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Ringing in the New Year with the July Mamas

post #1 of 822
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Happy New Year!!!!

What shall we kick off the New Year thread with? I'm too tired to think of a fun question.

How about this:

If you could spend New Year's Eve anywhere in the world, with or without kids, where would it be?

Dh and I both love tropical places even though we both get crispy in the sun. I would take the kids, but also bring a nanny for them so we can have some fun grown-up time along with the family time. I don't have a favorite place to go, but would love to go someplace we've never been before and warm.
post #2 of 822
I really like spending new years with my high school buddies and the sibs who are close to our own age. They don't get crazy drunk, everyone knows the jokes and stories before they're even alluded to, and we all like the same music. Won't happen again for a few years, I'm going to miss it

another question for the booby babies' mamas: do you say breastfeed or nurse or something else? as in, "ds wants to breastfeed," or "I'm going to nurse dd now." I definitely say nurse, it seems less awkward and less like I'm overstating the obvious, you know?
post #3 of 822
HI mamas and Very Happy New Year to you all!
We also went to bed at 10pm and I was expecting to be woken up by fireworks at midnight but instead I woke up at 1:30am! I never heard a single firecracker or fireworks this year! We had really bad storm last night that killed everything else. Our LAST South storm!! We are flying on Thursday....off to Seattle.
Moving company coming tomorrow. So I basicly came here to say good bye for a while. We will have computer at the end of this week though but I don't think I'll be on it that frequently for a while.

TO answer the question - I have no idea where I'd love to be. Probably somewhere in snowy mountains. Sitting by a fire inside a beautiful log cabin listening only the sound of fire. Looking out the window watching the snow fall on the ground......that's my kind of New Years Eve. Never had it. Maybe as a kid, but minus the log cabin

Off to work now. Finishing the packing.

Take care everyone. Have a WONDERFUL, successfull year 2007!! Love to you all.
post #4 of 822
newlywaas, I say nurse. Or feed. At mama's Breastaurant.

I thought that was funny how that June mama came in to razz our butts. Hey, more chatty, more to keep up with, harder to do. I'm not sorry we're not in competition any more!

New Year's, anywhere? Hm. Probably my same answer for anywhere for any time, because the actual passing into the new year means almost nothing to me (I went to bed last night at 11.30 pm). I did have fun, viet & I made a bonfire and the moon was bright & beautiful, we charred some potatoes and chicken sausage...
post #5 of 822
Happy new year!
I love New Years. Tanya, your question is too hard. Maybe I'd go where you and your DH were and take advantage of your nanny

waaz, if I'm specifying I'll usually say nurse. But usually I'll just say feed or eat or whatever seems appropriate at the time.

Pav GOOD LUCK with the move. I can't imagine the stress of it all. I hope everything goes smoothly.
post #6 of 822
elsanne, a bonfire, nice. We always have a fire and sit in front of it and have a glass of champagne. We write down thoughts about the year, not resolutions per se, but things we liked and didn't like and are ready to be done with etc, and burn them. It's very cathartic. My favorite ceremony of the year for sure.
post #7 of 822
I beat you this morning, Joosy Goosy. Beat you here!

The fire/burning thing sounds really cool!
post #8 of 822
I went snowshoeing during the day (with dh and baby) and at night we bundled up and walked downtown with Harvest in the ergo carrier and watched the First Night parade. Last year I watched it with my husband and I remember getting all teary eyed saying that the following year our 5 month old would LOVE the colorful dancing dragons in the parade so much. Well this year I was teary eyed because He WAS there with us LOVING the dancing dragons in the parade. His eyes were so wide and he seemed to love all the lights. He also experienced the kiddy fireworks. He was asleep when Andy and I went to the hot tent and had some nice warm food.
At night we all went to sleep at about 8:30 and as I dozed off to sleep with my wonderful husband and our baby inbetween us and I thought to myself that I wouldnt have changed New Years eve this year for the world. I spent it just the way I wanted to.

I call it nursing. However, I might call it the breasteraunt from now on. that is too cute!
post #9 of 822
Dh and I watched "The Breakfast Club" and "An Inconvienient Truth" last night and I completely forgot that it was New Year's. People in the neighborhood started shooting off firecrackers and whatnot, and I paused Al Gore to ask dh in an irritated tone if civil war was erupting outside our door or something!

We would probably take the kids and go to Houghton, Michigan where my mom lives. It's beautiful and snowy, with the possibility of seeing the northern lights, and with my mom, sister and brother there, we could be close to the kids, but not necessarily be entertaining them all the time.

I say nursing and breastfeeding interchangably, whatever comes out of my mouth at the time. Or I speak to ds2 directly and ask him if he wants nursies.
post #10 of 822
vermontgirl sounds like a truly fab celebration--how awesome! Then imagine, next year, what that 1 y 5 month old is going think of those dancing dragons!
post #11 of 822
Houghton! I know that place well! I worked a couple summers on Isle Royale and we would always party down in Houghton, and catch the boat to the Island from there. I have only seen it in summertime though--and the Northern lights truly are amazing--
post #12 of 822
Look at me! Little miss Posty-Pants this morning ah!!
post #13 of 822
Happy New Year all!

Normally I hit the sack around 9 pm (you know the sleeping issues well)...but I was feeling rather defiant last night and stayed up to watch the Will Farrell movie "Talladega Nights". I didn't fall asleep until around 11:30. : : Of course, during the movie alone, Nathan woke up 5 times. That should have been my warning. Needless to say, I'm really kicking myself in the pants today. I should know better. I love this little guy so much but damn, this sleep thing is getting old. And I know you're sick of listening to it! LOL

Today it is rainy. Trying to get some things done around the house. NOT looking forward to returning to work tomorrow.

If I were to go anywhere, I'd love to return to Aruba. My sister was married there in 2005. We had a great time. Ds1 always asks when we're going back. I wouldn't even consider doing such a thing until Nathan is much older and sleeping!

I usually say "nurse" but more often "eat" and to Nathan I try to say "milk" and do the sign but this time around I've been horrible about being consistent with it.
post #14 of 822
I think breastaurant is my favorite
post #15 of 822
My real New Year's was pretty good. But in a perfect fantasy world I would have spent it with a special friend of mine, alone, with no kids. Hard to believe my little Henri is 5 months old already. Where is the time going?
post #16 of 822
perfect nye? does one exist? i never have a good time on nye, no matter what the preparation or whatever...just home w/the family sounds good to me...

and i too stayed up too late-11p-and totally regret it, i think my seth is trying to challenge your nathan, cori! ugh! can't believe dh's vacation is over and it's back to the grind tomorrow, up at 6:30 etc. ack!

i say nursing...for now...
post #17 of 822
First page!

I don't know where we'd go. Probably party with my friends if they had nannies too.

We say "bee" (which is Adia's word for nursing.. shortened from boobie by her choice), nursing, or nursie noodles when being silly with Miss Francesca.

I stayed up until 1am last night to metabolize those 3 sips of champagne before cosleeping. Luckily Francesca decided to sleep until a glorious 8:45, because her routine was all thrown off too.
post #18 of 822
Happy new Year!!

DH and I were talking about all the people who were crowding the streets in NYC and decided that is definetly a place I would NOT like to go. I think the best place would be on a cruise in a tropical place. Probably won't happen though because DH thinks every boat is the titanic and is deathly afraid of them.

Here's a picture I thought I would share of Andrew. He's getting more and more curious about his world.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i1...h_IMG_2768.jpg
post #19 of 822
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Originally Posted by gumby74 View Post
Happy new Year!!

DH and I were talking about all the people who were crowding the streets in NYC and decided that is definetly a place I would NOT like to go. I think the best place would be on a cruise in a tropical place. Probably won't happen though because DH thinks every boat is the titanic and is deathly afraid of them.

Here's a picture I thought I would share of Andrew. He's getting more and more curious about his world.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i1...h_IMG_2768.jpg
Oh how adorable!!!

Cute ddddc! I assume refers to the gumby name??
post #20 of 822
Happy New Year to all! I always seem to "abandon" this thread when it gets too long and I should not do that.

My perfect New Year's Eve would be in Vermont. I love all seasons there, but I've been dying to go XC skiing and we have had absolutely NO SNOW yet. We have not visited Vermont for over a year, sigh.

As far as the BFing question, I say nurse.
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