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post #21 of 3384
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Nicole, did you guys take the panel off to expose the coils?  If so, try taking a hair dryer to it.  Good reminder about the abuse forum, so it is possible, just may not be their policy.  Worth asking for sure!

 

Sara, things I did not really know!  Getting an education!  It's funny to think that guys are not as good at making it happen than girls.  Can't they learn?  And if so, why isn't this knowledge passed around?  :wink  Griddles... we have one and it is so much easier for thinks like pancakes or big batches of anything that needs to cook for a bit in a frying pan like slices of tofu, latkes, etc.  But I don't like that it's teflon coated.  I know you can get cast iron ones that spread over two burners... maybe that would be the way to go?

 

Yuck, Joanie!!  Wrap that in a plastic bag and dispose of quickly!  Blech!!!  Make your dh do it.  :thumb  At least the smell will be gone now!  And I was going to ask you how long you'd been together as well.  When dh and I hit our rough spot it was 7 years of marriage to the month.  Seriously.  It wasn't an itch to have different partners, it was just a giant slump and it was exacerbated by our second child and it was tough.  So maybe the same advice can hold true for you guys, too... if you're both committed to getting through this, there are bluer skies on the other side of four/seven years. 

 

Amber, ugh, I HATE this part of being pregnant.  I hate that constant state of nausea and aversions... no foods sound good, but you know you need to eat or it will get worse.  I empathize!  I relied heavily on certain brands of fizzy water and ginger ale to curb the more acute aversions and allow me to find a food that I could get down.  Sticking my nose in lemon wedges helped, too, while I was trying to find food to eat.

 

Amanda... seriously another cold?!  The universe it clearly asleep on the job- time to turn your luck around!

post #22 of 3384

Amanda,  Cars is one of the best kid movies to watch on repeat.  I've seen it 1,000 times and sometimes I'd still catch something new.  I'm also partial to Finding Nemo.  

 

Lucky for me, I have a sister that's 13y younger, so I got to watch The Little Mermaid about 1,000 times when I was a tad older.  I know it all by heart.  We have it now on DVD, and Olivine has watched it, but no one is obsessed at the moment.

 

Coralie is obsessed with Elmo and 'Potty Power'.  I generally only let her watch short ABC videos or something like that.

 

Joanie,  I've read about the 4 year itch before, but I'm not sure that I've known about the 7y.  My DH and I have been married for 4.5 years and together for almost 7.  We're doing pretty well now though, we've created a life with very low stress while my dh gets his business going.  Sorry about the diaper genie, gross!!

 

Coralie shrieks, dunks stuff in the toilet (including, but not limited to: dolls, hands, the toilet brush, cups), colors on walls, climbs on stuff, runs away from me in stores, takes all her clothes off, only wants to drink out of certain cups, deliberately does things that she's not supposed to, just cause, and on and one..  Pretty much every time someone complains about some 'issue' with their toddlers, I think, 'yeah, Coralie does that too'.  She's spicy!  On the flip side, she gives the best hugs, greets everyone, and is generally as funny as can be.  She's a passionate little girl.

 

Amber, Sorry your'e not feeling well, hopefully it passes quickly!

 

I am not offended by squirting, but I have no experience.  I do have a rubber pad with cloth on one side, I use it to protect a mattress against accidents, so I'm something like that would work.

post #23 of 3384

Oh, and..

 

I have a cast iron griddle.  I haven't used it much lately because I have an enormous cast iron pan now.  However, it is a good kitchen thing to own.

 

Nicole,  Sorry about your ac, that sucks so bad when you're huge and pregnant.  I hope your dh repents today!

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Amber, yuck, I hope the nausea passes quickly. Did you have it bad with J?

Joanie, eww. Good find.

Sonja, this is a busy and trying age.

Jaimee, there are tutorials all over the web for guys. That's all I could find. Also, the gal seems to have something to do with it. Only 6% do it regularly but I didn't see stats on those less regular. About privacy, if they made the DDCs private, the new posts page would be ultra slow.

Abra, I think cast iron would be the way to go for me. I've had my cast iron pans a decade now and love the clean up.

He painted my toenails and I his.
post #25 of 3384

LOL, Sara! Besides the polish on your actual skin, he did a pretty darn good job of getting the toenails! :thumb

post #26 of 3384
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I messaged Cynthia and she understood completely.  She's bringing it up at the next staff meeting!  It's possible the Groups don't support a privacy feature, but she felt strongly that it should be looked into.  I really hope it works out as I think we would all appreciate it and maybe some members would feel safer posting more and/or more frequently.  The Abuse forum is a forum, therefore different from a Group.  We'll see if that makes a difference.  Honestly, if more of the DDC Groups were private then the New posts page would be able to highlight a wider variety of posts from different forums.  I actually think that would be a positive thing.  Because how often do people read posts from other DDC's?  I know I don't.  But my eye might be caught by something from one of the many other forums I rarely frequent.

 

Abra, there is a Marilyn Monroe movie called The Seven Year Itch.  I watched it when I was in high school and that's the first time I heard about it.  I didn't really understand it, of course, but it always stuck in my head.  I actually hadn't heard of the 4 year itch.  I wonder if that is a newer phenomenon since people tend to date longer and have a longer engagement period than they used to such that after 4 years of marriage they may have been together for about 7 years.  Just a hypothesis... dh and I were together for 3 years prior to getting married so our 7 year itch was actually 10 years of being together.  Wow, that means now we've been together for 14 years.  CRAZY.

 

Oh, and Amanda, I meant to thank you for saying you loved my post earlier.  :love  And yes, I said nut up. 

post #27 of 3384
Joanie, the boy loves to paint. I learned this weekend that he has pretty good rhythm, too. He did some drumming and guitar strumming while we sheltered under tarps.

Jaimee, very cool. Keep us posted, yeah? I do think the new posts page would be nicer without all the DDC stuff. We certainly generate a lot of hits on our own.
post #28 of 3384
You do find something new every time you watch Cars. Very funny.

I feel uniquely qualified to speak to the differences between guy and girl sex since I just did the math... Of my "active" years, my partner count and years spent with each sex is split almost exactly evenly. (I will spare the count.) I think I should get an award for that. But I feel that way about most everything I do. But clearly, I'm not the squirting expert on the board. (I promise, I am done with the tmi posts for the day. And I am waiting for a reprimand from Ash.... Lol)

Maybe we could be private because we are sooooo awesome?

Love the polish. Jasper loves to line up polish bottles. I'll have to see if he wants me to paint his nails.
post #29 of 3384
Jasper just went pee in the potty. Yay! He was very excited.
post #30 of 3384
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I feel uniquely qualified to speak to the differences between guy and girl sex since I just did the math... 

I bet that looks good on a resume.

 

Yay for pee on the potty.

post #31 of 3384
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LOL, Amanda!  And yay for Jasper peeing!!

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I bet that looks good on a resume.

It's how I got my job.
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I don't think I'm the corrupting heathen.

post #34 of 3384
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Maybe we could be private because we are sooooo awesome?
 

I think that is a distinct possibility!  Are there any other DDC's that are as enduring as ours?

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Jaimee I would gladly voice my support for that also, thank you for taking the time to write Cynthia about it! Our DDC is enduring for sure, and we are mostly past the new member point. I would feel much more comfortable posting things if I knew everybody in the world didn't have access at the click of a mouse.

And I've decided I'm totally the nun of the group. I am obviously the most sexually conservative ex-stripper known to man, having never experienced squirting and being able to count all of my partners on one hand- which, by the way, does not mean I have had less sex than you guys. Hahaha. Just lots of sex with few people. Pa-pow! I have sacred respectful holy-ground vagina. +10 nun points.
post #36 of 3384
Oh, and DD1 has one single chicken pock on her back today. And we rocked our faces off at Taylor Swift last night. She really puts on a show, and talks a bit before each song about self-worth and bad feelings and working through stuff in healthy ways. Very much aimed and pre-teen and teen girls, very self-empowerment for young women. I was very impressed.
post #37 of 3384
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LOL, Ash, I'm probably the nunniest of all of you as I can count my partners with one finger.  And my cross country team used to run naked through a local nunnery during our early morning runs.  I think that counts toward nun points... or is that actually negative nun points? Oh, and did you think we were going to let the ex-stripper comment slide by?  Um, no.  Details ASAP please!

 

If Cynthia can make our group private we can also do a roll call and delete out anyone that doesn't check or post within a few day period.

post #38 of 3384

Yay for peeing in the potty!

 

I'm all for a totally private group.

 

I took a vow of abstinence for 4+ years after I got pregnant with Cyan..  I might not be the nuniest, but I'm in the running!!

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Jaimee I would gladly voice my support for that also, thank you for taking the time to write Cynthia about it! Our DDC is enduring for sure, and we are mostly past the new member point. I would feel much more comfortable posting things if I knew everybody in the world didn't have access at the click of a mouse.



And I've decided I'm totally the nun of the group. I am obviously the most sexually conservative ex-stripper known to man, having never experienced squirting and being able to count all of my partners on one hand- which, by the way, does not mean I have had less sex than you guys. Hahaha. Just lots of sex with few people. Pa-pow! I have sacred respectful holy-ground vagina. +10 nun points.

 



Hmm... I think I am the nun in this group smile.gif I am very conservative about almost everything. I can also count my partners on one finger, Jaimee! smile.gif

Just went grocery shopping with Eli, took a cab home - wasn't all bad... but carrying two weeks worth of groceries into the building by the bag, while making sure Eli doesn't run into traffic or run off ... that was tiresome. Then I had to cart each bag into the elevator, out the elevator and into our apartment. What a schlep. I tried online shopping 2 weeks ago but it drove me nuts - their site isn't very easy to navigate and it took me hours to complete the order. It was nice to have it delivered (which wasn't free either) ... taking a cab home was cheaper than having it delivered - not sure how that works but oh well. I am exhausted ... Eli is down for his nap... Now to unpack all the bags. I needed a mental break from it all lol...
post #40 of 3384
Oooohhhhh that's funny Jaimee. The naked running thing not the sex thing, but the sex thing is pretty respectable.

And um, single moms gotta do what single moms gotta do to get by, right? I picked up a few hours to make quick cash every night when I was finishing up clinicals- I would work 3ish hours as a "hostess", make more than a normal person would make in a day, and head to a 12 hour shift at the hospital right after. I was never homeless or on food stamps, so I considered it a win! You do what you gotta do. And you just pray your family doesn't find out, lol.
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