BFF and it's so dang cute. I said, "Do you miss David?" and she nodded and went, "Yeah ." So I told her I'd try to set up a playdate to see him again soon, maybe tomorrow, and now she's saying, "I go shopping with David tomorrow." Oy... I'm sure she actually understands what I'm talking about and now I texted his mom to see about tomorrow. Cuz I can't exactly let down my kid now that I got her hopes up. These sentences she's using are getting complex.post #1143 of 33849/11/13 at 6:50pmpost #1144 of 33849/11/13 at 6:54pmpost #1145 of 33849/11/13 at 6:56pm
Cheese sure is a favorite around here too. I put a little butter on Sora's popcorn tonight and she went, "Mmmm! Cheese!" when she tasted it. Her excitement was hilarious. I said, "No, honey, that's butter, but close!" so from then on she went, "Mmmm, butter!"
My kid makes "yummy sounds" like me..... DH always makes fun of me for it but hey I can't help that I enjoy my food so much.post #1146 of 33849/11/13 at 6:57pmpost #1147 of 33849/11/13 at 7:08pmpost #1148 of 33849/11/13 at 7:12pmpost #1149 of 33849/11/13 at 7:20pmpost #1150 of 33849/11/13 at 8:07pmQuote:
As a mother who has had one of each kind of kid, I totally get what it's like when a kid is a later talker. The worst part is that it leads to a lot of frustration because the child knows what he/she wants, but can't tell you! I don't think Coralie understands more than other kids her age, but she communicates really well. It makes me really think about how it must be so frustrating for small kids that can't talk or say what they're feeling. The funniest thing that Coralie has said lately is.. The other day I tried to give her a bad tasting vitamin with her breakfast, she looked right at me and said, "I don't like that, give it to Olivine".. Heh.post #1151 of 33849/11/13 at 8:22pmThat's another reason I'm not worried. Conner understands everything we tell him. He can point us out, the animals by name, a handful of body parts... And he gets his point across most of the time, but I can tell it frustrates him and I feel bad for him. He'll get there.
I really don't want to work tomorrow or Friday. They're my last two days but damn. I just had this super strong desire sweep over me and I'm done, LOL.post #1152 of 33849/11/13 at 8:32pmpost #1153 of 33849/11/13 at 8:58pm
I am so tired:( It has been a long day ... DH is due home soon from work. yay for distraction. Hope it is not so hot tomorrow. Eli is starting to make more and more sentences and pretty much knows how to express what he needs. Spider is his newest word, mostly because there have been so many of them
Nicole, I hope you get some good rest and I am glad you didn't take the overnight shift.post #1154 of 33849/11/13 at 9:03pm
OMG How am I gonna keep up with you ladies?!?
OK here goes...
Nicole - omg don't work. I remember when I was suddenly done (I was in a severe autism preschool classroom) and it was just... over. There was absolutely no going back. I only had a week left but I had to let them call in a sub because it was just over. I'm glad I'm back in time to see how the end of your pregnancy/labor/birth of baby Layla go! Do you have any final belly shots to share??
Abra - PUPPIES?!? For real? That story about Coralie is hysterical. My high school friend's father didn't speak a single word until he was 5 years old when, at the dinner table, he said "I don't want this. Get me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich."
Joanie - KJ makes enthusiastic yummy sounds, too. I love it. She also talks to the dog like I do. She's also maybe said "oh, sh*t!" a couple times. Oops.
Ash - hiii! I like Bettie's first sentence. Makes me know I can trust her.
Amanda - I don't understand why you're not down for some hot sex in the cat pee van. What's your problem? You're acting like such a freaking Snape right now. Sheez get over yourself. And could you show a little more cleavage while you're at it?
Sara - I am having the same issue with being a little too skinny, for a few months I was awful about not eating a real dinner (like chips and salsa every night) and also KJ is nursing ALL the time. I try adding coconut oil to everything and I fatten up oatmeal with peanut butter and coconut butter or cashew cream (blended cashews, dates, vanilla). I still want a little more meat on my bones but I also assume that the weight will come back as soon as KJ weans. I can't wait for camping pictures!
Hi to everyone I missed!
OK mini-update for now... it's a billion degrees, our sleep sucks, and we got a new dog so I think we are insane. Well the dog is actually probably the best dog in the world but still it is insane. Just all the upfront costs (adoption fee, first vet visit, supplies, etc) and the whole mental shift of thinking of the dog whenever we're out of the house or considering a day or overnight trip. But KJ is in love. Every morning she wakes up and looks at him and squeals "Oh hi, Marty! Hiii! Oh, hug Marty!" But she says his name "Mah-nee." He's Marty, short for Marty McFly. As if that weren't painfully obvious.
Sleep is exponentially worse than it's ever been. Seriously it's just awful. She wakes up approximately 5-7 times between 8:30pm (when she goes to sleep) and 1am or so. Then from roughly 3-7am she nurses nonstop. I am not exaggerating. Non. Stop. Every time I try to turn over, or leave the bed, or gently say that the milkie is going night-night, she has a complete meltdown the likes of which I've never seen. Screaming "mama" and reaching for me and getting so worked up I'm afraid she's going to vomit. I think her 2-year molars are coming in - has anyone else experienced such an intense nighttime nursing addiction? She's more clingy with me during the day too, and has been ever since we got back from a trip back east mid-August. I'm exhausted. Beyond exhausted. And DH is in the middle of a 16-day stretch of working with no nights off. And like 14-hr days. So shoot me.
Missed you ladies!
Edited by MrsKatie - 9/11/13 at 9:14pmpost #1155 of 33849/11/13 at 9:30pm
I just introduced my dh to JILL, both the right and left handed versions. I'm pretty sure he's outside now cheating on me! Ha ha. Really though, he thought it was the best thing he's heard in a long time and he can't believe he made it this long without knowing about it..
Katie - Welcome back! Sorry that sleep is not going well. All my kids have woken at night to nurse for a long time, but none have been extreme about it. I hope you're able to figure something out. Maybe Ash has some suggestions, I think she night-weaned Bettie awhile back. Coralie also LOVES our dogs. Our dog that's pregnant is named Barbara, but Coralie pronounces is Bark-a, which is really a better name. We call the dog that most of the time actually. We breed dogs as part of our income, we've been doing it for over a year now. It really helps us financially and I'm fascinated with birth and baby animals.
Coralie loves cheese too. She asks for it about 10 times a day..
On a totally separate note.. Does anyone else shed extra hair in the fall? My hair has been falling way more in the last week or so. I read online that it's really normal to lose more hair in Sept/Oct, but I can't remember it happening to me before this. I'm just wondering how long I should wait before I get more worried? The internet said that if it goes on for more than a month, that maybe something else is wrong... I was hardly losing any hair at all before this though and I don't remember having much pp hair loss, maybe it's catching up with me now?? I had my thyroid checked a year ago, it was fine then, but I know things can change..post #1156 of 33849/11/13 at 9:50pmWelcome back Katie! Oren nurses at night kind of like that. Though he sleeps from 8 to 11 through, then often he'll pop off and sleep until 3. But from 3 to 7, its nonstop. I feel your pain. And if he's sick or teething he does what KJ is doing. Yawn!
So I was an hour late for work today because I got lost in the woods with my bike. I felt so dumb. I'm not usually that person.post #1157 of 33849/11/13 at 10:58pmQuote:Originally Posted by Abraisme
I just introduced my dh to JILL, both the right and left handed versions. I'm pretty sure he's outside now cheating on me! Ha ha. Really though, he thought it was the best thing he's heard in a long time and he can't believe he made it this long without knowing about it...
This made me bust out laughing. LOLpost #1158 of 33849/11/13 at 10:59pmpost #1159 of 33849/12/13 at 12:44amKatie, that's some extreme night waking. Our littlest does things about half that extreme from time to time, but usually one. Or two days of rocking through a wakeup instead of nursing helps him reset. His most recent time was when 7 molars and canines cut almost simultaneously. We also have experimented with giving pain meds at bedtime to help. I nightweaned S a while ago when he got really intense (for me) about night nursing. I kind of did the jay Gordon thing, but I'm not a hard-ass about it. If he flipped out, I would nurse again for a few minutes and re-unlatch him again and again. After a few days of the unlatching stage, he was so much better about going back to sleep and waking less. I also insist on nursing manners day and night, so if he's losing it, I remind him of the nursing sign or ask him if he wants to nurse and encourage him to answer calmly. Having him begin nursing calmly is big for me psychologically I guess. Nightweaning didn't stick due to illness but he nurses briefly and infrequently at night, and I don't sleep anyway (clearly, I started and edited this post nearly 2 hours apart with a lot of pretending to sleep in between) so it works for us for now outside of the weight loss issues.
Kirsten, an hour lost in the woods! Glad you found your way out.
Edited by seraf - 9/12/13 at 1:43ampost #1160 of 33849/12/13 at 5:26amThread StarterQuote:Originally Posted by Abraisme
On a totally separate note.. Does anyone else shed extra hair in the fall? My hair has been falling way more in the last week or so. I read online that it's really normal to lose more hair in Sept/Oct, but I can't remember it happening to me before this. I'm just wondering how long I should wait before I get more worried? The internet said that if it goes on for more than a month, that maybe something else is wrong... I was hardly losing any hair at all before this though and I don't remember having much pp hair loss, maybe it's catching up with me now?? I had my thyroid checked a year ago, it was fine then, but I know things can change..
YES! I was just thinking the same thing yesterday. All day long I feel like something is tickling me and it's just loose hairs falling out against my arm or leg. My brush looks like a small animal, my bathroom floor looks like someone had a hair cut, and I've had to start picking hair out of the shower drain again. It's crazy! Hopefully it's just this fall thing and it stops soon!
Katie, I'm sorry to hear about KJ's atrocious sleep. That sounds like hell. I decided that I had had enough a few months back and went to sleep in the guest room while dh sleeps with Avery. There have been a handful of crying incidents, but dh has always prevailed at getting him back to sleep. Mostly it was ridiculously easy. Of course, we haven't moved on from this stage yet... we need to transition him to his own sleep surface and/or his own room at some point here so that I can stop sleeping in the guest room. But I'm also not so eager to change something that is working for us right now. Have you considered just not sleeping with her? Is that possible with your dh's schedule? I forget when he works.
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