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June '06 Mamas its That Time!!!! ARGGHHH!

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Ok ladies, if no one else is game, I am!

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Can't believe its that time already!!!

Congrats to all of us for making it this far! :

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Oh My Gosh Kelly!!! Thought about it this morning and I couldn't bring myself to do it! But I'm glad you did!

: to the June babes!!!! And Happy Birthing Day to all of us mamas!!!

I am glad Andrew is one of the last to turn 1 - I'm not ready yet!! But we have to have his birthday celebration early anyway since DH will be overseas for the actual day (some of you may remember that's why his missed Andrew's birth last year - he goes to Prague for a conference every year at the end of June. I remember agonizing over it but I was so sure Andrew would arrive before he left - and then he was the baby who wouldn't budge - not castor oil nor anything else I tried would make labor start until he was good and ready!)

BTW, sorry my last post here was so depressing! I am almost never like that! I am usually an annoyingly happy person but that week I was feeling awful both physically and emotionally. But now, the mastitis is long gone (after squeezing out crazy quantities of goop from my boob - sorry, TMI there but it was weird!) and I've been to the doctor and tested for Lyme disease as well as rheumatoid arthritis and other things with similar symptoms, so hopefully I'll know soon enough what is causing the pain I've been having (*awful* joint pain and a stiff neck, headaches, fevers, etc.) and be able to treat it. I hate taking painkillers so much but literally, there have been days lately I was in so much pain I couldn't pick the baby up or bend my knees to help DD on the potty! I am almost never sick, so this is very odd....I just can't wait until the labs are back and hopefully they'll have some clue what's going on!

But thanks guys, for the sympathy! So again, sorry to be a downer but since I had asked you all to offer prayers/good thoughts, etc. when my dad was suddenly diagnosed with cancer at age 59.....the hospital finally told us there's nothing more they can do for my father except make him comfortable. I cannot believe it. The cancer has spread a lot and it's Stage IV, plus his liver and kidneys are failing, plus he has an infection. Two months ago today, I remember so distinctly because it was Palm Sunday, DH was away on business and my folks came out here - my dad was feeling really tired but otherwise normal, we went to an Easter Bunny breakfast at the local market and then he bought us ice cream and chased the kids around the playground. No idea anything was seriously wrong. Thinking he'd be around for years and years, to see his grandkids grow up and all....and now barely 2 months later, he looks like hell and he's in pain and they're saying he probably has 2-3 weeks to live. I'm still in shock I think....

Sorry, there I go again - ok, the rest of my post will happy stuff! Andrew is just freaking adorable. Seriously. : He has 7 teeth....is just about walking (takes about 10 steps before losing his balance) does the funniest things....says a few words....is finally starting to sleep longer stretches at night (had been nursing every 2 hours some nights - now going 4 or more somtimes!)

He is CRAZY though. My girls were NOTHING like this! He is into *everything* - it's insane. I thought I was well prepared, being the third time I'm going through the baby-to-toddler phase, but no way! I call him my little wrecking ball because doesn't sit still for a minute - if you put him down he will just rampage through a room knocking stuff over, grabbing anything in sight, climbing on furniture, attacking other babies (seriously, this one had me a little worried because even at this age, my girls would sit and pat babies gently - he goes for their hair, eyes, etc. or just shoves them over and does a sumo wrestler move on top of them!) But my friends have reassured me that he's just a normal boy with lots of energy - even if they have to pick up their babes and move them to safety when he gets to playgroup! And he loves the pool, too - I finally got a Solarveil sling which is awesome!

DD2 turned 3 last week! That night I posted about her ice cream party, I gave up on stenciling the 22 nice little ice cream bowls for favors and went to sleep instead Returned the bowls and the paint to the craft store, and went to the Disney store 1 hour before the party and bought 22 cute, cheap, already-decorated-though-likely-pthalate-ridden plastic bowls and used those instead. Martha Stewart I am not. But no complaints, everyone had fun, gotta upload some photos soon!

DD1 has her dress rehearsal tomorrow for her dance rectial next week. Gotta go get all the stuff ready for that!

Hope you all are doing great as we enter Birthday Month!!
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BFM, don't you dare apologize for sharing your problems here and asking for support. That's what we're here for!

I am so sorry to hear about your father. It must be so hard, and I cannot begin to imagine what you're going through. It was nice to hear how he got to chase his grandchildren around.
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June already :
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He is CRAZY though. My girls were NOTHING like this! He is into *everything* - it's insane. I thought I was well prepared, being the third time I'm going through the baby-to-toddler phase, but no way! I call him my little wrecking ball because doesn't sit still for a minute - if you put him down he will just rampage through a room knocking stuff over, grabbing anything in sight, climbing on furniture, attacking other babies (seriously, this one had me a little worried because even at this age, my girls would sit and pat babies gently - he goes for their hair, eyes, etc. or just shoves them over and does a sumo wrestler move on top of them!) But my friends have reassured me that he's just a normal boy with lots of energy - even if they have to pick up their babes and move them to safety when he gets to playgroup! And he loves the pool, too - I finally got a Solarveil sling which is awesome!!
Seriously LMAO at this :
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Does it have to br june?
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sorry.
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BundleFishMama. You have a lot on your plate right now. I'm so sorry about your father.



I can't believe Bastian's almost one. All of a sudden he's exploding all over the place. Words, walking, climbing, eating . . . he's not even eating books much anymore. He picks them up and tries to read them like a big boy. It makes me want to cry a little because time is passing so quickly, but it's SO cool, too. He's such an amazing little person.
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BFM
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happy birthday month, mamas!!

BFM

so for just a minute, i'd like to expound upon how much of a moron i really and truly am.

j has been sleeping SO well at night. we go to bed at 10, and most nights he sleeps at least 5 hours before he wakes to nurse. seriously, he only wakes up 2-3 times a night, max. sometimes only once. i've gotten several 10-7 nights out of him.

i've been able to nurse him down for naps, and have him stay asleep for anywhere from 1-3 hours without me in the bed. so, being the rocket scientist that i am, i decided it was a good time to transition him to sleeping in the new crib my parents got, which is side-carred to our bed.

now i ask myself, "self, what in the name of Bob made you think tonight was a good night for this?!?!?!?" we're going to our first craft show tomorrow to launch our new business. the one night in the last 3 1/2 months that i've NEEDED sleep, and here i sit at 3 freaking 30 in the morning, tap-tap-tapping away because someone was thrashing around so bad and wouldn't calm down.

and of course he woke up and has been sitting here for almost an hour now laughing, and babbling, and cooing at me. crazy kid.

MAMA NEEDS SLEEP TONIGHT!

so there you have it, ladies...i'm certifiable. :

oh shoot me. : :
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BFM, don't you dare apologize for sharing your problems here and asking for support. That's what we're here for!

I am so sorry to hear about your father. It must be so hard, and I cannot begin to imagine what you're going through. It was nice to hear how he got to chase his grandchildren around.
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BundleFishMama. You have a lot on your plate right now. I'm so sorry about your father.
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BFM
Thanks so much guys. I really appreciate the support here. Candice, you're right, it's just hard for me, I am one of those people who (from the outside anyway - it's a facade - LOL!) seems to have it all together, so I hate feeling needy!

Kids are really amazing though, I have to say. DD1, at not even 5 yrs old yet, understands so much it's incredible. I finally told her, to try to prepare her, that even though we've been praying for Grandpa to get better, it looks like the doctors cannot fix him and that God has decided to take him to Heaven instead (sorry, not meaning to discuss religion here, just saying how we explained it to her within our belief system!) So she said, "That's OK - I will miss him, but he'll have fun there." And I asked her why she said that, and she said, "Because my other Grandpa went to Heaven when I was just a baby, right? So now they'll be together and they'll hang out and have fun watching over me!" I was like....uh, I guess so....and then she said, "But does this mean, when he goes to Heaven, that we have to get dressed up and have a funeral and everyone will cry?" So I said yeah, that's what will happen, and she was like, "When Grandma cries I'll hug her a lot, and I'll tell her, 'Grandma, it's OK, now Grandpa K. [FIL who passed away several years ago] has company!'" She's so sweet.

So last night I was listening to my DDs play dolls together and the dolls were in a hospital, and the girls were the doctors with their play medical kit, and they were saying that they were fixing one doll but the other one was too old and too sick and so they couldn't fix her anymore and she was going to go to Heaven. I suppose it's healthy that's they're processing all this through play, but still....oh, and I feel guilty for laughing, but the funny part was, then they were fighting over whose doll was going to live and whose doll was going to die!
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Seriously LMAO at this :
It's not funny!! : Can I tell you how bad it is - I was SO anti-playpen, I always said I'd never use a playpen or crib or anything that (to me) resembles "baby jail" but I actually borrowed a playpen from a friend : because seriously, I can't even pee these days without him getting into something! We joke around here that there's babyproofing, and then there's Andrew-proofing, and they are two very different things! So I only use it rarely, and still feel like a bad AP mama for doing it, but honestly, he's perfectly happy for a few minutes with some toys in there, and I can cook or whatever without fear of imminent disaster!

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I can't believe Bastian's almost one. All of a sudden he's exploding all over the place. Words, walking, climbing, eating . . . he's not even eating books much anymore. He picks them up and tries to read them like a big boy. It makes me want to cry a little because time is passing so quickly, but it's SO cool, too. He's such an amazing little person.
It's SO crazy, where did this whole year go?!?!?! But I love it too - Andrew has such a cool little personality, and I love how the dynamic is changing among the kids, how the girls have started including him in their play (rather, he has started inserting himself into their play - LOL - but they love him!)

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now i ask myself, "self, what in the name of Bob made you think tonight was a good night for this?!?!?!?" we're going to our first craft show tomorrow to launch our new business. the one night in the last 3 1/2 months that i've NEEDED sleep, and here i sit at 3 freaking 30 in the morning, tap-tap-tapping away because someone was thrashing around so bad and wouldn't calm down.
Ugh - hope he went back to sleep and you got some rest, Sarah!!

And what new business is this? (Sorry, I might have missed it on the last thread, I never did get caught up after being MIA for a bit!) Hope the craft show goes well, even if you need a mega-dose of caffeine today!
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I was having fun with photobucket last night. So now we have two June threads!

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=685921
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I am glad Andrew is one of the last to turn 1 - I'm not ready yet!!

- and then he was the baby who wouldn't budge - not castor oil nor anything else I tried would make labor start until he was good and ready!)

BTW, sorry my last post here was so depressing! I just can't wait until the labs are back and hopefully they'll have some clue what's going on!

He has 7 teeth....is just about walking (takes about 10 steps before losing his balance) does the funniest things....says a few words....is finally starting to sleep longer stretches at night (had been nursing every 2 hours some nights - now going 4 or more somtimes!)

He is CRAZY though. My girls were NOTHING like this! He is into *everything* - it's insane.
I think J.C is the actual last baby since he decided to wait for July But we seem to like to have our babies together Kerri :

I remember both you and I doing the castor oil and can I say YUCK!! J.C didn't budge either!

Don't you dare apologize!!! Thats what we're here for! I'll be praying for you....

Just reading about your Dad made me bawl. I can't even imagine what you and the family are going thru. Hugs and prayers Kerri :

Man, Andrew sounds JUST like J.C!! Even down to the waking up at night to nurse...He has only 6 teeth, but I think we're working on #7. And doesn't the little wobbly walking, looking like a baby oranguatan just he cutest thing ever!!! :

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Thanks so much guys. I really appreciate the support here. Candice, you're right, it's just hard for me, I am one of those people who (from the outside anyway - it's a facade - LOL!) seems to have it all together, so I hate feeling needy!

Kids are really amazing though, I have to say. DD1, at not even 5 yrs old yet, understands so much it's incredible. I finally told her, to try to prepare her, that even though we've been praying for Grandpa to get better, it looks like the doctors cannot fix him and that God has decided to take him to Heaven instead (sorry, not meaning to discuss religion here, just saying how we explained it to her within our belief system!) So she said, "That's OK - I will miss him, but he'll have fun there." And I asked her why she said that, and she said, "Because my other Grandpa went to Heaven when I was just a baby, right? So now they'll be together and they'll hang out and have fun watching over me!" I was like....uh, I guess so....and then she said, "But does this mean, when he goes to Heaven, that we have to get dressed up and have a funeral and everyone will cry?" So I said yeah, that's what will happen, and she was like, "When Grandma cries I'll hug her a lot, and I'll tell her, 'Grandma, it's OK, now Grandpa K. [FIL who passed away several years ago] has company!'" She's so sweet.

So last night I was listening to my DDs play dolls together and the dolls were in a hospital, and the girls were the doctors with their play medical kit, and they were saying that they were fixing one doll but the other one was too old and too sick and so they couldn't fix her anymore and she was going to go to Heaven. I suppose it's healthy that's they're processing all this through play, but still....oh, and I feel guilty for laughing, but the funny part was, then they were fighting over whose doll was going to live and whose doll was going to die!
Ok, there you go again, making me cry!

Earthmama, thats a great thread, we haven't done that in awhile!! Great pics by the way...
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Thanks! I love the one with Bastian in his sunhat at the park . . . it's such a classic cutie pic.

Although he and his dad rocking out to the spiked hairdos is pretty funny too. Mostly I just think it's funny when dh tries to put his "cool" face on.
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BFM. I can't imagine what you're going through. We're here for you, sister.

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I can't believe Bastian's almost one. All of a sudden he's exploding all over the place. Words, walking, climbing, eating . . . he's not even eating books much anymore. He picks them up and tries to read them like a big boy. It makes me want to cry a little because time is passing so quickly, but it's SO cool, too. He's such an amazing little person.

Um, do we have the same kid?? Elijah is the same!! (even about the book! )
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i'd like to expound upon how much of a moron i really and truly am.
i just have to : at this statement.
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(some of you may remember that's why his missed Andrew's birth last year - he goes to Prague for a conference every year at the end of June. I remember agonizing over it but I was so sure Andrew would arrive before he left - and then he was the baby who wouldn't budge - not castor oil nor anything else I tried would make labor start until he was good and ready!)
I remember quite well!
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I'll post later, but here's a few quick pics from Gabriel's birthday this past Thursday:

Birthday cake

Birthday smile

Bath time!
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BFM. I can't imagine how hard this must be for you.

Bakc to post more later and catch up on the pic thread. Kiddos calling now.
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