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post #41 of 822
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Just be prepared for him to call it that, rather loudly, in public
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I would always ask DD1 if she wanted to nurse. Eventuallu she would come up to me and say "nuss". It was soooo cute And then one day we were in the grocery store and she was tired and done and yelling "Nuss! Nuss! Nuss!!" at the top of her lungs. At that point I wanted a better codeword, and we came up with "meemees" but DH still calls it "Nussnuss".
post #42 of 822
Happy new year all!

Hmm, if we could be anywhere... a tropical island sounds nice. What I'd really love to do one year though is have all our friends and their kids in one location over night. Like a giant sleepover party, where the kiddos can bounce off the walls for a while and party until the wee hours, then sack out together in a room while the adults booze it up with no need to drive afterwards.

I am having a hard time finding a code word for bfing. Rachel invented her own sign - she screeches if I'm not holding her and flings her body toward me. Once I'm holding her she presses her head against my chest and then looks up at me while patting my boob. Subtle eh? Since I noticed her doing that (over the past 2 weeks or so) I've been saying "do you want to nurse?" and making the sign for milk. DD1 used the sign for more and said "nee nee" so I've experimented with telling Rachel nee nee instead of nurse, but it feels weird. DD1 still calls my boobs nee-nees most of the time. For example, "mommy, I like your nee-nees" ( still haven't figured that one out)

Tricia, that's funny about your DDDDC. I wouldn't have figured it out either :

Karen - good to see you girlfriend! It's been ages!

and to those who need em!

April, glad to hear you're settled and enjoying your new hometown! We also got snow which quickly disappeared. Then we got freezing rain :

Kimya, love your french phrase. I know how to say "will you go to bed with me" in french, which, sadly, I have not been able to put to good use. I used to be semi-fluent in spanish, having spent a year abroad, but now all I remember besides the basics is "seguro hay albondigas" which means "surely there must be meatballs." As you can imagine there aren't many situations where that phrase would be appropriate. *sigh*

Soap, I stole your highchair idea and set Rachel up there today with a tray full of toys. What a hit! She let us prep and eat dinner, only getting somewhat screamy about 3/4 of the way through the meal. DH made faces at her for a bit and we were able to finish without interruption. Yay for the highchair! I think she liked being at the table with us.

Side note: Rachel still won't go to anyone but me, DH, and the dcp. Her stranger anxiety is worse than ever. She smiles at people when I'm holding her, but if my MIL or mom try to hold her she freaks out. Actually if they come too close and she suspects they will try to hold her she starts turning around and clinging to me. Weird no? It's been this way since the very beginning.

NYE was pretty tame. I wasn't planning to stay up but I was doodling around and cleaning and soon enough it was midnight so I went in and kissed DH, who was playing a computer game in the other room. The night before that we went to the wedding of DH's cousin. It was so much fun - all the kids were invited and DD1 was the belle of the ball. She wore herself out with all the dancing, and collapsed across a bunch of dining chairs around 10 We stayed overnight nearby since I had hotel points so it felt like we were *doing something* for NYE day. Heh.

Anyhoo, DH is baking a pie as part of our junk food send off so must go rescue it from the oven and partake. Mmmm... blueberry...
post #43 of 822
Blueberry pie....mmmmmmmm.......

Glad the highchair idea worked for you! Boo on the stranger anxiety! We don't have that yet...I'm sure it will kick in eventually. DS2 pats my chest too!! He even divebombs the boob and tries to latch on through my clothes. Usually then I'm like, "Oh guess he is hungry. Duh."
post #44 of 822
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We are going to spend a few weeks with him in June and I need to be able to say more than "je perdu mes pamplemousses dans un biblioteque".
I lost my pamplemouses in the library? I REALLY LIKE PAMPLEMOUSES. Yes, one s, so that I can say it like MOUSE.

Sandrine, I you big time, and will never turn away any extra fuss or attention toward my person, but my birthday's in April. I think maybe when I signed up o'er yonder I may have maybe said I was like 88 years old, born on jan. 1st, out of the tedium of being online too much and obnoxiousness that comes over me.
post #45 of 822
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but now all I remember besides the basics is "seguro hay albondigas" which means "surely there must be meatballs." .
BWA HA HA HA HA!!! :
post #46 of 822
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all I remember besides the basics is "seguro hay albondigas" which means "surely there must be meatballs."
My spanish phrase is "todos domingos y los perros tambien" which I believe means "All the Sundays and the dogs too."
post #47 of 822
we call nursing Oh ohs cos that's what my first son called them and the name stuck........ once when he was nearly 3 he screamed in a shop cos he hurt himself and started yelling "i want oh ohs" - I was very thankful no one knew what that meant

my baby rolled back to tummy today for the first time <yay> she's a bit behind physically she's always in my moby or now the ergo (hooray) - plus she's pretty laid back! Ah the world owed me an easy baby third time round

note to self: MUST put baby on floor more before her next well child visit
post #48 of 822
my partner lived in Spain for three years a long time ago and she used to make mistakes all the time.

When we went to Spain (oh my gosh - I really love Spain) two years ago for a holiday (we WERE living in England at the time) she couldn't remember much Spanish. She used to do things like say "can I have the green thing next to the tomatoes" cos she couldn't remember the word for lettuce.

Or she went up and said "I am a decaffinated coffee" then "oh no, no I'm not", She was ordering me a decaff coffee
post #49 of 822
Holy smokes now I know what people are talking about when they come in all : from trying to catch up on posts. We were in bed on NYE at 9:30 pm, got woken up by a *gorgeous* fireworks show over the mountains outside the doors to the balcony (kudos to my dad for buying the property back before the town went boom - no pun intended ) and then up for the day at 3:30 to get to the airport in time for my sister's flight. Home now and ready to

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If you could spend New Year's Eve anywhere in the world, with or without kids, where would it be?
Cabin, cabin, cabin. Either hemisphere. Somewhere where we can either snowshoe or swim at midnight. I've had some practice of New Year's Eve snowshoeing at my ILs cabin in the woods.

Pav, good luck with the move!

vermontgirl, so nice!

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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?
I either say I'm going to feed or nurse him, depending on context/audience.

With him, we call it "lait-lait" and sign it as well. Like kimya's DD, he freaks out when he's hungry and sees the sign. He has signed it back to us a few times and initiated it once.

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My other resolution is to get much better at french. FIL called about an hour ago and all I could say was ca va before getting nervous. He doesn't speak a word of english! We are going to spend a few weeks with him in June and I need to be able to say more than "je perdu mes pamplemousses dans un biblioteque".
What were you doing with grapefruit in a library?

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I took french in high school (um, like .... 16 years ago) and with no refresher at all whatsoever, I read this and I want to say "I lost my grapefruits in the library." Am I even close?
Almost exactly (un = a -- not the) Love the blog, btw.
post #50 of 822
I took some french in high school (3 years? Or was it two?) I would love to get into it again.

Baby had her first solid. Avocado. She DOVE at my finger after the first bite. I am not ready. We are gonna do this very slowly. Maybe again in a few days.
post #51 of 822
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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.
I'm not sick of hearing it, Cori. We are having some SERIOUS sleep issues here too, lately. Before he got RSV, Logan was only waking once each night. Now it's every hour or even more. I feel like I'm losing my mind. Naps during the day are non existant lately too. Today he slept for twenty minutes mid morning and fifteen in the late afternoon. He is cranky from lack of sleep and so am I. To top it off, he SUCKS at co sleeping!!! With our three dds, I would pop them into bed with me, nurse them and we'd doze back off. Logan doesn't seem to sleep well in our bed. I don't know what to do....

Sorry this turned into a vent....

I just started reading this thread, I'm off to read some more.
post #52 of 822
The high chair thing has been working for us too. Logan got one from Santa. We put him in it with his toys on the tray to get a picture and he just started playing. He didn't want to come out. I hadn't planned on using it for another month, until he starts solids, but he likes to sit and play in it. I got to eat with both hands for the first time in five months!

We call it nursing or "milkies". We also do the sign thing, he understands it but hasn't tried making the sign yet. I was calling it "boob" but decided I don't want to hear that screamed across the room in the mall or at church.
post #53 of 822
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My other resolution is to get much better at french. FIL called about an hour ago and all I could say was ca va before getting nervous. He doesn't speak a word of english! We are going to spend a few weeks with him in June and I need to be able to say more than "je perdu mes pamplemousses dans un biblioteque".
Kimya~ Too funny about your french phrase. lol I think it won't help you if you want, let say a beer in a bar, heh?

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Sandrine, I you big time, and will never turn away any extra fuss or attention toward my person, but my birthday's in April. I think maybe when I signed up o'er yonder I may have maybe said I was like 88 years old, born on jan. 1st, out of the tedium of being online too much and obnoxiousness that comes over me.
Will you change it now?? Or keep it like that so that next yr we can say again Happy b-day on the wrong day.

you too.
post #54 of 822
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Happy 88th birthday Elsanne

Why am I posting at this hour? Because it's happy hour. As in baby is happily spurting and laughing on the floor and refusing to nurse or sleep. It's gonna be a loooonnnnnggggg day.

Dh and I went out on a date tonight. Just us and the baby. She slept through dinner. My brother gave us a gift card for dinner. And even better...babysitting. So sweet of him. We sat there at the restaurant weirded out because we didn't have to tend to a child, occupy them, tell them the food is coming soon or color with crayons.

We had a good night, though. After dinner we went to the store to price computer parts so that maybe, just maybe dh can fix it when we have some extra money. The dc would never have stood for us shopping at our leisure.
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no time, love you all, happy new year!
post #56 of 822
Hmmmm.
How the morning was SUPPOSED to go: Up at 6, shower, dogs, coffee in the dark, kids at 7:15. How it ACTUALLY went, up at 6 but nursed the babe until 6:30, super-quick shower, baby and toddler both up at 6:40, preschooler up but yelling about how it's still nighttime and we ALL need to go back to our beds. dogcoffeebreakfast and I've taken 20 minutes to type this because I'm doing 43 other things. Still wet, not dressed, and my first patient shows up in my office in 35 minutes. I guess I should go!

Sense of humor intact, though, and that's the most important thing.
post #57 of 822
Phew - tired just reading that, Juice! I think dogcoffeebreakfast is a haiku in itself. A big for your haiku blog.

So I was the only one stupid enough to invite about 10 people over for New Year's and stay up until 4 am? Yes, I suppose I was. Yesterday I was totally and I mean totally knocked out. I must post the photos of dd1 though, she really gave us all a night to remember with her dressing up and dancing. I used to do simiara things when I was 16 - whatever have we got to come???

Cori, please do keep right on venting for as long as the sleep thing goes on. It often makes me feel less alone, and I don't actually need to mention it because you already have...

dd1 had a great word for feeding - 'bwee' she started it very very young and it carried on until she was 5, she thought it was a real word and I didn't disenlighten her as it was quite a useful code :

this time I use feed for people in general and milky for dd, she seems the 'milky' type...

for ambitious types - 'zostawilam mojej marchewki na przystanku' - I left my carrots at the bus stop...
post #58 of 822
ok, no Polish or French but my Spanish phrase is donde esta la zapateria? where is the shoe store? (from pulp fiction). unfortunately i wasn't able to use it on either the visit trip or 'get him' trip to guatemala!
post #59 of 822
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I'm not sick of hearing it, Cori. We are having some SERIOUS sleep issues here too, lately. Before he got RSV, Logan was only waking once each night. Now it's every hour or even more. I feel like I'm losing my mind. Naps during the day are non existant lately too. Today he slept for twenty minutes mid morning and fifteen in the late afternoon. He is cranky from lack of sleep and so am I. To top it off, he SUCKS at co sleeping!!! With our three dds, I would pop them into bed with me, nurse them and we'd doze back off. Logan doesn't seem to sleep well in our bed. I don't know what to do....

Sorry this turned into a vent....

I just started reading this thread, I'm off to read some more.
Sounds like we are in the same boat. Wish we jump off into a new one. Sorry to hear about the co-sleeping. I wonder if he would do better in a side car arrangement?

Every night I cry and say "Something has to change here" but then I don't do anything because I feel like letting him cry is the last option left and that's not me, ya know? I tried the NCSS for a looonnnnggg time and I just love that book, but unfortunately, he resisted everything I tried. I ended up getting even more angry and resentful (especially when doing the sleeping logs and not seeing things get better and that he was up 15 times a night) so I backed off. I'm considering emailing her because I don't think my situation fits 100% and I'd like her thoughts. Not sure if she replies or anything, but her email is in the back of the book! Maybe I'll try agin in a month or so....

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Why am I posting at this hour? Because it's happy hour. As in baby is happily spurting and laughing on the floor and refusing to nurse or sleep. It's gonna be a loooonnnnnggggg day.

Dh and I went out on a date tonight.
to you too! Sorry about the happy hour. We had one too. Conveniently, he feel back to sleep right as my alarm went off. : Gotta laugh or else cry....very jealous of your date - glad you had a good time!!!

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Hmmmm.
Sense of humor intact, though, and that's the most important thing.
What the heck, here's another My morning was unfortunately a little close to yours, LOL. No pets here though. Hope the rest of the day goes a little more smoothly.

HOW NUTS AM I? I agreed to host a movie night at my house tonight. I belong to a woman's group called "Newcomers and Neighbors" in my town - I joined when we moved here to find friends. They are fun women and it gets me out of the house once per month. The group has spinoff clubs and the movie night is one. They begged me to have it at my house. No one has been going. Well tonight, 8 people have signed up. : Is this Murphy's Law??? Good news is that it forced us to clean

All I keep saying to dh is - what was I thinking? I have to go to bed early, esp on a work night! Nathan barely slept at all last night. I'm kicking myself. I don't think I would consider any of them AP and/or crunchy (who knows - they probably don't know I am either) so I'm not sure what the reaction will be when he wants to nurse every 30 minutes during the prime hours they'll be there. I like these women as friends but I don't really see them with their kids so I have no idea what they are like in that respect. (There are play groups but I don't go because of work). Wish me luck! BTW, the movie is The Devil Wears Prada.
post #60 of 822
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Cori, please do keep right on venting for as long as the sleep thing goes on. It often makes me feel less alone, and I don't actually need to mention it because you already have...

for ambitious types - 'zostawilam mojej marchewki na przystanku' - I left my carrots at the bus stop...
Thanks

Darn, wish I had BIL's email as he speaks Polish! That would have shocked ya!
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