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post #41 of 1217
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Originally Posted by elsanne View Post
Here's a question:
-Did anybody here wait until after they were married to dtd?
-How many people wake to an alarm clock (an actual one, not your baby) every day?
-Is everyone here actually married, or just together in the Biblical Sense?
-Did you get your hair cut short (from being long) at some point after you had this, or any other, baby?
Wait to do the deed?

::Ahem:: No

We have the alarm set in case of oversleeping. I'd say it gets used 50% of the time. On my days off and weekends, the baby is up super early. Sigh. It's only the days I have to get out the door early that everyone is tough to wake up

We are actually married - 4 years in April. And yes, DD1 is 3 in January. Go ahead, I'll wait while you do the math. But I assure you, she's legal... just barely!

I haven't varied hair length in some time, but since Rachel's birth I have embraced my natural hair style. Normally I blow it straight and iron it. It's frizzy at best on its own but with a little "product" I can make it somewhat curly. The advantage is that I can leave it to dry on its own, which cuts about 12 minutes from my morning routine

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Originally Posted by elsanne View Post
And in regards to dh being the first (wow, btw), what I wanna know is, was he the last? : : : : : : : :
Haha, that was my question too. I should have known Elsanne would beat me to it, you dirty girl

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Originally Posted by Miss Juice View Post
I'll answer all those questions in a bit. We just got back from DH's "big V", and he's to "stay off his feet". So I'm going to wait on him hand and foot for a while. I don't mind, but I'm really having a hard time not GOING OFF about how I was so not waited on after I pushed out all those babies.

*sigh* just such a difference in perspective sometimes...
Oh my! How did everything go? Put a bag of frozen peas on his boys

Speaking of how did it go, how did Ethan do at Grandma's?

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Originally Posted by JoyofBirth View Post
I could still use more diaper bag recommendations. Somebody said a backpack. Are you talking a regular backpack or a diaper bag backpack?

Ok, so I'm thinking now that I haven't been pregnant in 5 months, I should probably change my siggie.
Hah, I was wondering when you'd change your sig.

We have an Eddie Bauer diaper bag which works really well. It has a pocket in the front for cell, keys and wallet, pockets on the side large enough to hold my water bottle, and a good sized midsection with an inner pocket where I store dipes, wipes and the changing pad. I was able to fit two sets of diapers and clothes for both DDs when I was carrying diapers for DD1.

Speaking of water bottles, anyone still really really thirsty when they start nursing? As soon as I get DD latched on I start craving a large cold bottle. With DD1 I was pretty sure it had gone away by now...

Laura, my first DD didn't roll until she was almost 6 months and she didn't have much weight to heft. DD2 is very purposefully rolling and has been for over 1.5 weeks. I think kiddos are just different, no worries.

Typical day at our house:

Work days:

Wake up, nurse DD2 while DH gets in the shower. Then change dipe and get her dressed. Hand off DD2 to DH - get in shower. DD1 usually wanders in around this time, usually she's dressed though she may require some help changing her shirt or pants as her matching skills are not fully developed

Get dressed. Go downstairs hoping DH has made coffee. Gulp first few sips of coffee greedily. Mmmm... ahhh, that's better. Eyelids can stay open on their own now. Throw lunch stuff in my bag, put ice packs into pump bag which has been prepared the nigh before. Put bottles for DD2 and ice packs into her bag and lunch into DD2's bag. Gather laptop, purse, etc. Hopefully choke down a bowl of cereal if there's time. If not, grab premade breakfast from fridge leftover from the weekend (pancakes M-T, eggs Th-Fr) Leave house by 7. Arrive work at 7:20. Run around like a chicken without a head for a while. Pump. Run around some more. Go visit daycare at lunch and nurse Rachel Drive back and hope for good parking space. Work some more. Pump. Leave work shortly before 4 and pick up girls. Arrive, nurse DD2 Change poop that she has inevitably saved for me. Gather her stuff, get DD1. Go through leaving routine including multiple visits to multiple classrooms around the school, reading of books in lobby, petting of stuffed animals in director's office. Bribe DD1 into the car with a snack. Hopefully a peaceful ride home with music and snacks. Arrive home, begin preparing dinner that DH or I hopefully remembered to thaw before leaving the house Stick dinner in oven, play with DD1 Warm up leftovers from night before for DD1 and get her set up at the table. Then some more DH arrives home, usually by then it's Rachel bedtime. Take Rachel up for bath Rachel goes to sleep. DH handles DD1 bedtime ritual.

Work at home:

No rush to get out. Nice breakfast, I start work early while puttering around kitchen. I pick up the girls at 3.

Days off:

Everyone gets up early to have nice breakfast that mommy cooks. DH leaves for work. Mommy goes to chiropractor, then we all go to story hour at the library. We stay for a while, do the art project for story hour, pick books, frollick with other kids. Then home for lunch and nap. Sometimes mommy lays down too if DD2 is cooperative. Then we usually have a playdate in the afternoon. Sometimes we ditch the library plan and drive to the museum/ aquarium/ what have you. Naps are in the car, lunch is on the way or on arrival.

Weekends: Anything goes!
post #42 of 1217
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Originally Posted by ~pi View Post
I feel all that everyone keeps mentioning it. I must have made it sound like a bigger deal than it was. I only mentioned it because it had happened that morning and I was feeling sucky.
It's only cuz we love you so much! We want to make sure you are ok


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Originally Posted by TanyaS View Post
Quagmire, the mighty master of the multi-quote with the Incredible Stretchable Nipple
DDDDC just waiting to happen
post #43 of 1217
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Originally Posted by JoyofBirth View Post
Here's a link to some new pics. I haven't had a chance to caption them yet. The ones of Mattie sitting wouldn't upload for some reason, so I'll have to try again later. This computer is giving me a tough time with pics.

Finally some other photos then an ultrasound!

Your girls are gorgeous!! Those blue eyes, wow. Precious

So who else loves Eddie Bauer here? I have a backpack from there too - had for over 3 years and use it as diaper bag as well!

WE LOVE Eddie Bauer in our house....spent some serious cash there 2 weeks ago. With a coupon I have to say I love their clothes.


By the way - we just purchesed out plane tickets to Bellingham, WA!! : We are officially moving January 4! And our dog is coming with us Now the worst part comes...packing and being without furniture for 7-11 days after packing.
post #44 of 1217
Here's our (slightly detailed) day:

8 a.m Open Eyes
Nurse
Get up
Change baby
Shower/Brush teeth/ Pee
Get toddler out of bed
Get breakfast started
Get toddler changed/brush teeth
Feed Breakfast
Nurse (I know, my child thinks he's only 2 weeks old )
Play
Lunch
Nurse
Naps
After naps (2 hours) we go to town for some errand (Target, Grocery Store, post office... sometimes all three)
Get home, play
Nurse
Make Supper
Bath/brush teeth
Nurse
7:00 Bed... Ahhhhh the sweet quiet of sleeping babies!
at night... nurse, nurse, nurse, nurse, nurse, nurse... maybe exaggerating a little but that's how it feels!! :



Here's a question:
-Did anybody here wait until after they were married to dtd?
No I didn't, but I wish I had!

-How many people wake to an alarm clock (an actual one, not your baby) every day?
Not this lady! I wake only to the baby.

-Is everyone here actually married, or just together in the Biblical Sense?
Married

-Did you get your hair cut short (from being long) at some point after you had this, or any other, baby?
Nope! It's always shoulder length.
post #45 of 1217
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Originally Posted by elsanne View Post
I love how Sandrine refers to her hair in the plural. All her hairs lost their curls!!!
Awwwwww!
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Originally Posted by PancakeGoddess View Post
elsanne, you are so bad.
My only excuse is that i'm French.
post #46 of 1217
Thread Starter 
Pav, your photos are great and I can't believe what a CHUNK Sebastian was!!! Love the photos of them behind the waterfall and them in the water. You have such an eye for those shots. And of course, your beauty is stunning.

Quag: birds of a feather...

Sandrine, I KNOW you're French, that's why I tease you. If a native English speaker was saying that, I think I wouldn't say a word, I'd just feel sorry for them. However, I have me here a license somewhere...lemme find it...dig dig...oh here it is: LICENSE TO TEASE FRENCH PEOPLE: Elsanne. Nope, not expired yet! Oh, and here it says something in the fine print about being able to tease most anyone I please...

Jessica Joy, nice pics.

So that's TWO WHO WAITED UNTIL MARRIAGE TO DTD!!! Rock on, morals! Could you pm me some, I need them. I think I am the only unmarried one here. *sniff*

Here's another question/challenge: who can describe their daily routine, using only smilies?
post #47 of 1217

cross posted - diaperbag for JoyofBirth

My mil made me 2 great diaper bags. I don't need 2, why don't you pm me your info and I will send you the other one she made me. It is a black denim with green flannel inside with lambs on it. It's got 2 outside pockets, and a big inside pocket and 2 zippered pouches that you can take out if you need to. I love it so much. Very nice and quite fashionable too LMK
post #48 of 1217

-Did anybody here wait until after they were married to dtd?
Yep, I sure did. In fact, we both did. It was fun to crack that book open for the first time together

-How many people wake to an alarm clock (an actual one, not your baby) every day? Nope..well, I do to dh's, but I go right back to sleep until Seth comes in and wakes me up.

-Is everyone here actually married, or just together in the Biblical Sense? Married for 5 years now.

-Did you get your hair cut short (from being long) at some point after you had this, or any other, baby?[/QUOTE]
Yep. After Seth was born. He was about 6 months old and my hair was at the middle of my back. It was always in a ponytail, and I felt like such a frumpy Mom. So, I cut it short. It is still short, but I am growing it a bit longer. I really want to be one of those old ladies with a great long braid, but I don't know if that will happen
post #49 of 1217
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Originally Posted by elsanne View Post
Here's another question/challenge: who can describe their daily routine, using only smilies?
I know how Juice will start:


So this is me tonight Pounding headache out of nowhere, extreme nausea. Dh said "you're pregnant". Nope. This is definitely not pregnancy nausea. It's worse. At least I'm not :Puke yet. It's probably the same bug dd1 had a few days ago. Dh went to get me some ginger. Wouldn't you know the baby needed a warm body, too.

I'm : at our local tv station. Earlier this week, they advertised The Polar Express. So we decided to make it a family movie night and watch it old fashioned style with commercials. They preempted it for a special about the Arkansas Razorbacks. Apparently they are playing FL gators in an SEC championship tomorrow. Yeah, it's a big deal to a lot of people here, but come on. It's not a state of emergency. Leave the kid's shows alone. Go Hogs. .
post #50 of 1217
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Originally Posted by elsanne View Post

Jessica Joy, nice pics.

Here's another question/challenge: who can describe their daily routine, using only smilies?
Thanks! I can't wait to get the ones of us playing in the leaves on Thanksgiving up.

I'll take that challenge since I'm waiting for dh to get home from working late.

8-9am :yawning:
9-10am Me-->
Mattie-->
Emma--> or
Next Me , Emma , Mattie
Next :
Next
Next
Next :
Next : : : :
Next Mattie: then
Next Emma
Next Me and Emma : : :
Next Mattie :
Next Emma and Me :
Next : : :
Next
Next(2ish) On a good day Emma : o r
Mattie : then
Next Emma : :
while I :
Then Mattie--> :
Then ::
Then : : or
THen I while DH and Emma : and Mattie
Then ::
And at sometime :


Throw in a few : and and you get the general idea


Not possible without any words and still make some sense. Ask questions if you're confused anywhere.
post #51 of 1217
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Originally Posted by elsanne View Post
Here's another question/challenge: who can describe their daily routine, using only smilies?
omgosh. I just can't resist the temptation.

A day at the Smith's:
Wake up after hitting snooze often, maybe even a little :yawning:

Let the ut
Drag everyone else out of bed

Make breakfast
: dd1
Go : trying to convince dc to actually eat their food.
: dd2
Get dc dressed, and out the door for school sometimes looking like but most of the time like .
Either run errands: or come straight home.
:
and see what's happening here

playtime, snacktime : and still :yawning: because I don't
: dd1 brings me after after
Pick up : from school, lunch more :
dd's naptime
so I take a break with a : for me and :
Usually : and : and dd2 again. : out again.
Then it's an activity with or set up for ds...today it was :Paint but apparently that smilie is broken. A couple days a week it's homework. :
Before I know it, all three are : : and it's nearly time to cook before are ready to be done again.
Bathtime, and dh me
Followed by : : : out
This turns into sometime during the night with all night long. Just like that. Only on one side.
post #52 of 1217
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Originally Posted by Yin Yang View Post
Finally some other photos then an ultrasound!
In my defense, I posted this link in the baby pictures thread in our ddc. I just hadn't thought to change my siggy. Can I blame it on pregnant brain?
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Originally Posted by Yin Yang View Post
Your girls are gorgeous!! Those blue eyes, wow. Precious
Thanks. I think so, too. They got those eyes fro my dh. Mattie really looks just like him. But she has my sister's smile.

I thought I shared this onebut I can't f ind the post it's in. So i'll share here.
post #53 of 1217
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Originally Posted by Red Sonja View Post
Married, today is our 5 year anniversary!
Happy anniversary! I love the new haircut. And the scenery behind it, too.

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Originally Posted by PancakeGoddess View Post
About the hair, wow!
I will see if I can find a photo. I put it up in a mohawk using gelatin, glue and spray paint (long story) so then had to shave it off. I loved being bald.

Thanks, Quag.

Pavlina and Jessica Joy, gorgeous photos!

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Originally Posted by Sandrine View Post
My only excuse is that i'm French.
I wanted to say earlier but didn't want to make you feel like you don't write well (because you do) but I love your "accent" when you write. Every so often you phrase something in a way that totally shows the Quebecois influence.

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Originally Posted by elsanne View Post
Here's another question/challenge: who can describe their daily routine, using only smilies?
I think those of you who are using bits of interspersed text are cheating. Here's mine:

:yawning: : :yawning: : : : : : : : : : :
post #54 of 1217
YES, we waited. Long distance engagement helped, as did our firm belief that if God said it, it must be a good thing.

I don't wake to an alarm, but just like clockwork am up at 8:30 every morning.

yes married almost 3 years after dating 3 and engaged 2

didn't get the wife chop, and haven't gotten the baby chop yet, though I'm seriously considering it.
post #55 of 1217
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Originally Posted by elsanne View Post
No! Methinks you need to send me a copy. : They REALLY ARE WEAKER, ladies,
if I wasn't so unbelievably technologivcally challenged, I would have done it by now!
OK, now you've thrown down the gauntlet, PM me your address!

Does anyone else agree with me that though 'they' may well be weaker - treating them as if they were actually makes it worse? :

Happy Anniversary Sonja!

I've also got a b'day party going on here, tomorrow, so cakes to ice and now dd crying - bye bye!!
post #56 of 1217
OK, I can't resist a reason to use a gazillion smilies in one post.




:2bfbabe:

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: : : :2bfbabe:



(kidding)
:2bfbabe:
: : :


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ok, sorry, I skipped the oral hygiene and a few other things - the baby is calling!
post #57 of 1217
Thread Starter 
OMG, these are hilarious! I especially love Amy's booze break during her day!

Yay for two other waited-until-marriage mamas! *sigh* That is so cool. Especially cracking the book together. I had a beautiful first relationship like that too but I was like 16.

How did the birthday party go, Sarenka, and also you, Sandrine? For the record, I also adore your french written accent.
post #58 of 1217
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Originally Posted by TanyaS View Post
I know how Juice will start:
Ha! Close, but it actually looks more like this:


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And in case you're worried, I'm not sad up there, I'm in the shower.
post #59 of 1217
This thread is going to hog alllllllllllllllll the MDC bandwidth with the amount of smileys we are using...

Anyone else's baby trying to insert their fingers into their mouth while nursing? DD is doing this and it's driving me crazy! When I gently pull them out she gets furious.

Anyway here's our day:






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: : :nana:


I just realized we need an "at the computer" smiley because the taking notes one doesn't exactly represent what I'm doing all day












And for any wondering, no, we are not actually trying to get pg again... that was a joke!
post #60 of 1217
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Originally Posted by Miss Juice View Post
And in case you're worried, I'm not sad up there, I'm in the shower.
That's actually a good representation. And I generally look pretty gloomy during my morning shower so it's more accurate than one might think. Except my showerhead doesn't look like a cloud.

I'm realizing just how many smileys MDC is missing based on this thread! I wonder what the shower smiley would fall under... hygiene? personal care? calgon moments?
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