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post #21 of 35
Hey everyone! I knew you'd like that article smile.gif my hubby actually was the one who saw it on FB first and told me about it lol. He's been really great. He works long days but does what he can.

We start daycare two weeks from today. Yikes! It's just down the road, and I'm friends with the lady so it won't be too much of a worry but it's still a big change for us. I haven't been away from her for more than a couple hours so I think it will be a shock for me. Her, she's super social and we went over there this morning and she barely even looked at me so I know she will be fine. She had so much fun that she refused her morning nap. Lol. She's growing up so fast.

I'm mostly worried about working on such little sleep. Maybe if she transitions to one nap her nights will be better. She's never been a great sleeper though so who knows! I'm looking forward to getting out, using my brain again and being around people !!!

Teles, didn't you start last week? Interested to hear your experience so far!
post #22 of 35

I just wrote a giant, thoughtful post in response to all of you. My computer decided it would be a great time to randomly go back to the last page and all of it disappeared. So much rage.

 

I don't have it in me to write it all out again. I love you all. Keep your heads up. I posted a new thread about daycare.

 

sigh

post #23 of 35

teles. sorry. :stillheart

 

 

hubby brought home these kale chips.

kale chips. sounds innocent enough. baked with nooch.

so i open them, smell em, says vegan. okay. chew chew munch munch.. still reading bag...CHIA SEED

blech ack pitooey ack

i didn't swallow any but just having those damned things in my mouth has given me hives. all down the right side of my face and my chest and ankle. 

the last time i had chia (first time, lesson learned) i had hives for days and then wake up one morning and my eyes were swollen shut. doctor gave me an antihistamine. 

but i'm breastfeeding and don't know what to do now. 

so itchy. 

so, so itchy. 

post #24 of 35
Ack, kellybeth, so sorry about the itchiness!! greensad.gif
And sorry to hear about the marital disharmony as well. Sux. DH and I were in a pretty good place for a while... Doing stuff, all of us, on the weekends instead of him taking the boys and F and I staying home. We were hanging out at night instead of doing our own thing online or whatever. Then the kids and I got sick, and we are STILL sick with this virus from hell, and I'm too beat at night to have a conversation. So we are off, but we know it and we've talked about it and are planning to turn the gadgets off tonight and just more often in general.

I'm so sick of being sick, though. I was feeling better but now I'm achey again. F has been just screaming at me today. She's finally napping. The boys are just coughing their heads off and fighting.
And I'm just feeling stressed, or something. Like this feeling that I've forgotten to pay the bills or something.
We have a looming trip that we need to plan, with his fam, but we are dragging our feet. It's a lot of money and it's taken us a while to build up our savings and this will basically drain it. So we need to figure out if we want to do it at all. And he needs to be the one to have that convo with his parents. I think it's bothering me, just the whole thing.

I've also had zero friend time this week, since we are sick, so that's always a little taxing on my sanity.

Ugh, yeah, just a rough week. We need to get out and play.
post #25 of 35
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I'm so sick of being sick, though. I was feeling better but now I'm achey again. F has been just screaming at me today. She's finally napping. The boys are just coughing their heads off and fighting.
And I'm just feeling stressed, or something. Like this feeling that I've forgotten to pay the bills or something.
We have a looming trip that we need to plan, with his fam, but we are dragging our feet. It's a lot of money and it's taken us a while to build up our savings and this will basically drain it. So we need to figure out if we want to do it at all. And he needs to be the one to have that convo with his parents. I think it's bothering me, just the whole thing.

I've also had zero friend time this week, since we are sick, so that's always a little taxing on my sanity.

Ugh, yeah, just a rough week. We need to get out and play.

well said.

 

especially the stressed like forgotten bills!!!!  so so so w/ you on that! 

 

and yes to the rest....

 

kellybeth- jaw2.gif  I'm so sorry!!!!  that sucks royally.  i feel bad b/c i react SO STRONGLY to gluten, and i just don't eat out or anything i haven't call the company on, and i've been making new friends who are kinda getting worried about me not eating at social events... but it's so not worth the pain!!!!

 

can't wait for my husband to get back so that i can see him and have snuggle time!  i'm hurting for my bed buddy.  

post #26 of 35
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I just wrote a giant, thoughtful post in response to all of you. My computer decided it would be a great time to randomly go back to the last page and all of it disappeared. So much rage.

 

I don't have it in me to write it all out again. I love you all. Keep your heads up. I posted a new thread about daycare.

 

sigh

totally made me freak out when i read this.

 

i so hate that!

 

hugs and thanks for the thoughts!!!!

post #27 of 35

I haven't posted in awhile - hope you remember me!

 

Chris is doing great... crawling up a storm, clapping his hands, giggling like a maniac. He likes to sing along to songs and dance. No walking yet but it always seems like he's *almost* there.

 

Lots of changes going on around here. I went back to work full time in January (I work from home, but am pretty tied to my desk from 9-4) and we hired a nanny. She's awesome.  The only problem with her is that she's pregnant, so will only be with us for a few months -- due at the end of May.. which isn't SO bad because I'm due at the end of June with another boy! So, 20 weeks pregnant now... Feeling great, finally telling people -- I tend to get a little paranoid about things being "ok" and just had the 20 week u/s which shows a healthy little guy so yeah :)

 

Chris will be 16 months old when his brother is born which is a bit scary for me, but I'm sure we'll get through it. I'm glad he'll have a close sibling - if we didn't decide to just go for it now I think I would have thought myself out of it (see paranoid above). As it is, the baby will be born a week before my 40th birthday!

 

The stressing thing lately is that my DH was in the hospital with gall bladder issues (sepsis) for a week in December, then had his gallbladder removed mid January.. and a few days after surgery developed a blood clot (DVT) in his leg which landed him back in the hospital for another few days. He's home now, but unable to walk and in constant pain, and constant pain does not beget a very nice or happy guy. I am getting very tired of being the one doing EVERYTHING including being his personal servant, which then makes me feel guilty for not being as loving etc as usual. I think there is light at the end of the tunnel though since last night was much better - he actually was able to sleep for most of the night, and he's been pretty cheerful today.

 

Chris decided he wants nothing to do with breastfeeding a couple of weeks ago which makes me sad, but there was really not very much milk there anymore and he would just get frustrated. Once he stopped I had zero engorgement or leaking or any change at all really. He loves his bottle though, and hasn't looked back. I try to get him to nurse first to get what little antibodies there are, but he gets quite angry when I do. 

 

I can't wait for this snow to end! I had to learn how to use the snowblower which was actually quite fun. My DH has been saying it was too heavy for me. Pfft. Way easier than shovelling all this snow!

post #28 of 35

Congratulations Akemi! I hope your DH is on the mend. You sound like you could use some R&R.

post #29 of 35
Congrats, Akemi!!

I have a question for those us breastfeeding. Teeth. Oh my god. My son now has a lot of sharp teeth and he bites me. He still loves to breastfeed too. How do you handle this? Any suggestions?
post #30 of 35

oh my!  Congrats Akemi!!!!  

 

Dia-

DS was biting a whole lot at around 6-8 months, and I would just put him down and say no bite, or gentle or something.  He got it after a few weeks, it is tough though.  Hopefully you will have luck with something like that, especially since he is a bit older now.

 

Sorry KB about not feeling well.  Hope it all resolves soon.

post #31 of 35
I have a biter too. I used to stop nursing, give a firm no and put the boob away for few minutes. That worked! It took a lot of repetition though.

My current problem is he sneaks up behind me and bites my arm or knee really hard, laughs and runs away. I respond with eye contact while holding his arm so he can't escape and I give a very serious "no" and "that hurts mommy." So far no luck. Biting me is still HILARIOUS.
post #32 of 35
Thread Starter 
Miss L has had tons of razor sharp teeth starting at <5 months, so she has bitten or tried to bite periodically for a long time (never lasts longer than a day and is usually just once or twice now before she stops-- maybe she tries this every month or so). My strategy has always been to turn over or take her off and say "all done nursing" in the most boring, dispassionate voice ever (takes practice)! She also found it hilarious at first, so I try to take the wind out of it. General biting is just prevention as much as possible, and "We don't bite people or animals (or I won't let you bite me)-- biting hurts. Here, you can bite this..." (toy or whatever). Just a lot of repetition... But it's not a major problem for us and she puts EVERYTHING in her mouth and does like to bite... Oral fixation!
post #33 of 35
Thanks guys, on the biting issue.

He doesn't do it on purpose, but it happens a lot now that he's got so many sharp teeth. I'm totally committed to continue breastfeeding as long as wants, too!
post #34 of 35

Thanks for the congratulations everyone :) 

post #35 of 35
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Thanks for the congratulations everyone :) 

delayed on responding but YAY!!!!!

 

AND CONGRATS!!!

 

just hit 12 weeks here.  

 

blessings and rest and healing to you and yours!!!!!  after nursing my husband through the FLU for only one week i was tired and angry and overwhelmed- your situation is INTENSE!

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