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post #141 of 366
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Originally Posted by Megs_BK View Post
Sorry to say it, but I am in a time-out (so ordered by Dan) right now from my baby who refuses to lay down and sleep. Despite falling asleep in arms about eight bajibillion times. GYAAAHHHHH!!@!!!!PHIASPIOJAWPEREIOHJ~!~ and also, (I*)&988&^%&^%*&^)(*&)(*&(*&.
This was us last night too, from about 2am to 5 or 6, I think. :
post #142 of 366
Ergo gets used lots, and ring sling in back in commission too. I miss my babyhawk, which dh (d stands for douchebag) let his friend "borrow" before she moved away to Hawaii. : : and : We also use a wagon and a baby jogger. She lovvves the wagon to death, because she can play with toys in it. I have been working pruning grape vines, and she sits in the Ergo for naps and we can sit in the wagon to boob, and then she'll play for a while in the wagon. It works out quite nicely. She's a real peach. People say, "What a goooooood baby." Not like all those bad babies.
post #143 of 366
Let's see if I can remember everything--

Yes, I can sidecar a crib, and I have one there but all of the sides are up so I can put P in it when he wakes up and buy a little more sleep. I haven't figured out if I want to take the side off again.
Leigh Anne-- having more than one bed might work. Maybe just adding a twin would be fine, but then I'd have to push them together, even the height, etc etc. Who knows. DH has been complaining about back pain so we might get a new mattress and then upgrade to a king.


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Originally Posted by Megs_BK View Post
Sorry to say it, but I am in a time-out (so ordered by Dan) right now from my baby who refuses to lay down and sleep. Despite falling asleep in arms about eight bajibillion times. GYAAAHHHHH!!@!!!!PHIASPIOJAWPEREIOHJ~!~ and also, (I*)&988&^%&^%*&^)(*&)(*&(*&.

Repeat after me: we do NOT cry it out in this house. we do NOT cry it out in this house. 'Cause I SOOOO effing WANT TO RIGHT NOW.
This is what we were like last night. Woke up at 11pm went to sleep again at 1:30. : I have NO tolerance for crappy sleep. I suck.
But good for Dan giving you a time out!

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Originally Posted by Megs_BK View Post
"That is NOT a Busy Bee! That is a BEAR in a BEE COSTUME!!!"

or, "Oh-hooo, Rhapsody has two mommies..."

I own the trilogy: "Waiting for Guffman", "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind." Can't beat 'em.
Favorites all, of my ILs

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Originally Posted by AlbertaJes View Post
This was us last night too, from about 2am to 5 or 6, I think. :
Is it teeth? That was my guess. I'm a bad mom, I dosed w/ Tylenol to be sure. It WAS midnight. :

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Originally Posted by papayapetunia View Post
Ergo gets used lots, and ring sling in back in commission too. I miss my babyhawk, which dh (d stands for douchebag) let his friend "borrow" before she moved away to Hawaii. : : and : We also use a wagon and a baby jogger. She lovvves the wagon to death, because she can play with toys in it. I have been working pruning grape vines, and she sits in the Ergo for naps and we can sit in the wagon to boob, and then she'll play for a while in the wagon. It works out quite nicely. She's a real peach. People say, "What a goooooood baby." Not like all those bad babies.
Wagons = cool but do not have one yet.
So I totally missed the vineyard transition. How long are you there for? Is this your new home or what?

Helen, I couldn't find the thread you were discussing but would like to commiserate. I feed my kid water in a sippy with his solids. So I, too, must be inflicting permanent damage.

SS just left after 2 weeks here. Is it horrible to breathe a sigh of relief? Things are so quiet, and clean. Well, that is, after crazy baby finally went to sleep. I hope he walks soon, maybe that will take care of all of this energy. The worst is that he's so strong that he can almost make my drop him just by wiggling.

Forgot to answer: we still babywear but not as often. He doesn't really like front carries anymore (unless he is sleepy) and I don't really like to face him out because the MT cuts into his legs. He loves back carries and I get good vacuuming done then. Double wearers-- you do a MT on the back and a sling on the front? Darn. Guess I have to buy a freakin sling.

Hope your weekends went well! It's so great being able to check in here.
post #144 of 366
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Originally Posted by Selesai View Post
Is it teeth? That was my guess. I'm a bad mom, I dosed w/ Tylenol to be sure. It WAS midnight. :
I have a sneaking suspicion that it is, in fact, teeth. Especially after I gave her some hylands and she crashed out. Tonight she's having a small dose of motrin before bedtime, maybe she'll have some decent sleep and not be so cranky tomorrow.

I love love love watching her toddle around. So cute. Especially in baby capris. Also very much enjoying the babble. She's totally telling me stories and I just don't know the words. adorable.

We still babywear like crazy. Can't afford not to, mostly because I have no help for half the month. The wrap gets used more & more, use a pouch for running errands around town, and I made myself an onbu for other stuff, like tending to horses. Wasn't sure I liked that one at first, but it's growing on me, and I love the fabric I picked, so we'll keep at it.
post #145 of 366
We still bw here. Evie loves it. I was happy to make that discovery.

She also adores the wagon. Jonathan took her and big brother out for a walk in it a few days ago. I stayed home and cleaned the downstairs. When dh got back, he asked how long he was gone b/c I got so much done! I told him it was amazing what I could accomplish when he took the kids and left for a while!

Megs! We were so there a few nights ago. I have no idea what got into Evie. As soon as we'd put her in her crib, she would pop up and scream. It's so not like her. So we rocked, rocked, rocked and now she seems back to normal. After her normal bedtime routine, dh put her down tonight and she just snuggled right in. Who knows what was going on? She did the same thing at naptime too and an Evie without enough sleep is a little Evie that is a BIG SCREECHING TYRANT! geez, the vocal cords on that kid. I think she's a soprano. :

Sarah, the beach sounds so fun! We usually go to Charleston, but it's not in the cards this year. My uncle has a condo on Smith Mountain Lake though with a plontoon (sp?) boat that we can use. He was supposed to be calling my mom with a list of the dates that are available, so maybe we can go there. I don't know though, it's been nice just hanging out here. Of course, I can do without the 100 degree heat we're supposed to have tomorrow! ick
post #146 of 366
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Originally Posted by Selesai View Post
Forgot to answer: we still babywear but not as often. He doesn't really like front carries anymore (unless he is sleepy) and I don't really like to face him out because the MT cuts into his legs. He loves back carries and I get good vacuuming done then. Double wearers-- you do a MT on the back and a sling on the front? Darn. Guess I have to buy a freakin sling.

Hope your weekends went well! It's so great being able to check in here.
I think from here on out when I double sling I will put J on my front in the wrap, and S2 on my back in the MT. At least until J outgrows her, then I'll switch 'em. The wrap is much easier on my shoulders for long periods of time. The sling really started to dig after about 3 hours, and as fidgety as they both were, it was getting pretty uncomfortable. It's also easier for me to nurse in the wrap than it is in the sling.

So, you don't necessarily have to buy a sling. I used the wrap with J from 1wk old on.

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Originally Posted by katiejon1 View Post
Sarah, the beach sounds so fun! We usually go to Charleston, but it's not in the cards this year. My uncle has a condo on Smith Mountain Lake though with a plontoon (sp?) boat that we can use. He was supposed to be calling my mom with a list of the dates that are available, so maybe we can go there. I don't know though, it's been nice just hanging out here. Of course, I can do without the 100 degree heat we're supposed to have tomorrow! ick
We have a blast. Every year for 20something years now. Good times.
post #147 of 366
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Originally Posted by Amys1st View Post

Who is still slingin the tots?
Kait still loves the Beco. And since there are still places I don't want her ramming around (like our scary old basement where the washer/dryer are) , and the fact that she will NOT stop trying to climb into the dishwasher no matter how many times I redirect her, she's up on my back at least a few tiems a day. Sometiems when she burns out walking around/playing, I can put her up on my back and she calms right down...she's been there since she was 6 months old, so it's comforting.

Sorry about the sucky sleep, everyone. I'm not allowed to mention sleep per a previous agreement, but suffice it to say I feel your pain many nights. Teething is fast and furious here, and I can't wait until it's over...which should be inside of the next 6 months for us if she's anything like her brother, and stays on the current eruption rate she's on.


We're back home, ahhhhhhhhhhhh. Nice to get back to 'normal'. Seeing the 'rents is nice, but man is it more stressful there when I'm trying to work.
post #148 of 366
still bw here too.

got a new MT made from a friend in another tribe.


see here and here.

also got a new haircut.

lil ant in papa's shirt


came home from work to find this.

she likes dresses more than I ever did

goats are fun!

I love my baby!

she gets sleepy.
and loves her nana.
post #149 of 366
and we sometimes use a spoon or spork (medic!).


and we also eat POPCORN!


and DH didn't know the RULES so we also eat peanut butter. Bad parents!
post #150 of 366
Of course I had to say she went to sleep like a dream and I was expecting it to last, right. Guess who got up not 2 seconds after I hit post! She was up for at least 3 hours too. J finally went in there and relieved me. He ended up sleeping in the floor. I could her her giggling with glee over the monitor and jumping in her bed. :
post #151 of 366
Someone can unscrew caps. At least she didn't decide to EAT the conditioner. This was in the two seconds I turned away to put toothpaste on my toothbrush. I have to have LOLZ at that thread about when you can leave a child unattended. Age 21? Foot pedal trash cans also no match for Babyzilla.

I feed my child from my fork sometimes. If only we had a spork. The damage I could do!

OK, back to today's rousing game of "will the babysitter show up?"
post #152 of 366
WTH are you talking about? I am not leaving my kid alone until 30. That way he'll be good and screwed up.


On the serious side-- this morning, I thinking about having to leave P when in the hospital (yes am having hospital birth not homebirth but will labor at home as long as possible). And what happens when I'm back at home with a new screaming child during the night and he needs to nurse? He won't have nightweaned by then, I don't think.
In fact, I have my doubts that he'll ever nightwean. Of course, when he's 30 he'll have to, because I"ll be kicking him out of the house.

um, sleep last night sucked. for all of us. just call us the crappy sleep house. P had baby nightmares which I suspect were brought on by teeth. evil evil teeth. Tylenol, small dose, works. am i killing my child? because it's also RED and CHERRY FLAVORED. I couldn't find anything else. ?
I couldn't sleep either.
DH couldn't either he showered at 3 in the morning did not go to bed until 5 (suspect Red Bulls (yuck) consumed in evening were part of the problem for him) now he is very tired and P is trying to kill him.

Yesterday P kissed me on the lips! Then he bit my nose. Also he sang the first four notes of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (his theme song) perfectly on pitch.
The next Mozart, I tell you. Where is my piano? And when will he walk?
post #153 of 366
I am a big believer in the compassionate use of safe, time-tested anti-inflammatories for teething pain. Heck to the YEAH on that. Everything in moderation...

Sleep was a bit better last night. She went down instantly, and for her father, so that was great. I'm a bit concerned about how night-nursing heavy she still is, but only because I'm going away for a couple of nights at the end of the month. I know that Dan expects to just get zero sleep. So, we're testing out a little moo juice on her (results so far? LOVES it) and I just ordered a replacement power cord for my pump... so she won't starve. It just won't be pretty. Or maybe it will be -- who knows? I'm still going to go away and enjoy the bejeebuz out of myself!
post #154 of 366
Wow, here we are as toddlers. Im not happy, but cant change it. Im so glad to see Im not the only one up at night with a teether. Its not been fun. This morning was better because it was 4:30 instead of the usual 1:30. She seems to pop 2 teeth at once. Shes now on 6. She loves being outside and playing but its been so hot, we've all been trapped in the house. She pretty much is on me all the time unless she is sleeping. So, here we go....on to another day.
post #155 of 366
Jess, we came down to So. Oregon for the summer, but we may end up staying. Raising our kids in the country is kind of a dream. We're right on the So. Umpqua River and have this beautiful vineyard and we get to see horses, cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens every day. The living situation is not fab, but it will get better. We live in a trailer and the plumbing is primitive. We hope to build a tumbleweed house this year, and if it works out, we may built several of them on the river and run a bed & breakfast. And my parents are letting us have an entire acre to plant barley, so that we can make our own beer. They're also very open to going organic, and going green as a vineyard lifestyle, so it seems like a really rad opportunity.

So, you ask one little question and get a big old paragraph for an answer. One more thing - I don't have to worry about whether or not I can stay home with the babes anymore if I'm here. We'll have no bills, other than a cell phone bill and my dumb student loans.

My poor little baby was up crying last night, and I'd give her the boob and she'd keep kicking and crying. Finally, after too long, I turned on the light and checked her diaper. Poop. Poor thing had been sitting in it for who knows how long. No rash, so not hours, I guess, but poor baby.

She so cute. She loves all the farms animals. We stopped to look at the lambs today and I baa'd at them and they'd do it back. So adorable. Talula was going crazy. Gah! Gah! Gah! And trying to jump out the car window.
post #156 of 366
I'm at the beach. spotty internet coverage. happy happy at the beach tho. Ruby is sleeping well ooops... I mean, nevermind! i didn't say that!!

Tylenol never worked for us. I tried it once, she was still miserable. so i doubt we'll use it again.
post #157 of 366
Ahhh beach. I miss the ocean.
We went to the "beach" a few days ago. It was a tiny river, and there was a beaver in the water with us. They make funny mewling sounds, apparently. I'd never heard one before. Katie had buckets of fun splashing in the water.

Candice, the vineyard thing sounds great. We lived in a trailer for 2 years. No kids, but we know others who have done it with kids. I'd totally do it with kids if that's what it took to be in the country. There are 3 horses grazing on my lawn as I type this, no one will ever convince me to move back to the city.

Oh right. We don't crawl anymore. Somebody figured out how to stand up without holding onto things, so who needs crawling!
post #158 of 366
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Tylenol doesn't work here. Motrin does though. Probably 'cause we hardly ever use it, so when we need it, it works like gangbusters.

We sleep a lot more when teething than when not teething. This is actually not a good thing, as it makes it very difficult to leave the house. Someone, who shall remain nameless, but whose initials are My Baby Girl gets very cranky and screamy when tired and away from her bed. High maintenance much?

Working all week. Hating every minute of it. Pumping, but my boobs are still screaming at me. Today, as soon as the clock struck 4:30 (the time I got off work) my milk let down and I soaked through both breast pads, my nursing tank, my double layer nursing shirt, AND my cardigan. Ridiculous. I forgot one of the soft rubber cup thingies for my pump, so I couldn't double pump which meant I only got 6oz instead of the normal 12. Thankfully, J has nursed like a champ and so I'm not in ridiculous amounts of pain anymore.

The job is incredibly boring. I read all of my 312 page book today during my 8hr shift. I'm filling in for a receptionist, and answered 20 phone calls today. Monday is the "high call volume" day, too. : The rest of the week should be fun. Hey, at least I'll get good reading in! I may try to tackle Love In The Time of Cholera...in Spanish.

Jess, UofM is a fantastic hospital. We must get the babies together. We're only an hour apart! PM me and lemme know what your weekends look like.
post #159 of 366
Sarah, I had a job like that the summer before I commissioned into the Air Force. It was a dreeeeeeam job for a reader! Ohmygosh. I never got to do any pleasure reading during the school year, so I tanked up on all sorts of goodies that summer.

Hmmmm... as long as you're doing Spanish books, I recommend "The Shadow of the Wind." I read it in English, but the translation is evidently very very good.
post #160 of 366
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Sarah, I had a job like that the summer before I commissioned into the Air Force. It was a dreeeeeeam job for a reader! Ohmygosh. I never got to do any pleasure reading during the school year, so I tanked up on all sorts of goodies that summer.

Hmmmm... as long as you're doing Spanish books, I recommend "The Shadow of the Wind." I read it in English, but the translation is evidently very very good.
I'll have to look that book up, Meg, if our library ever lets us back in.

I love Gabriel Garcia Marquez. His books are so rich. Depressing as all heck, but so is all Spanish media, it seems. Y Tu Mama Tambien? Please. Angry angry angry.

J has started a new trend where he'll nurse down around 10, wake up at 2, and then about every hour after that. Makes for crap sleep, but what else is new?
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