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post #21 of 88
Oh yay! A secret group, perfect. I've been wishing we could connect on fb somehow, to share stuff in a not so public way, but didn't want to seem like a weirdo asking to be fb friends since we don't "know" each other. orngtongue.gif

Things are well here, ugh but the slow typing thing is happening here today. Boo!

No crawling (fine by me!), nursing is great, no teeth yet, she loves her food (I hate the diapers), sleep is pretty good, no AF yet, and I (thankfully) don't have to deal with time change here.

Off to bed smile.gif
post #22 of 88
BFing:-
I have my moments of feeling frustrated, especially with some of Baby A's gymnurstics and serious nursing ADD, but overall I am really enjoying our breastfeeding relationship. I've only had 2 hiccups in 8 mths: a small milk bleb, resolved very nervously with a sterilized needle point, and a stressful long night where it felt like I had no milk which was the result of a low water consumption, not eating enough day. Her hunger and poor sleep worried and quickly got me back on track so the following day was filled with oats and plenty of water!

AF:-
i've had 2 periods so far, one came about 4 mths pp when she randomly slept through the night once and had a few longer night sleeps and also slept thru once or maybe twice based on the 5hr stretch definition. My second period came last month. Wish it would stay away much much longer!

Time Change:-
I've been trying to incorporate these.suggestions, thanks for sharing kellybeth!

Milestones:-
She is crawling but not fully on her knees, more like a half pull, half crawl, like she's scaling a horizontal building or something, lol. She does get on her hands and knees and rock backward and forwards tho like she's preparing to shoot off. She pulls up to standing on her own, has started 'talking' again (had started saying dadadada nanana baba and then abruptly stopped again), and is on the verge of waving hi.

In general she's just a gorgeous bundle of laughter, giggles, gurgles, foot chomping ball of fun - when she's not trying to screamtimidate me, most often to set her free from her chair or swing (having to minimize wearing her not only due to her increasing weight but also because of some back pain which I probably caused myself with improper posture, sigh)

Very happy about the FB group, thanks KB! smile.gif
post #23 of 88
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Originally Posted by odinsmama View Post

Oh yay! A secret group, perfect. I've been wishing we could connect on fb somehow, to share stuff in a not so public way, but didn't want to seem like a weirdo asking to be fb friends since we don't "know" each other. orngtongue.gif
 

 

Ha! I've totally felt the same way. It's funny, though, since I feel closer to you mamas than many of my "real-life" FB friends. I mean, I guess having shared birth stories and intimate details about our most hormonal times does that to you! Weird how our social networks are.

 

I'm not doing well keeping up with anything - laundry, eating, people, work, etc., etc... I went to a wedding of a dear friend with my husband yesterday, and left Olive for five hours with my mom. The longest stretch she'd been away from both of her parents was forty-five minutes; the longest stretch she'd been away from me (staying with hubby) was two and a half hours. I was so worked up! We'd been planning it for a long time, but this week was crazy and I barely had time to pump, so I had just over two ounces to leave her (!!) but my mom brought fresh coconut water and I'd made her a green smoothie of foods she'd sampled before, and I gave her permission to give her water and frozen banana in a mesh feeder and fresh banana and fresh avo... she ended up not even drinking the breastmilk (what do you do with it if it's been warmed before? you can't use it again, right?) but having sips of the smoothie and she played with the other foods. She did really well with my mom and even slept for her a few times, 

 

phooey, more later

post #24 of 88

Oh no, does this mean I have to join fb?! 

post #25 of 88
Thread Starter 

no, it'll just be a private place for photos and such, but i imagine our conversations will remain as active on here. 

post #26 of 88
oh, l&g! That's what I imagined to be the caveat to abandoning DDC. I definitely don't want to lose anyone!!

I'm just a mess today - to attempt to continue my earlier post. I've been a mess for a week or two, really. Can't seem to get out of my funk. My husband and I have been going through a lot, so that's affecting me, but there's work stuff and teething stuff, and then I just get depressed and add food stuff to the mix, too. If I could I'd just curl up on the couch with comfort food (vegan grilled cheese sandwiches, chocolate-covered pretzels, tea) and stare at the tv. Usually if I daydream about that kind of thing, it helps, but today it isn't working at all. Just want to cry! Maybe hormonal? My friend (with the 17-month-old) just got AF back last night, so maybe I'm trending with her and PMSing?

Uuugh, sorry for being such a downer. I just wanna check out for today.
post #27 of 88
hug2.gif sgsnyder. Hope you feel better soon.
post #28 of 88
I have to say, I'm really enjoying this age (7ish mo). He's just a rolly polly bundle of smiles. Lately he's been shouting out DA DA DA! Da! At his dada :-) insanely fun.
post #29 of 88
Thread Starter 

sorry you are in a funk-it'll pass! just be sure to get the negative out, either by writing, walking, meditating, talking or whatever.

 

naomi just went CRAZY over my chipotle sweet potato soup. it's not like really spicy but it's not mild. and she wanted MORE MOOORE MOOOOOAAAARR!

 

we are both sick still, yesterday was worse for me. hubby is sick now too. mwap mwap.

babies are so much fun! i seriously love being a sahm/wahm. it's the best. i know i am lucky to be able to do this, but establishing my business was hard, and took years for me to actually be able to support myself on it. it's slower now than before but with all the stuff i have to do now, i totally don't mind. it works. 

post #30 of 88
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Originally Posted by sgsnyder View Post

oh, l&g! That's what I imagined to be the caveat to abandoning DDC. I definitely don't want to lose anyone!!

I'm just a mess today - to attempt to continue my earlier post. I've been a mess for a week or two, really. Can't seem to get out of my funk. My husband and I have been going through a lot, so that's affecting me, but there's work stuff and teething stuff, and then I just get depressed and add food stuff to the mix, too. If I could I'd just curl up on the couch with comfort food (vegan grilled cheese sandwiches, chocolate-covered pretzels, tea) and stare at the tv. Usually if I daydream about that kind of thing, it helps, but today it isn't working at all. Just want to cry! Maybe hormonal? My friend (with the 17-month-old) just got AF back last night, so maybe I'm trending with her and PMSing?

Uuugh, sorry for being such a downer. I just wanna check out for today.

 

:grouphug

had this for a few weeks- it was totally hormones!  honestly, it wasn't PMS- it was ovulation!  ugh!!! plus people in my space. 

 

my poor husband and i were really struggling too (not directly w/ each other, but b/c i was so overwhelmed and fried and blech, and he was fasting and working a LOT) and it was definitely not a good season for either of us.  

i caught up some tv shows on netflix.

made my 'paleo' cookies daily.

started drinking coffee again (need to break that habit again!)

 

BUT -got our homeschool schedule somewhat in place.

and still behind on work.... but it's baseball play-offs, so just letting it go for now!

 

so here's for it ending soon!  give yourself a little more space, down time, baths, and find a comfort food that isn't gonna add to it!

 

 (spaghetti squash over here, w/ spinach and fresh tomato sauce w/ roasted garlic, almond butter cookies, munched like crazy on the squash seeds w/ 2 kids this morning, coconut milk cocoa, my special wings w/ loads of chipotle)

post #31 of 88
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

Oh no, does this mean I have to join fb?! 

Oh, poo, I was hoping we were all on there already greensad.gif
post #32 of 88

I had the most adorable thing happen last night. A is learning about "whispering" and instead of moaning to wake me up to feed he reached over, pulled my shirt and whispered "Heeeeey." 

post #33 of 88
Aww, so cute typebug!! I wish my LO was saying something, but I am very happy that today she waved 'hi'!. I've been working on it less than a week, being very deliberate and exaggerated and making certain I wave every single time when I say hi. I've noticed her looking down at her hands sort of practising just getting the fingers to move instead of her whole hand, (so cute!) and finally today she waved!
Edited by Cat77 - 10/9/13 at 4:55am
post #34 of 88
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Originally Posted by typebug View Post

I had the most adorable thing happen last night. A is learning about "whispering" and instead of moaning to wake me up to feed he reached over, pulled my shirt and whispered "Heeeeey." 

*jaw drops*

That's incredible! Sooo sweet!
post #35 of 88
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I had the most adorable thing happen last night. A is learning about "whispering" and instead of moaning to wake me up to feed he reached over, pulled my shirt and whispered "Heeeeey." 

so sweet! wish naomi would whisper. she loves to scream bloody murder for fun. 

post #36 of 88
Oh my gosh, whispering baby.... SO cute!!
Yeah, I've got a screamer here. Especially when she's tired. Right in my ear.

Love the new what are WE eating thread, will pop in over there when the typing isn't slow. For now I'm going to take my multivitamin, which I always forget, because my food sucked today... Oops.
post #37 of 88

Odinsmama, Margot is a screamer, too. It totally startled me when she started doing it last week- out of nowhere these shrieky bloody murder type screams and squeals. I worriedly peeked at her face (she was slung on my hip) and saw only joy and elation in her face. haha! Stinker. Gotta love babies.

post #38 of 88

wow- i love babies!!!  only your beloved child could get away w/ whispering heeeeeey to get to your bosom!  my little guy is pretty quiet in our nursing/sleep space, but sometimes he gets really excited to see me and crashes his head on mine in grinning enthusiasm when he wakes up and finds me there....  normally he kinda mutters/sings/grunts to me.  it's sooooo sweet.

 

aaaah!  so lil dude moved out of our bed for some of the night, and was sleeping like a champ.  which means for 2 nights i slept like a champ, then, bam, i woke up in the wee hours of wednesday morning w/ a ridiculously painful, lumpy hard breast!  i didn't sleep that 3rd night, i was up all night b/c there's no comfortable position for something like that!  it was horrendous.  he's back in the bed, i'm not sleeping as much or as deeply, but there's only a small lump left and almost no tenderness.  i also had a mild fever of about 99 degrees on wednesday evening that broke in the night leaving me soaked 2x.  ugh ugh ugh.

 

i don't know if my body was fighting something else, but this guy nurses all night long.  at least he did last night and the night before!  

 

so for now, i will keep the squirming stalker in exchange for healthy breasts!  

post #39 of 88
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Originally Posted by HouseofPeace View Post

wow- i love babies!!!  only your beloved child could get away w/ whispering heeeeeey to get to your bosom!  my little guy is pretty quiet in our nursing/sleep space, but sometimes he gets really excited to see me and crashes his head on mine in grinning enthusiasm when he wakes up and finds me there....  normally he kinda mutters/sings/grunts to me.  it's sooooo sweet.

aaaah!  so lil dude moved out of our bed for some of the night, and was sleeping like a champ.  which means for 2 nights i slept like a champ, then, bam, i woke up in the wee hours of wednesday morning w/ a ridiculously painful, lumpy hard breast!  i didn't sleep that 3rd night, i was up all night b/c there's no comfortable position for something like that!  it was horrendous.  he's back in the bed, i'm not sleeping as much or as deeply, but there's only a small lump left and almost no tenderness.  i also had a mild fever of about 99 degrees on wednesday evening that broke in the night leaving me soaked 2x.  ugh ugh ugh.

i don't know if my body was fighting something else, but this guy nurses all night long.  at least he did last night and the night before!  

so for now, i will keep the squirming stalker in exchange for healthy breasts!  

Ugh, I feel you. Sucks that you got the full fever too. I just had clogged ducts for 36 hours this week. Two on one side and one on the other. I was swollen up to my armpit.
post #40 of 88
How's sleep going for everyone these days, in general?. It seems as if sleeping (at night) is getting worse for us. It could be teething - he's definitely in the throes of that. He's up every 2 hours, crying and upset. I'm exhausted....
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