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post #1641 of 1860
Honestly, the best thing about Christmas for me is that each year it reminds me that I don't need a thing! We don't exchange gifts as a couple, although we'll probably buy things for Harper as she gets older and understands what's going on. This year, she got spoiled by relatives, and everyone was mostly respectful of our values and storage limitations, so that was nice. She's liking the Skwish ball, a fabric photo album, and some board books that are also blocks. She got a lot of clothes. Only one battery operated thing - a Fisher Price "cell phone." And she loves it, doh. We did get some Robeez boots, but a) we don't do leather, and b) they are 12-18 months - huge now, and probably too small in a year.

One outfit I have to figure out how to return. I may list it as FFS on the TP if I can't return it, although I bet no one will want it. It's a pink sleeveless "silky" polyester cami, a pink acrylic cardigan, pink cords with sequins on the flared bottoms : If they made lower back tattoos for babies, that would go great with this outfit, let's say. She breaks out in a rash if she wears synthetics. We put her in the holiday outfit her g-gma got her for a photo and thought we'd get away with layering 100% cotton underneath it, but she still broke out where it touched her neck.

People kept bugging me to feed her food, so I let her taste a sweet potato, which she snubbed like she did last time she tried it. I was told to feed her sorbet because she was "watching you eat." Yeah, sure!

And we had an audiovisual disaster and got no present opening photos. And I tried using the video camera, and it said "new tape" after 20 seconds, so you get a little bit of her grabbing something, and then me swearing. I opted to just watch her open things rather than go hunt for a new tape.
post #1642 of 1860
We had a great Christmas. Evie got some cool things. My grandparents got this for her. She seems to like it. She chews its antenae everytime she gets on it. http://www.dropshots.com/photos/1773...0_b_201811.jpg

We just finished Christmas dinner with my family. My sis went to her il yesterday, so we opted to wait until today to eat. The food was so good, but now I'm stuffed.

Ever since we got to my parents' house, Evie's sleep has been steadily declining. Last night she fought sleep for soooo long. I don't know what the problem is. She still has no teeth, so I'm not sure if it's teeth or not, but I hope when we get back home, it'll magically return to normal. Fighting sleep is not.fun.

Anyway, here is a picture of her in her Christmas dress. I can't believe how big she's gotten. She's definitely crawling everywhere and I've even caught her trying to climb up on her feet. She ends up looking like a triangle.
http://www.dropshots.com/photos/1773...0_b_131730.jpg

This is a picture of her and Caleb sitting under the tree. He had a good Christmas too and is still playing with everything. His favorite was his light saber sword. My dad found one for him too, so he got two. It actually worked out well b/c now he has someone to clash with.
http://www.dropshots.com/photos/1773...0_b_203850.jpg
post #1643 of 1860
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Which reminds me ladies, anyone need some winter clothing for a girl in size 6 mos or 9 mos? I am not going to need them in a few weeks and MAggie out grows them!
If nobody needs the 6 mos. I could probably use it. Evie's only about 16 lbs, but she's 27 3/4 in. long. Do you think that would work? I could probably trade you out some of the 12 month clothes she got.
post #1644 of 1860
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Originally Posted by Amys1st View Post

We only buy 3 gifts since that is what Jesus received plus the kids get plenty more. I try to encourage the grandparents etc to give it before or after the actual day to spread it out and then she dosent get overwelmd as well.

Maggie got plenty of 12 mo clothing. Geez, if you would have told me on Feb 16th that she would need 12 mo clothing in a year I would have never believed it.
We aren't christian, but that's why I asked for 3 gifts. I said "hey, it was good enough for Jesus..." and my MIL heard me
I'm so happy Maggie is in 12 month clothes. that rocks.
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People kept bugging me to feed her food, so I let her taste a sweet potato, which she snubbed like she did last time she tried it. I was told to feed her sorbet because she was "watching you eat." Yeah, sure!
"Santa" brought Ruby a sweet potato. She gagged and then barfed on herself. Got it on video. Nice. Really nice. I may try avocado when the ones we bought this morning are ripe.. but I dont' think she's ready. She shows all the signs, but still I don't think she's ready.
post #1645 of 1860
Oh, Sarah..my SIL and I hid in the laundry room and ate the rest of the sin sticks. Guess I should send her some...

And the rum balls...my DH loved them. As did my FIL. They said that you put more rum in it than you charged for the whole thing!! Dh requests that next time there is less rum so he can take them to work We don't need a bunch of drunk police officers running around....
post #1646 of 1860
I need more sin sticks too. I should have ordered them so that they'd be here for this weekend. I need SOMETHING to help me survive my sister Maybe rum.
post #1647 of 1860
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I used to have those same kind of snap beads when I was a baby. LOVED 'em!

We had Christmas brunch at a friend of the family's house this afternoon. We've been doing Christmas dinner with their family since I was about 4, so it's a big deal and a long-standing tradition.

Did presents this morning with the girls. Victoria is getting better about saying "thank you" instead of "oh. okay." and Sydney is still a total ham with the "it's just what I ALWAYS wanted!!" every time she opens a present.

Of course this morning I dropped the girls off at their mom's house, and the first words out of Victoria's mouth upon seeing the haul under D's tree were, "WHOA! That's SO many more presents than at Daddy's house. COOL!" I know it's not about the stuff and not important how much we get them as long as they happy and healthy and loved and respected, but just once I'd like to have the option to spoil my kids, KWIM? The jammies I got them got tossed aside, the scarves did too, so did the personalized mugs their grandparents sent, and even the new purses from their grandparents with the $10 in it wasn't that great, because they each only had 6 presents under our tree, and like 30 each under their bio-mom's tree. :

I remember Christmas morning taking HOURS at my parent's house growing up, and it took about 10 minutes this morning.

Sorry to be a downer. Being broke this time of year, and knowing it's not going to measure up in our kids' eyes is tough. :
Big sigh. Sarah, I'm right there with you. I don't want to go into details, but this was a very hard Christmas for me. Next year will be better.

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We aren't christian, but that's why I asked for 3 gifts. I said "hey, it was good enough for Jesus..." and my MIL heard me
I'm so happy Maggie is in 12 month clothes. that rocks.


"Santa" brought Ruby a sweet potato. She gagged and then barfed on herself. Got it on video. Nice. Really nice. I may try avocado when the ones we bought this morning are ripe.. but I dont' think she's ready. She shows all the signs, but still I don't think she's ready.
Talula has tasted lots of different foods now, but she doesn't really eat it yet. She gets pissed if I leave her out though, so I have to give her tastes of mostly everything.
post #1648 of 1860
The whole food thing is actually bothering me. The ILs are generally respectful but they want to feed P. FIL tried giving him a lick of whipped cream + lemon curd (part of the trifle) : and MIL put pureed apples and carrots (separate containers!) in his stocking.
I know P isn't ready.
I know *I* am not ready!

Evie looks so big!

Candice, s:
post #1649 of 1860
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This is a picture of her and Caleb sitting under the tree. He had a good Christmas too and is still playing with everything. His favorite was his light saber sword. My dad found one for him too, so he got two. It actually worked out well b/c now he has someone to clash with.
http://www.dropshots.com/photos/1773...0_b_203850.jpg
She's getting SO big!!

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Oh, Sarah..my SIL and I hid in the laundry room and ate the rest of the sin sticks. Guess I should send her some...

And the rum balls...my DH loved them. As did my FIL. They said that you put more rum in it than you charged for the whole thing!! Dh requests that next time there is less rum so he can take them to work We don't need a bunch of drunk police officers running around....
I could do less rum, but I think the main reason that it tastes so "rummy" is because I use the good dark rum, instead of cheapo stuff, so the flavor is stronger. There's really not that much rum in a batch. Really...honest.

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I need more sin sticks too. I should have ordered them so that they'd be here for this weekend. I need SOMETHING to help me survive my sister Maybe rum.
Speak now or forever hold your taste buds...since my car broke down, I can't get to the store until tomorrow night (B is working late tonight, and I just DO NOT feel like going out at 10 or so when he gets home) and then will not be able to ship anything until Thursday (more likely Friday) if I can get him to come home on his lunch break so that I can use his car. And theoretically this weekend I can maybe get to the craft store and price out/take stock of their fleece to see what options I have to offer in the way of baby ponchos.

REALLY not a good time to have the fuel pump on my car go out. It's an almost $500 fix. : Seriously, the crap never ends. It's just too much.

Candice . Sorry you had a rough holiday, hun.
post #1650 of 1860
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Oh, Sarah..my SIL and I hid in the laundry room and ate the rest of the sin sticks. ....

OMG, never thought of that- my SIL would LOVE sin sticks. I am going to do that.

Funny that reminds me- My SIL and brother but not as much have major a sweet tooth. Also she loves gettting stuff in the mail for her. I ordered from a friend's dd 5 boxes of thin mint girl scout cookies. She lives right near them. I told my friend under no circumstance can she drop them off to my brother's home to give to me. She asked me if we all had a falling out. I LOL and said- no, they would eat them all! They would pay for them but who cares, I want the cookies! When I told this to Bob, he said yes, but we would do the same!! When I told SIL, she agreed, yes she would eat them.

Sarah- do you have time to do this in the next week?

Maggie is having holiday withdrawel or something. She spent the day on my lap and breast. She is eating and nursing very well and also napping most of the day. I think she feels a bit warm so maybe she is fighting something. Or maybe she is just sick of all the holiday stuff..

BTW- has anyone noticed their nursling not nursing as much this past week or so? A lot of babies do a "holiday wean" When in reality they are not weaning but mama might be busy with stuff and not spend as much time nursing. Or the baby might do more night time nursing because of all the comotion. I remember Liz started to wake up again right when the holidays started as a baby.
post #1651 of 1860
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If nobody needs the 6 mos. I could probably use it. Evie's only about 16 lbs, but she's 27 3/4 in. long. Do you think that would work? I could probably trade you out some of the 12 month clothes she got.

Let not talk trade because that has to be done on the TP but pm me so I can just send them to you.
post #1652 of 1860
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BTW- has anyone noticed their nursling not nursing as much this past week or so? A lot of babies do a "holiday wean" When in reality they are not weaning but mama might be busy with stuff and not spend as much time nursing. Or the baby might do more night time nursing because of all the comotion. I remember Liz started to wake up again right when the holidays started as a baby.
Nope. still every 2-3 hours round the clock. My girl won't let anything stand between her and her milks!
post #1653 of 1860
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Sarah- do you have time to do this in the next week?
I should have time, yes. The only issue is getting my transportation back.

Luckily, we just found out tonight that B won about $300 in his office league for Fantasy Football, so now we "only" have to pay about $200 out of pocket to get my car fixed. :

I think we're probably going to end up going to one of those car dealerships that will use your pay stub as your line of credit, because B's credit got DESTROYED in the divorce, so there's no way we could get an auto loan based on our credit score. In fact, they might charge us extra just for looking at such a crappy credit report. We have to get a van in the next 4 weeks. I want it by the time I hit 36 weeks, if at all possible, since my last progesterone shot will be given at 35 weeks, and it's supposed to last one week. Definitely need to be ready to transport a 4th kiddo!
post #1654 of 1860
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BTW- has anyone noticed their nursling not nursing as much this past week or so? A lot of babies do a "holiday wean" When in reality they are not weaning but mama might be busy with stuff and not spend as much time nursing. Or the baby might do more night time nursing because of all the comotion. I remember Liz started to wake up again right when the holidays started as a baby.
We are definitely doing a lot of night time right now... but no signs of weaning...

Candice and Sarah big to you both. That is generally the story of my life too Sarah, everything just always seems to happen to me.

Just had a visit from some high school friends and yup, we have absolutely nothing in common anymore. : Oh well, the kids played well together.... Think I need to do a sad post in the circ area... *sigh*
post #1655 of 1860
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We have to get a van in the next 4 weeks. I want it by the time I hit 36 weeks, if at all possible, since my last progesterone shot will be given at 35 weeks, and it's supposed to last one week. Definitely need to be ready to transport a 4th kiddo!
Are you able to put off this purchase for a bit and use 2 cars?
Just an idea.

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Just had a visit from some high school friends and yup, we have absolutely nothing in common anymore. : Oh well, the kids played well together.... Think I need to do a sad post in the circ area... *sigh*
I hear ya. Except I felt the same about my sister! And a hs friend visited me this week-- she and I get along well still. She is no circ, she doesn't understand why one would hide bfing, etc. She is ready for kids, she would like to start trying soon. It was odd to hear about her own childhood though. Her mom told her that she couldn't nurse her because she wouldn't latch, and then her mom couldn't bf her younger brother because my friend had "broken" her machinery. ?????
SOOO much misinformation.
post #1656 of 1860
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I hear ya. Except I felt the same about my sister! And a hs friend visited me this week-- she and I get along well still. She is no circ, she doesn't understand why one would hide bfing, etc. She is ready for kids, she would like to start trying soon. It was odd to hear about her own childhood though. Her mom told her that she couldn't nurse her because she wouldn't latch, and then her mom couldn't bf her younger brother because my friend had "broken" her machinery. ?????
SOOO much misinformation.
My sister I was able to convince though she doesn't have kids herself. I even got her away from the "whatever HE wants idea". I posted over in the circ area though if anyone has any thoughts. Just feeling really out of touch I think... :
post #1657 of 1860
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Are you able to put off this purchase for a bit and use 2 cars?
Just an idea.
I wish we could. B can't make it out of work on time on Wednesdays and every other Friday in order to go pick Victoria and Sydney up from school, otherwise we'd just suck it up. But there's no way I can fit all 4 kids in my vehicle. If I could, we'd just deal with 2 cars for as long as possible, but I can't, and have to be able to transport all the kids.

Believe me, we've put this off as long as possible. We really should have replaced my car when Sam was born, as we can't fit 2 booster seats and an infant seat across the back bench, which means that Victoria either ends up riding in her booster seat in the front (there's no airbag, which is the ONLY reason she's ever done that) or in the back between Sydney and Samantha, but not in a booster. She meets the height requirement to be out of a booster, just not the weight. Believe me, I feel like crap-on-a-stick every time I drive all three girls around, as it's just not adequate.
post #1658 of 1860
Sarah- it can wait a week or two!

I'm glad to hear no on had a nursing strike or a holiday wean! Maggie is still sleeping but she ate a lot all day so she should be fine.
post #1659 of 1860
Lordy, ladies, this is alot to catch up on!! We've been out of town since Friday and just got home today.


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So, all good things. She's most definitely our miracle baby!
I just LOVE to hear this!! Glad she's on target.

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Korin, we got your card, and Harper freaked out! She squealed and grabbed it. I think she recognizes Ruby from the photos on her site. We tested her with all the other cards we got today, and she was indifferent. But show her Ruby, and you get snorts and squeals. Too funny.
That is just tooo adorable!! You've got to get that on tape!

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BTW- our news WGN just showed a raid on a house that stole hundreds literally of xmas gifts off porches. It turns out this couple would follow the ups truck and after the delivery, they would go back and snatch the boxes. They had stuff that still had cards on them etc.

Turns out they were generating phony receipts also to return this stuff to all kinds of places. You name it, they had it in this house. I didnt see a box of amazon books though sadly.

But I am sure this is not a isolated thing since we have been talking about this.
How can people really do this?!! I just can't believe the things that are happening this year! It makes me sad and :

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I got our poncho yesterday (finally!), and Harper looks like a KKK Grand Wizard in it! Crossed with a sheep, since it's curly fleece. It's so cute, and so wrong. Will try to take pictures later. The hood does not look hard to make.

She let us sleep in til 8 today. A miracle.
Can't wait to see a pic. Glad the sleep is getting better

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The flipping tree was on the floor yesterday when I came home!!! The stupid stand broke! suck!! Santa can leave stuff under the christmas bush cuz I not putting it back up!

Sorry for not cheeking in things are ugly here. I have 30+ people comming on christmas eve all are dh's family that I can't stand. Can someone share the flu with me so no one can come? only kidding its just alot of work.

I called one of them and asked if they could bring a salad,just a salad and I got why do I have to bring food for your the host! Do you belive that. 250 dollars later at the store I didn't have my wallet I ran home and came back to find thay put the stuff back!!!!!!! I had to do it over. I'm so tired. I was feeding olivia on the soda cans and this *itch says um can ya move I need to get da pepsi. She says oh your one of those people. your lucky I was holding her I wanted to rip off her head and poop down her neck! sorry for the graffic content.

I need a nap olivia has turned into a high needs baby I can't even put her down to pee without her screaming. How do you deal with this,I'm feeling real stressed out my dh works alot because we need him to he makes more moola than me. I feel like I need me time and I'm not a me time type of person.

So any ways have a great holiday stay safe!
Had to laugh at the Christmas bush comment! But sorry dh's fam is a bunch of @$%!! I can't believe no one would help out! And the lady at the store?! Whats up with people? Hugs

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Quick as I haven't even started on the house and have family coming in 4 hours!!!

I finally got cards! Adorable June babies!

I am home for the next 10 days so not gonna be very good about checking.... Hopefully everyone else will slow down with the holidays as well... I didn't even get on the computer at all yesterday! Shocking...

Hee, Kelly is my twin in MS and Mikey is Jonah's twin... Funny....


Okay, if I don't get back, Merry Christmas or Happy Day or whatever to everyone! Love you guys!
We love ya too!! I've gotten a bunch of cards too and let me say that I think we've got a pretty good looking bunch!!

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We had an awesome time at my parent's house today. The girls were all very well behaved, and had so much fun (Sam slept for 3 hours ).

My mom, in true grandmother fashion, went totally overboard.

The girls got this kitchen set minus the pegboard and accessories...they get my old plastic measuring cups and spoons

They also each (including Sam!) got one of these although Sam got this one

Sam also got a chamois crib sheet, which for those of you who don't know, is the softest thing I have ever felt, bar none. We'll wash it tomorrow and put it in her crib. It should keep her very toasty warm!

And my mom got me Runny Babbit! It's the last book of poems that Shel Silverstein wrote, and took him over 20 years to write. I mentioned ONCE 2 years ago that I'd really love to have his whole collection, as I love Shel Silverstein, and mom remembered!
Wow what a haul the kiddos brought in!! That kitchen set is too cute! I LOVE Shel Silverstein!!

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This year has flown by.

This is the best christmas ever. because I am finally, FINALLY, FINALLY a mama. :
: You know how to make me cry, don't you : LOVE LOVE that Christmas outfit she's wearing in your pics!!! She's just too cute for words!

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Yay Korin & Ruby! Love Ruby's xmas outfit. She looks ready to go synchronized swimming in 1908 in that middle shot!

Megan - oy, I'm glad our car ride is ten minutes today. We had howling on the way to the flipping grocery store the other day, and it just shreds every last nerve. But whatever doesn't kill you, right?

Oh, I got a whole bunch of cards yesterday! I got Marlow's, Jonah's, and J.C.'s.

Last night I went out for drinks after bedtime, and I got a call at 10pm: "Uh, she sleep-pooped, and I can't get her back to sleep..." So I got home to find a baby rolling around, totally wired. On the plus side, she nursed and then fell asleep on her own by just flailing around in the bed. Then she did that after her 2am nursing. Pulled off, flailed. I hope this is something new that continues, but since I talked about it, it probably won't! She only got up 2 times last night after we went to bed, which is a huge improvement.
Glad you got the card and even before Christmas, Im impressed with myself Love the "sleep pooped" comment!! That a great one, Im gonna have to use it.

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We didn't buy much for da babee either. but you know what. It doesn't matter. Nothing matters. Sigh. I'm all nostalgic and sentimental. :
I actually had finished shopping for the girls and then all of a sudden it hit me last week, we hadn't bought anything for J.C. Its like I totally forgot that he should have a little under the tree. : So I bought him some fun little stacking rings, a few teethers. He got so much stuff from my folks and my inlaws. We also asked that no one get anything all loud and light up-y. Glad that they listened!


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I'm awake, and the rest of the family is still sleeping.


I want the kids to wake up!!!!! I told B there was only one thing I wanted, and I see it under the tree (it was a CD...easy to distinguish) but there are three other gifts for me, and he's been hinting at how proud he is of his gift giving prowess, so I wanna know, darnit!

After gifts we'll get some breakfast in the girls and then take them to their mom's house, and then B and Sam and I will head up to my parent's best friends' house for Christmas brunch. Can't wait!
You're so funny!! Did you go and shake the presents before anyone woke up?! No peeking

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Merry Christmas! Bob is out in the garage finishing up the desk he made for Liz who is still out cold- not a am person!

Everyone have a great day and think of all the gifts we have received this year!!
A day late, but hoping that you had a great day too!

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Merry Christmas everyone! We did the ultimate crazy Christmas Eve and actually made it to two services at church yesterday! 4th Sunday Advent and then Christmas vigil... So crazy....

I had issues finding xmas PJs for the boys too! It was so crazy out there...Finally found something at Old Navy~ C loves his--he spilled water on them while brushing his teeth and actually didn't want to instantly take them off! MY SON!! He usually spills 2 drops and needs a new wardrobe... And J got some in 12-18 months and they aren't even that long on him... : I am so not used to this big baby thing...


C: Christian has a chachi (note: korean word for penis~we use it instead of penis)
M: Yes, C has a chachi
C: Jonah has a chachi
M: Yes, J has a chachi
C: Daddy has a chachi
M: Yes, D has a chachi
C: Mommy NO chachi:
M: No Mommy doesn't have a chachi...

Then next day
C: Mommy doesn't have a chachi????
M: No, Mommy doesn't have a chachi
C: Mommy chachi GONE!?!? :
M: Well, Mommy never had a chachi
C: Mommy NO chachi???!!
M: Mommy no chachi....

He was so devastated by it.

Anywho we are doing our dinner now so Merry Merry Christmas to those celebrating. And to those not, enjoy special time with family and babes. :
We did Christmas Vigil too, but alas missed 4th Sunday Advent. My moms fam does a huge Christmas Eve thing, so we could only fit in one. It was funny, cuz Fr. Mike welcomed those there for 4th Sunday and those there for Christmas Mass, but that it wasn't a "2 for all"

Did you get those fabulously, decadently, uber soft footie pj's?? The girls and J.C got a pair and they are sooooo soft! Love 'em! But they're run so big! Kya's size 4T looks like it could fit me!

Love the "Chachi" Story laughup


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Sorry to be a downer. Being broke this time of year, and knowing it's not going to measure up in our kids' eyes is tough. :
HUgs hon We went a little over budget too. When I mean a little over budget, I mean we actually bought a gift. We have a very tight budget and really no room for extra spending. It does suck!! Im sorry. Loving Family really does make a difference. Being lonely and poor would be worse

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To all you preemie mamas...I want to share with you this picture:

My 35 week, IUGR, severe jaundice, blood disorder, epileptic, thrice tranfusioned, many resussitations baby at age 5


THought that might show how amazing these sickly babies really are...
She's beautiful!!:

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He also got this really cute shirt, I'll post a picture on my blog as soon as I can.
That shirt is soooo Awesome!!! Where did they get it? Must have one!

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One outfit I have to figure out how to return. I may list it as FFS on the TP if I can't return it, although I bet no one will want it. It's a pink sleeveless "silky" polyester cami, a pink acrylic cardigan, pink cords with sequins on the flared bottoms : If they made lower back tattoos for babies, that would go great with this outfit, let's say.

And we had an audiovisual disaster and got no present opening photos. And I tried using the video camera, and it said "new tape" after 20 seconds, so you get a little bit of her grabbing something, and then me swearing. I opted to just watch her open things rather than go hunt for a new tape.
That outfit sounds sooo cool Lving the back tattoo idea!

We had the same audiovisual problems. First we get to my moms and see that our Camcorder memory is full and we don't have the cable to upload the movies. Then just a few minutes into Christmas Eve morning (I've always done Christmas Eve Morning w/ my mom since my parents were divorced) opening presents, our camera battery poops out and lo and behold we forgot the what? say it with me, CHARGER!! We also forgot our smaller, sometimes working digital camera. So later when my stepdad was going out to get a few things at the store, we wanted him to get us some disposable cameras. When we arrive at my inlaws house that night, I find the camera we thought we left at home, but its chosen not to work. So long story long, dh's dad gives us his old camera (very nice digital, better quality than our sometime working one) and its my fav gift and its wasn't even a christmas gift!!:

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And the rum balls...my DH loved them. As did my FIL. They said that you put more rum in it than you charged for the whole thing!! Dh requests that next time there is less rum so he can take them to work We don't need a bunch of drunk police officers running around....


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Originally Posted by chiromama View Post
I need more sin sticks too. I should have ordered them so that they'd be here for this weekend. I need SOMETHING to help me survive my sister Maybe rum.
Booze always works great!!

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Originally Posted by papayapetunia View Post
Big sigh. Sarah, I'm right there with you. I don't want to go into details, but this was a very hard Christmas for me. Next year will be better.
hugs hon

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Originally Posted by Paddington View Post
We are definitely doing a lot of night time right now... but no signs of weaning...

Candice and Sarah big to you both. That is generally the story of my life too Sarah, everything just always seems to happen to me.

Just had a visit from some high school friends and yup, we have absolutely nothing in common anymore. : Oh well, the kids played well together.... Think I need to do a sad post in the circ area... *sigh*
Hugs to you too

Hugs all around Love ya ladies!!
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HI! HEY!!! I got a DDDDC!!!!!!! Who gave it to me???????? I'm so excited!

Forgive any typos...I'm pumping while typing because Mars still hates to nurse

I got cards from Ange and Korin! Such cuties!!!

We went up north to the IL's for Christmas. I was a bit bored and crabby. Lee's mom was the usual passive aggressive and spoke to my DD when she was "angry" with me like, "your mommy sure doesn't help out much", or "your mommy should let you cry it out a little". sigh.

She got a bunch of toys. All plastic, some with scary loud sounds and some she already got from my mom. She got a phone that sounds like the "b" word when you push 6 and sounds like "wh*re" when you push 4...it's delightful.

She also got the snap beads a few of you have mentioned.

We got her one gift. We got it FFS on the TP in like August. It's a hippo that eats blocks that have vegetables in it. She's a bit young so I just have it stored in her room. She never uses her room. it's a big void right now.

We asked the IL's if maybe next year they could stick to one gift for Mars. I saw how horrible my 6 year old niece was about her gifts and I really don't want my kid to be so ummm..bratty. She says things like "that's all I got", and "I didn't ask for this, can we go get what I wanted?". Maybe I am remembering things wrong but isn't 6 old enough to know better?

And isn't 3 old enough to not chew up a bunch of creamed corn and run over and empty your mouth on Aunt Lindsey? I said ew, gross don't do that. and Lee's mom said "he's only 3, you can't expect him to know better". Is she right?

arrgg! and she (my mil) keeps saying how spoiled Mars is. I asked her why she wants to spoil the older kids but be rough with the babies. It makes no sense to me. She wants Mars to lay on the floor crying but kids 1 yr old and over can do whatever they want. Screwy.

Sorry this turned into a rant.

My family's x-mas is this coming Saturday. We only buy for the kids and my mom on my side.

I have to work today and tomorrow. I am thinking about calling in tomorrow to give Lee a day off as a "christmas gift". Being a SAHD, I know he has a harder job than me.
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