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post #61 of 192
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Originally Posted by Unreal
Eoin however seems to live for destroying boundaries. I was always one for quoting "You have to know how to pick your battles"
but Eoin makes Everything into a battle.
Oh, that is my son Zachary *exactly*.

I am 10 weeks today, ladies. I m/c last time at 10 weeks, so I've been on edge a little lately. I am no longer nauseas- I had it a full week less than with Zachary. My tummy has certainly popped out in the past week or so. I am not imagining it- it is definitely bigger- but I don't want to get all excited about anything if it's another blighted ovum and my body just "thinks" it's pregnant, YK? I have more fat on my midsection this time around, but it's amazing that I'm already getting big. (Didn't start "showing" with Zachary until almost 20 weeks.) 3 more weeks until my OB appointment!!! :
post #62 of 192
leah congrats on the 10 week mark!!! i remember feeling that way with ngaio(scared) and i had never had a m/c.. i guess because i wanted her SOOO badly the thought of losing her was unbearable.. i hope this pregnancy goes so smoothly for you..!~
post #63 of 192
Thank you, Fern.

I am 1/4 of the way done, 3/4 left to go...
post #64 of 192
Leah, I've been thinking about you alot in terms of your pregnancy. I'm really impatient to get excited, lol. and I can actually make you those wool soakers too!! and lucky for you, I've gotten lots of practice and there looking pretty nice. okay, I'm trying to stay calm but I'd love to show you my growing dipe stash in september. I was telling razi about you guys coming and he was asking me all kinds of questions about J and Z. It was pretty funny!

I got to hold a little baby today while he slept. He was so soft and sweet and smelled so good, it's just driving me crazy to wait. I really have plenty to do to get ready and of course I don't want her to come before she's ready but I'm so impatient to hold her!!! She is totally breech right now so I'm glad I've got plenty of time before she comes.
post #65 of 192
Yes, Sarita, I was going to wait until I actually heard a until I asked you to go ahead and make me those soakers! (And a sling!!!) I don't want to bombard you with stuff to sew for me when you have your little grrl attached to you 24/7, but I know you won't mind making me a couple goodies for my new little bambino/bambina, right?

I should be able to borrow the car to come into town and see you guys while I'm in Spokane. I will be there from Thursday-Tuesday, so possibly Sunday or Monday (the 17th or 18th) ?, or whenever you can fit us in.

ETA: I forgot to add that you guys are all more than welcome to come up for the party on Saturday night, too. I'm sure my parents would love to see Lynn.
post #66 of 192
We can always come out there too, if it makes it easier. we do have a fun little yard here tho. what ever works. I'd love to make you stuff. I'm figuring I'll be back to sewing before you have your baby so I will probably wait til then. I'll also have a better idea of newborn soaker sizing i hope. maybe when your here you could pick out sling colors tho, that would be fun! I'm trying to sew right now but I keep getting on the computer I can see it from my sewing area, lol.
post #67 of 192
leah and sarita i have lots of NB/small wool that i knit that i dont want to let go of ....but id lend it
post #68 of 192
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Originally Posted by MamaFern
leah and sarita i have lots of NB/small wool that i knit that i dont want to let go of ....but id lend it
I'm totally into borrowing. I take really good care of my wool too, I won't shrink it or anything of course I can't imagine NB stuff getting super used but what do i know... i didn't do cloth w/ razi til he was 3 mo.
post #69 of 192
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yo yo yo, watzzzup, sistahs?!

here I am back from my vacation. watched lots of good movies at my friends. lol. one of em, is in my siggy

oh, fern. Have any largish longies that you want to get lend me?
post #70 of 192
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Originally Posted by majazama

oh, fern. Have any largish longies that you want to get lend me?
elwynn doesnt even have a pair that fit him.. im not knitting much these days hopefully ill get around to making my neices some soon!! and my son

glad you had fun!!
post #71 of 192
I totally love the idea of sharing baby stuff. I feel that way with my CDs, and my Buskins, and super cute stuff the kids wore. Like, I'm not using it, but it's still in too good a condition to let go, so, why not share it? I would do that with my sister but she's too selfish to take care of stuff and she'd probably sell it if she neede some fast cash.

We ate "worms with blood sauce and spiders" tonight for dinner. (Spaghetti with meat sauce.) Making up crazy ass names for food really does work to get the kids to eat different foods! Even stuff they hate ("Mom, it's too spicey!") is actually ingested ("The worms and spiders are biting my tongue! I need a drink!") I actually found a Halloween recipe for "Mouse Meatloaf" and we made individual-sized meatloaves shaped like mice, with carrot slice ears, and noodle tails, and diced olive eyes. They looked SO real, and gross. Tasted great, though. The kids loved it! (Especially the ketchup/blood.) It's too funny...
post #72 of 192
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Originally Posted by DecemberSun
We ate "worms with blood sauce and spiders" tonight for dinner. (Spaghetti with meat sauce.) Making up crazy ass names for food really does work to get the kids to eat different foods! Even stuff they hate ("Mom, it's too spicey!") is actually ingested ("The worms and spiders are biting my tongue! I need a drink!") I actually found a Halloween recipe for "Mouse Meatloaf" and we made individual-sized meatloaves shaped like mice, with carrot slice ears, and noodle tails, and diced olive eyes. They looked SO real, and gross. Tasted great, though. The kids loved it! (Especially the ketchup/blood.) It's too funny...
When I was a kid, we did stuff like this a lot. Omlettes were "scrambled monkey brains" and such. BeanBean, however, is way too sensitive. The mere idea of violence upsets him, so the first time I tried to tell him that a food item was something gross, he freaked out and refused to eat. : I always thought it was hilarious, and so did the kids I babysat for, but my own son wasn't up for it. He might be now, but I probably won't try it for a while.
post #73 of 192
my kids would love more of that kind of fun! i'm not fun! (though i am known for making blue mashed potatoes in my youth to upset people)

rynna, you gave birth to an aristocrat.

i'm busy cleaning for reed's birthday party. they have always been sloppy wet crazy affairs. this year he asked for semiformal attire and added a disco dance????? i actually cleaned the room that is never clean and put three beds in it - for personal space...we'll see if they sleep there one day....
post #74 of 192
have a fun birthday party casina!

i know what you mean about wondering if they will ever sleep in another bed/room.. elwynn has his own bed but usually sleeps with me.. which i love.. but i end up squished and squashed and i cant roll over if i want to because i have one one each side as close as can be.

i often take elwynn to his own bed after he is asleep .. but its in the same room.. i want to get him a big boy bed since his bed is a crib.. which he says he likes..sides and all.. we took one side of for a while but he flails so much in his sleep he kept falling off and crying in the night.

id like to push another bed up against ours so i can sneak some good nights sleep a bit more then fingers lengths away from ngaio.. she is such an avid night nurser.. if she smells me she wants me. all. night. long. non. stop.
post #75 of 192
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rynna~ your kids sound so cool. I'd love to meet you all one day.
post #76 of 192
Hello mamas!
may I chime in here? I have a 3.5 year old DD who will be 4 on January 20. She has become a bit obstinent and challenging. : Requires a great deal of patience (that I usually don't manage to have ) I also have an almost 1 year old DS (1 on the 24th). I think that my DD is starting to resent my DS because I tend to give him more attn. A. because he is nursing and sits in my lap many times a day and B. He is in a really cute age, is learning new stuff. I am sad for her.

Any of you faced this when you had older children and then had baby. How did you handle it?
post #77 of 192
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Originally Posted by K's Mom!
Hello mamas!
may I chime in here? I have a 3.5 year old DD who will be 4 on January 20. She has become a bit obstinent and challenging. : Requires a great deal of patience (that I usually don't manage to have ) I also have an almost 1 year old DS (1 on the 24th). I think that my DD is starting to resent my DS because I tend to give him more attention. A. because he is nursing and sits in my lap many times a day and B. He is in a really cute age, is learning new stuff. I am sad for her.

Any of you faced this when you had older children and then had baby. How did you handle it?
welcome!

im in the exact same place right now.. my son is 3.5.. born in december and have an 8 month old DD.. he is being very challenging. some days are better than others.. but mostly i have to ask him a million times a day to be gentle/kind with me and ngaio (his sister)

he constantly leaves toys that are not safe around where she can get them.. so im always picking stuff up and asking him to help me..which he refuses to do most of the time.. even though before his sister was born he LOVED cleaning up. id love to just get rid of the smallish unsafe toys but he's loving lego and so i really want him to get to play with it.. but arg.

he's also really into the "you dont like me..i hate you..you are so mean" stuff.. which makes me so sad..because i feel like he's picked it up from my moms foster kids who say this stuff a lot because they are sad and fucked up from being in and out of foster homes most of their lives..it makes me feel sick because im all about GD and i try so hard to be loving and patient with him at all times.. but i feel like im failing. and i know he doesnt really understand what it really means to say those things.. or the impact it has on me..

they are just soooo good at picking up words and phrases and repeating them.. i think terrible 3's is a more true term than terrible 2's..

its hard. and its so true about the cute baby thing. this age is sooo lovely(8 months to a year).. and its hard not to focus on the baby..especially when the older one is being..ahem. a monster.

i really miss having the time to really focus on him. i feel like i always have to jump up and leave him when ngaio needs me.. because i breastfeed and im practicing AP..but then im not really APing him because hes older and doesnt need me as much..at least in a physical way. i mean.. im trying to but its difficult.

i feel stretched thin. and im sad for him too

post #78 of 192
Thread Starter 
all things will pass with time. my mom has been saying to me, that one day I will miss this stage, believe it or not. They are so little for such a short time.

I understand what your going through, but my two were closer, so it was maybe easier, nursing them both; all I did.

anyways.
post #79 of 192
Oh yeah, we're there too with a new baby and an older kid who resents him. John (the baby) can crawl now and is starting to interfere with Lindy and her toys a lot more, and she's started saying that she wants to hit him (but not actually doing it, fortunately), and worse. Last night, I sighed and lightheartedly said, "Oh, babies are so troublesome!" and Lindy just as lightheartedly said, "Why don't you just let him tumble down the stairs and die?"
post #80 of 192
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Originally Posted by Daffodil
Last night, I sighed and lightheartedly said, "Oh, babies are so troublesome!" and Lindy just as lightheartedly said, "Why don't you just let him tumble down the stairs and die?"
oMG!

elwynn has said things about ngaio dying but more when she was really newborn. i was so upset!
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