Originally Posted by Mama Bear
HeatherB - July 9, 1999 is when we got married. My b-day is Dec 16, 1980. Good luck with your party!!!
That is wild! You're two weeks ahead of me. :LOL We were married on July 24, 1999, and my birthday is December 30, 1980! If your DS was born two weeks ahead of mine, I'm gonna fall over. :LOL
AugustineM, congrats!! I still can't believe we've got mamas with more babies on the way!! I'm hoping to have another in 2 years or so - but of course that'll our 3rd.
veganbaby - Definitely sounds like AF might be on the way. I hated the "false starts" after Gabriel. I've had times when I was sure it was coming for me, but so far nothing. Of course I've also had strange muscle twitches - you know, the ones that those first "kicks" feel like!
But I'm really 100% sure I'm NOT pg! It helps that I had those twitches in between boys, too.
Iain just got his 5th tooth! I don't know when it popped through, but in the last couple of days. Still working on that first molar, though. Eek.
Thanks for all the well-wishes for the Open House! It was very small, but a success. The ladies who came had a lot of fun, and I confess, they liked my house!
We had to unpack a TON to get ready for this, so our house was, for the first time, just how we wanted it (at least in the public areas! :LOL). It was nice to have others in the house, see that it really DOES work for events, and have them appreciate it. They liked the project, the products, and overall had a lovely time. I also got a new recruit!! With ZERO effort! I was stunned, but thrilled! This mama actually has a September baby, too - he's 5 days younger than Iain. They got to play for awhile while we filled out paperwork and I helped her pick out her starter kit. She's as excited about it as I was when I first was introduced, so I know she's going to have fun! She also owns an online retail store with FB, HHs, Shoo Shoos, mini showers (just got one!), etc. So it was a good day!
Though, by the end of the day both boys were fried.... and Iain ended up settling down and going to play with Gabriel, still clutching a pen he'd picked up from my desk. It was a while later when I discovered that they had drawn all over my brand new pillow covers (discontinued), brand new couch (finally delivered 2 days before), and chair cushion (white).
: I've never been so furious with them in my life!! I sent G to bed straight away, deciding that was better than spanking the tar out of him when I was livid.
Iain was sobbing, Gabriel was sobbing, and it was all I could do not to cry, scream, or hit something.
The internet is helpful, though, and I found some ideas for using alcohol to get it out. Still working on it, but I think we'll be able to salvage everything. I'm wondering if I needed a lesson in what's more important - my stuff or my kids!! I confess, my brand new, finally "just right" stuff seemed awfully important!! But obviously my kids are a lot more valuable than furniture, which in 20 years just won't be all that great anymore, anyway. Gotta say an AP-perspective is a good thing in stressful situations! I kept thinking, "Never spank when you're angry... never spank when you're angry." I do believe in spanking under some circumstances, but I think G learned his lesson without it!
So, anyhow, it was quite shock to have my kids to something "naughty" (they're really such good kids!!) So Mommy will be more attentive and hopefully Kids will be back to their wonderful selves! :LOL
Eek, gotta get some stuff done for MOPS... anyone else involved in a MOPS group?
Take care, mamas!!