Sorry I've been AWOL for the last week or so. The "plague" hit this house with a vengence. Lots of gooey noses and horrible coughs. All weekend I've been dealing with the spins from cold medicine. Ugh I hate that stuff. it doesn't look like it affected my milk supply too much, of course Aidan wanted to nurse almost non-stop. I was taking Zicom too. Eek I'd hate to think what it would have been like without it. Tori is finally over it (still a little bit of a cough), she's had it the worst. It started for her almost 10 days ago. Even Aidan got it some, he slept in his swing for the last week. Otherwise he'd cough non-stop. And aaaah nothing like having someone blow snot out all over your boob at 4am while he nurses.
HOLY SNIKIES!! (is that clean enough
: ) Okay we seriously need our own forum. :LOL This thread is already 6 pages long and its the first week of February.
Okay to quickly respond to this major thread...
I'm so sorry about the baby. I totally understand those "mixed feelings". I often felt like I shortchanged Jackson when I got pregnant with Aidan. I still feel guilty for only BFing him 13+ months and not longer like I did with Tori (2.5+ years).
Jen- Any word from the Doc yet? Hoping its just a stuborn dry spot.
Savannah- thinking about you and your mom.
There IS light at the end of the tunnel... and it isn't a train.
Not much longer. Not much longer.
Welcome to the newbies joining the Sep Chatfest.
Rants about DH and his "helpfulness" or lack of sometimes. Ooooh he drives me up the wall with the dishes. He hates to do dishes, not my favorite thing either but hey they have to get done. When he cooks... he uses EVERY flippin' (again clean enough??
) pan and dish. And can't possibly do a little cleaning as he goes... heck no it's pile it all in the sink and leave it.
And guess who gets to clean it up? And who gets to clean it up when I cook? Yep, ME!!!
On the "rare" occasion he does clean the kitchen there is ALWAYS something that gets left undone. Pots & pans left on the stove. Or food left out on the counter.
Drives me crazy. And heaven FORBID he open the dishwasher and LOOK to see if they are clean or dirty. He just "assumes" they are whatever is inapporiate for what he's doing. Can't put a dirty dish in there "thought they were clean". Can't unload them "thought they were dirty".
He's pretty good about helping around the house. Sometimes I have to "remind" him that when he gets home that doesn't mean sit on the couch or at your computer with your face glued to it. I pretty much make him get up with Tori & Jack on the mornings he's off(sat-mon, got to love a 4-day work week
). I get up when Aidan is ready to get up for the day... and lately with being sick... I've been going back to bed so he's had all three of them in the mornings. I think it has "reopened" his eyes to how much work there is around here. :LOL
Aidan started rolling over about 3 weeks ago. Suddenly one moment he was laying quietly on his back... next thing I looked down he was on his tummy. Moments later was suddened ruckus with Jack I looked back at Aidan again... he was back on his back.
He has definitely figured out the proper "motions" for crawling... opposing arms and legs movement but he hasn't tried to actually lift himself up off the floor yet. He had his but in the air two days ago and had a look like "I think I might do something...".
He's also doing a full fledged cackling laugh. Usually when I'm sitting there looking at him, turn my face away, look back and gasp in suprise. Do it enough times he goes from smiles, to BIG smiles to giggle to full on belly laughing cackles. He also loves to be "chinned" (poke him with my chin in his side or his arm).
I think it was a couple weeks ago now that Aidan discovered his voice... at 5am in the morning.
: For several mornings in a row he woke up at about 5am and just started chattering and/or Whoot Owling in his bassinet at the foot of our bed. Not exactly when you want a chatterbox.
Originally Posted by llyra
Can babies have nightmares? Yeah, this is totally off-topic and random, but the strangest thing happened last night. Julia was sleeping. It was about 11, and I was lying next to her reading, and all of a sudden she sort of stiffened out, flung her arms out, opened her eyes (only this all happened in an instant) and SCREAMED. Not like that silly scream she's been doing just 'cause she loves her voice. This was like when she was newborn and I'd try to give her a bath-- a scream of terror. She turned all red and cried for like a minute, and then fell right back asleep. I didn't even have time to pick her up; I just put a hand on her belly. She didn't even look at me; her eyes were wide and she looked terrified, like when I run the vacuum cleaner (my daughter is scared half to death by the vacuum.)
Sounds like a gas bubble to me. All of mine have done something like that... usually followed by some loud gurgling in the belly or a loud... how shall we say... expulsion of air from the posterior.
Originally Posted by llyra
What would a baby nightmare be like? Maybe she dreamed the milk dried up, or maybe it was a dream about an interminably wet diaper, or having to have her nose unclogged over and over, or maybe (!) it was about the vacuum cleaner running!
Definitely HEY WHERE'S MY BOOB!!
: We've often joked when seeing one of the babies grin really big in their sleep... "aah dreamin' about the boobage".
Who was is that said "no purple dinosaur'? ITA there is no Evil Purple Thing allowed in this house. :scold :scold Don't care if he is from Texas... not gonna do it, not gonna do it. :LOL Actually DH is move anti-B than I am. He's the one that calls it the Evil Purple Thing.
DS#1 would sometimes whack himself in the head while he was nursing.
He'd also whack his head on the floor sometimes too. So far doesn't appear to have caused any brain damage. Just makes us wonder if he'd going to be our football scholarship boy.
J/king. He did learn it wasn't good to whack his head on the kitchen floor... tile is not soft.
Yes... there is a proper way to fold towels. Half, then half, then tri-fold. Unless its going to hung up... then it is trifold first then half and half again.
Okay its REALLY late now and I started this post way too long ago. Night.