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post #41 of 315
happy to report this afternoon is drastically improved and i even just ate an eclair ok i'll quit the play by play now. i promise.
post #42 of 315
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Jess, I so understand where you are coming from. It is so hard to motivate about anything during pregnancy, sometimes, some pregnancies. Mine were like that. Anyway I think the play by play is cute, shows where your head is.

Lisa, also happy to hear that A is is well, let her know we are thinking of her and sending along the may mama love. Some skin types are so prone to rashes, like mine and my mother's. My mom gets a rash every time she gets any kind of virus. Oatmeal bath. Here's an idea: get a Paulo Coelho book (the alchemist is a great one--even if you've already read it!) and read it to her, late at night, in bed, just a few minutes every night.
I don't know why I thought to suggest that to you but there it is.

LOVING the cute stories...Look out, here comes Katie! That's great. We're still in whining-to-get-by-you stage. Ugh. Her language is coming along, thanks to "school" where no one speaks Sol. She has to make herself understood to others, in Spanish. Love the "I'm sorry" from Eleanor...and the "um, sure"....too cute.
post #43 of 315
Mmm, eclair! Glad you're feeling better, jstar.
Lisa, thank you for the Alison update! How weird when the kiddos know! I think that happened to another friend of mine...and SHE is having twins! : Dunno if her DD1 knew that though.

Other cute Rowan talk:
"Good morning, kitty! What (or How) are you doing today?"
Today, I asked him if he was a poopy baby (as in, being a total POOP : One of those afternoons...) and he said "NO! I'm ROWAN!!!"
If anyone gets in his way "Excuse me, kitty! Excuse me, Mama!" And if we don't heed him quickly enough, "Excuse me mama, EXCUSE ME MAMA! MOVE MAMA!" Man, I don't know where *that* came from!

I am also good at hosting parties, cooking (baking mostly--I make a cashew butter-chocolate chip walnut cookie that is TO DIE FOR. ) and I write a pretty cool snail mail letter, with pretty paper and stickers and stamps. I even have a wax seal!
I dig wrapping gifts too but I'm not as creative as Megan!

Rowan also loves to read, and he has a memory that is INSANE. He still talks about this one time we saw ants at this tree down the street. Mamas, we saw the ants at the END OF LAST WINTER!!!

He also remembers when we fell in front of the library at the beginning of this summer. But that was pretty traumatic for us both.

Okay, I didn't mean to get all again! I am finished making calls for moveon.org...I feel like I'm actually doing something:
http://pol.moveon.org/phone/volunteer/
Call For Change. I get more hangups than people, but hey. I'm doing a little to help.

And I have laundry to do and jewelry to make for another craft fair! I'm a busy mama tonight!

I hope you all are having a peaceful evening.
post #44 of 315
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-I make a cashew butter-chocolate chip walnut cookie that is TO DIE FOR. ) and I write a pretty cool snail mail letter, with pretty paper and stickers and stamps. I even have a wax seal!
Okay, wait. I think I need some of these and a letter too.
post #45 of 315
Elsannne, you make me . Here I was, about to ask MF for the recipe for those cookies, and then you go and straight up ask her to make you some. Now THAT'S thinkin', mama!

Jstar, how ya feeling today? I was waaaaay more pukey with Mia then Jett. So there ya go.

Another cute thing Mia did is related to her nap evasion tricks. One day when she skipped a nap (after much effort on my part : ) I was susper exasperated and I asked her "Why do you take a nap for Daddy and not for me?" She replied, "Because Daddy gets angry." I said, "Well, Mama gets angry, too." Her response? "Yeah, but I don't care." Yeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh.... : Gotta love two year old honesty.

KK, love the howling. So cute! It's sweet to see them develop their own r-ship with the grandparents. My mom and dad do stuff I would never do (like give Mia sips of soda here and there, not a lot and it's usually way watered down with melted ice, but we give her none, ever) but I totally don't care because I think it's more important that they share special things between them. They've waited a long time to be grandparents and I choose to indulge them and let them do whatever. (Luckily, they are reasonable and don't do anything crazy.) My dad can't wait to teach Mia how to play golf.

Speaking of my parents... the countdown has begun! They are moving up here (from SoCal) mid December. A mere two months away! I. Can't. Wait.

It's raining today and finally is really feeling like fall. It's a refreshing change.

Lisa, I had a horrid rash for months when I was pg with Mia. It was soooo itchy and awful. All over my torso, especially under my breasts (sweatiness made it worse). I used gold bond powder and it helped a lot. Tell Allison I say hello and hope she gets some itch relief soon.

Jett's waking up from his morning nap. Gotta run.
post #46 of 315
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"Because Daddy gets angry." I said, "Well, Mama gets angry, too." Her response? "Yeah, but I don't care." Yeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh.... : Gotta love two year old honesty.
ooooooooh! that is hilarious.

i know my play by play is nauseating because i am not the first lady to ever go through pregnancy ever!! yanno? so i'll shut up about it. unless i actually throw up again. and then i won't be able to control myself because i haaaate that.

this morning isaac asked me for the mop. i gave it to him and went down to the basement to put in a load of laundry. i came back up and he was mopping WITH WATER. oh yes, toilet water :hurl:
post #47 of 315
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Another cute thing Mia did is related to her nap evasion tricks. One day when she skipped a nap (after much effort on my part : ) I was susper exasperated and I asked her "Why do you take a nap for Daddy and not for me?" She replied, "Because Daddy gets angry." I said, "Well, Mama gets angry, too." Her response? "Yeah, but I don't care." Yeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh.... : Gotta love two year old honesty.

Just had to respond. Un-be-LIEVEABLE!!!
And I have some to talk about on the YG because it's not very MDC-friendly. ARG!

And cookies! How easy is it to ship them? A care package! Whee!!! Just let me get through the next couple weeks! Oh, and I'll post the link to the recipe soon too. I better go post to YG before Rowan wakes up (the FIRST TIME
post #48 of 315
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MF, I'll take a rain check on the cookies because since packages take at least two weeks to get here...hmmm...hate to have the best cookies only REALLY OLD.
But I'm serious about that rain check. I am going to newmex for the holidays, or thereabouts, maybe early jAN and you can bet I'll be checking my mailbox!

I am in the throes of moving. It's not so bad yet, but it's work. On. Top. Of. Everything Else.

kisses n smooches,
e
post #49 of 315
Okay, Mia's nap comments and Rowan mopping with toilet water have me laughing...
post #50 of 315
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kk, get it straight. that was ISAAC mopping with toilet water. Do you think MF would allow her child to do such a thing? noooo, that could only be Jstar!
post #51 of 315


Lily's latest cute thing: we were driving down the road, and DH pointed out Mt. St. Helens to her. Lily looked at the mountain, looked at me thoughtfully, and said, "Yep, Papa, sure enough, that's Mt. St. Helens." We laughed so hard that she now says "sure enough" at least 10 times a day.

jstar, sorry you are feeling pukey. And hilarious about the toilet water. Hey, he's a problem solver-eh? Can't reach the sink, so where else can I get water? Oh yeah, the toilet! Mama will be so proud!

Renae, Rowan sounds so sure of himself - sure of his place in the world. What a cutie.

Meg - exciting about your 'rents! I am jealous. I wish my parents would move out here, even if only half-time. And you are sooooo good about sweets. I can't tell you how much soda Lily has had. We don't have it in the house, but when we go out, it's another story. She totally knows Sprite vs. orange vs. root beer... (note no *caffeine* yet, though - a little props to me, huh?! )

Elsanne - Hope the move goes quickly and smoothly. Thinking of you!

I am so. tired. Long week. Glad it's pretty much over. I just got home from lab, where I had to "demonstrate competency" on a complete head-to-toe assessment. We had to pass or we'd be kicked out of the class. No, that's not stressful. But I did pass and now on to the next hoop. Sigh. We did have a great lecture on HPV and cervical cancer yesterday... Yes, I'm serious; it was great.

Oh, mamas, sleep has sucked here recently. She's back to freaking out at bedtime (last night was a mere hour of tossing, turning, and whining) and waking up 2-3 times per night. Insists on getting in our bed at 5 to nurse, and staying there. Which means I don't sleep anymore after that. When does it stop?! When, I ask you???

SO, I'm off for a quick nap (luxury!!!!) before I pick up the Tigerlily.

Sarah
post #52 of 315
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SO, I'm off for a quick nap (luxury!!!!) before I pick up the Tigerlily.

Sarah
Way to make time for YOU, mama! You're doin' it!! I always feel like I'm taking good care of myself when I nap.
post #53 of 315
How did I mix up the kids???? : Must be mama brain. (I think that last one is my new slogan. )
post #54 of 315
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Oh, mamas, sleep has sucked here recently. She's back to freaking out at bedtime (last night was a mere hour of tossing, turning, and whining) and waking up 2-3 times per night. Insists on getting in our bed at 5 to nurse, and staying there. Which means I don't sleep anymore after that. When does it stop?! When, I ask you???
I don't think it ever stops! : I posted some ranting in the YG about Rowan's sleep issues (and shared some of your wisdom with DH! ) and well, this evening I got some mama guilt to go with that. DH said that when it was time for bed tonight (I went to a woman's group at a local UU to see if it would be a good fit; not really. I am a Mother; they are Crones. NOT a problem, if the group was more mixed...but they were ALLLLLLL at least 20 years older than me, and had been meeting for YEARS, I think, and so, I decided it is most likely not for me. Ah well) and anyway. Rowan climbed to the top of the stairs, wedges his little self in between the corner of the hallway and a box of Halloween decorations, and declared, "I wait right here! I wait right here for Mama! Mama come home soon!" I felt SO bad!! Especially since TOMORROW I have to WORK, so Rowan will have to have Daddy at bedtime again. AND tomorrow is the day I take care of my friend's DS< and Rowan pretty much has to be the Big Brother, doing stuff for himself and getting very little physical attention from me since I have the other kid strapped to my chest all day. He's usually great about it though and we have most of the morning. I will have to give him EXTRA cuddles. He's still my sweetness, even when he makes me Haha.

I am a little fuzzy headed tonight, so I have to go to bed. Good night, all...
post #55 of 315
oh the going to sleep woes... earlier today M decided that he wanted Dedo (that's what we call my dad) to lay down for nap with him. and then when Dedo went into the room, M told him to "stay back -- I go night-night by myself", then when S was done nursing and content, I tried to go in and M told me the same thing and proceeded to yell and scream for a half hour, during which time S wanted to nurse again so i couldn't go back to try and lay down with M again. finally, S was done so i handed him to my dad to hold while I went to lay down with M and he was asleep within 5 minutes. sheesh...

jstar, how were the tummy ickies today? better, i hope...

a little stressed for a friend of mine running this huge consignment sale nearby... the people she rented the warehouse space from totally dropped the ball on making the place ready for her to use it and there are burnt out lights, there was drama about the fire marshal today and the people who she thought were the owners are actually lessees and the owner threw a fit about this event. soooooooooo glad i'm not running it but i feel really bad for her...

crazy loud two year old boy really should get in bed soon so tata for now...

~claudia
post #56 of 315
Oh MF.... That must be so hard. Poor Rowan. I feel for all of you who are still dealing with sleep issues.

Sarah, don't go being all impressed with me! I never said we don't give her sugar. Just not soda. The child eats more than enough cookies, occassional ice cream (like maybe as a bribe to get her to take a nap two days ago : heck, it worked and I'll do it again if I have to), and other sweet treats on a fairly regular basis. The soda thing is a purely selfish limitation. I don't want her mooching mine when I have one. : I don't buy it, so we never have it at home, but I will have one with the occassional lunch out and I don't want to deal with her moochy ways. I already can't eat anything without her abandoning her food and opting for "just one bite? yeah, okay" (notice the answering of her own question. she does this a lot. ) A soda is my occassional treat to myself and I'll be darned if she gets up in that, too! So yeah, like I said, it's really about me being a soda hog.

Okay, so I have to show you guys this costume I just bought for Mia for Halloween. http://i17.ebayimg.com/04/i/08/7b/ce/9c_1.JPG It was spendy (I'm embarrassed to say I spent $80+shipping for it : : ) but I HAD to get it. See, I've been asking Mia for weeks now what she wants to be for Halloween and EVERY time, she says, "a noceros". I went hunting for a rhino costume and this was the only decent one I could find. I'm justifying it by thinking she will wear it at least once (maybe again next year?), Jettt can wear it down the line (heck, at the rate he's growing HE might be in it next year - it's a 3/4T ), and they can both use it for dressup. Or, if they loose interest and it's still in good shape, I can resell it. It's a Tom Arma, which apparently have good resale value. SEE!?!?!? I've got it all rationalized. But that aside... isn't it just the cutest thing????
post #57 of 315
megan: that costume is too stinkin' cute... i'm so not a fan of halloween and for some reason, i don't think M will tolerate a costume for any reasonable length of time so i'm not really feeling too pressured to get him anything. i'm also a notoriously bad planner with regards to halloween and have always been so. oh well.

~claudia
post #58 of 315
That is the cutest frickin' rhino costume I've ever seen. Perhaps the only rhino costume I've ever seen. But darn cute.

Oh, ok about the sweets. Lily doesn't really mooch because she doesn't really eat. In fact, she's apt to refuse something sweet, even if she usually likes it, if I chose to eat it first. But soda, she likes.

S.
post #59 of 315
that is a cute rhino costume and i'm sure you'll get your money's worth.

i need to work on isaac's costume this weekend. i'm excited about it....i will post a pic when it is done.

i don't really love soda so i don't drink it a lot. and we never buy it unless we are having a party or something. my dad loves to give isaac big sips of coke though. : and he definitely likes it!

oh the sleep woes. it is rough.

isaac got some superman jammies for his birthday but they were really big. so i put the shirt on him for the first time last night and it has a cape. so i told him he could fly. well then i said 'you can PRETEND to fly' because i could tell he thought it was really going to work and he thought that was realllllly exciting. i fly! i fly! then we proceeded to take the cape off and on FIVE times before he would lay down to go to sleep.

you know i am not so much morning sick as off my rocker now. well not that bad but i'm definitely going in to some anxiety episode. i wish i weren't. but i am. i can see 100 reasons why. i'm actually considering quitting my job after working here for 8 years. so that's pretty freakin stressful. and relying on doug's income which is a constant white-knuckler. and even though i had the whole plan worked out i think my reaction to the reality combined with pregnancy hormones is a little much for my nerves. i'm going to call a counselor as soon as i get a private moment at work today. i'm not going for meds while i'm pregnant so i just have to knuckle down and get through it! i think i am downright terrified of birthing and newborns too. i was blissfully naive last time : everyone is telling me it will be easier the 2nd time and i really hope it is! because i am scaaaaaaaaareeeeeeed. or skeeered as isaac says.

someone recommended rescue remedy to me and i tried that yesterday. i think very sparingly that may help. i bought calms forte too but i haven't tried that yet.

i better get busy here. TGIF!!
post #60 of 315
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Aw, jstar, honey. If I can do it, you can do it!! (newborn schtuff) When I am in transition like that all freakified I go to a therapist. Also consult an astrologer for guidance, or tarot, or whatever floats my boat at the time. I am fairly wooooo though. Woo squared.

You'll be okay. It'll probably be worse if you quit your job (although, what do I really know about your situation?) only because then you'll have to do Isaac allllll daaaaay loooong plus be pregnant. Those of you who did this, multitudinous hats off to you. I found that working PT through preg was actually much less stressful than being at home.

Yeah, meg, that rhino out fit is TO DIE FOR!! Good call. Especially since she wanted to be one so bad!
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