Originally Posted by JenInMpls
But you know, I stopped and took the quiz and actually counted this time, and I came out in the top category, Super Nutty, Ultra-Crunchy Granola Earth Mama! :LOL to our Anna Banana I give much credit, as I counted using her milk in the SNS the same as allowing another person to breastfeed Tristan.
SEE!! I just KNEW you were crunchier than me. :LOL :LOL I think there is a big difference between having a c-section because your labor stalled and you were getting totally exhausted & being pressured because of your "past due" status and deciding to just schedule a c-section because it is much more "convenient" to know when the baby will be born and not having to deal with labor at all.
Okay I'm not getting hardly ANY of the email notices now. I haven't since the move to the new servers.
: How rude.
I read some more of the old thread the other night. Still have a few more pages (5) to go.
: But I WILL get through it all. :LOL
Okay here's a little of what I've had a chance to reply too. :LOL
Aidan is magnetically attracted to the underside of the couch! Every time I turn around… his head is under it. And he doesn’t like it either.
Our house is pretty much baby/toddler proofed since I’ve got Tori and Jack too. Though its amazing what Tori will get into. She’s always been my uber-engineer with her siege engine building.
Cats can be satan. Okay I love my cats… okay one I don’t so much but I do love the other two. One of those is the WORST at being obnoxious when it’s the most inconvenient time. I try to always throw some food down late at night so they don’t wait us early in the morning… unfortunately the dog that DH just HAD to have sometimes takes care of that. I’m really not a dog person anymore.
Slings/Carriers & Pouches.
I have waaaaay too many slings/pouches/carriers. I really need to sell some of them off. I don’t use most of them hardily if at all. I tried to find a carrier that Jack would be happy in when he was a newborn/infant. He hated just about all carriers until he was about 6 months old. He liked (and still does) the stroller better. Now, he does enjoy the Ergo on my back occasionally. Aidan is okay with being in the pouch, he likes the Kelty that David uses-- LOVES to swing those legs! but it hurts my back if I use it for too long. I love the look of those Thumblina pouches, always liked the look of the Zolo slings but luckily (for my wallet) I've given up on slings, I just can't get them to feel comfortable and stay snug. I'll stick to pouches. I like my PeaInAPod, my KKAFPs and my NewNative (which is khaki and matches almost everything :LOL). I keep thinking I should try an ABC carrier...
FF your pouches look awesome. How much fabric do you need to make a "medium" sized pouch? I might need you to make us one.
I love the look of pouches done in batiks. Love batiks now.
Sorry to hear about that experience with the woman and her baby same age as Bryn. I couldn’t go 5 hours without food either. Maybe you’ll be able to influence her with better choices and guidance. J
Falling off the couch…
Aidan fell off the couch about a month ago. I felt horrible. Of course he bumped his forehead on the coffee table too. Nice little bump. And then last week, he was laying on the changing table (pad sitting on top of an antique dresser. I was getting ready to change him. I leaned down and opened a drawer to get a new outfit out of it. I suddenly had something landing on my head. I grabbed real quick (got his legs) but he still bumped his cheek a little on part of the drawer. Of course this was right before we were going to try to get some pictures taken the next day. LOVELY quarter size buise on his cheek.
I felt horrible. Bad mommy.
We have the “low reach” one. Purple and Red. David was very skeptical about it when I first ordered it a year ago. I was able to get it before they raised the prices but it was still $$. And that it took almost 2 months to get it… until he used it. He LOVES it now. It is amazingly well designed. There isn’t a single place that can get clogged that you can’t access to get stuff out. Totally awesome!
Easter was a bust here. We missed the neighborhood Easter egg hunt because it was rainy on Saturday. I woke up with the worst headache. Actually the headache didn’t kick in until a few minutes after I started nursing Aidan sitting up. I still make myself presentable and we did the Easter baskets for Tori and Jack. Aidan slept again. I made pancakes for breakfast for everyone and then went and laid back down. I ended up sleeping off and on most of the day. I never did truly get rid of the headache Sunday. Still felt a little achy late Sunday night. DH decided to passive aggressive since I “planned” on being sick and out of commission on Easter to totally bail on cooking Sunday dinner. He went and got the kids Taco Bell. :doh :doh Since I wasn’t up, he didn’t dye the eggs with the kids either, he didn’t hide the plastic eggs all over the yard for the kids to play with. He didn’t do ANYTHING “Easterish”.
AND he threw away the bag with the 3 packages of mini Cadbury Crème Eggs (my favorite Easter candy)!! The man can’t throw away an empty drink bottle or the empty Starbucks coffee bag that he always leaves on the counter for me to take care of but he threw away MY Easter candy. I searched four different places this past weekend looking for creme eggs... all anyone has left is Peeps.
We love our Discovery. David takes it off road (ALL over the military base) all the time. It blows people away with what it can do. Hey, its what the British military use. I really not a minivan kind of person. I’d rather have an SUV that we can take off-road to go camping in.
We're both pretty lucky that neither of our mothers make comments like so many deal with. Our big issues is getting them to follow through with showing up and being a part of the kids lives. Mary (my MIL) is bad about saying she'll come for a visit and then cancel at the last minute. It was really bad when we still lived in Houston (where she lives) she just wouldn't show up. At least now she lets us know she isn't coming. I don't tell Tori that Mawmaw is coming for a visit unless she's actually on the way. My mom just has so much to do with her Greyhound rescue... that she doesn't have time for us (even when we lived 15 minutes from the dog shelter) or she can't leave her dogs to come visit us.
Okay naps are starting to end. Got to love when the next door neighbor decides to mow is lawn on the side of the house near the kids bedrooms when they are taking a nap. Yep, Jack's crying now. Got to go.
I'll try to check in again later... and finish the other thread. :LOL