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post #141 of 441
Claudia, yummmmmm about the frozen fish.

Fern, those pics are so sweet--time is truly flying by. I have a friend who believes, and she is a rational woman, that time really is picking up speed over the years.

Renae!!! So glad to have you back! Are you sporting a tan on that Mexican skin? I think those two days in LA would have convinced me of the opposite--but then, I never ever have been a big city girl. My biggest guh about the whole mess is traffic and stress. Did you hear the big news about a certain someone on this thread?
post #142 of 441
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W is awfully cute in those pics. I think he looks a bit like L, but not carbon copy. What do you think?

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Jacqueline, just realized both your babes have a birthday on the 31st. V.v. cool! So happy to read updates, I'm all nostalgic for the baby days... for milk coming in!
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How;s your cyst pain doing KK? I hope once it burst the pain eased for you. It stinks how you are still dealing with them boogers.


I had the same realization this weekend, and I thought I would get to say it first.

The cyst pain is a lot better, actually. Not totally gone, but definitely lessened. I'm almost 100% certain that what happened is that one of them ruptured, I suppose the larger one? In any case, whatever is left is "smaller", causing less pressure and less pain. It's so weird how well I know this stupid ovary. And it's also weird that only the right one seems to do anything. I know that because of pregnancy and bf'ing, I've only ovulated 3 times in the last four yrs (Z, L, and this last time), and it's all been on the right side. Even T's egg was on the right side. I wonder how things will change once I'm ovulating regularly again?

I'm reading some really hardcare decluttering/get your sh!t together/get more meaning out of your life books (and yeah, even though it might not seem like it's related on the surface, it is). Wow. The one book which is written by a man--It's All Too Much, by Peter Walsh--is so "tell it like it is" that sometimes it's a little painful. It either hits really close to home for me or for one of my parents...

One thing I've decided is that when I'm ready to get rid of something, I'm not going to talk about it--I'm just going to do it! I especially shouldn't talk to anyone who has clutter probs themselves. This weekend, I was trying to talk to my mom about clutter (she is the High Empress of Clutter), explaining some revelations I had, and I mentioned that I was going to get rid of a *box* of little pink hand towels that were my grandmother's (her mil, who she rightly despised). These are not full-sized hand towels for the bathroom--they're those dinky ~7"x10" towels you put out for guests, and frankly, they're just not my cup of tea. My mother actually said, "Well, maybe could you use them in the kitchen?" Um, NO. Sorry I'm ranting here... my mom reads my blog. (Maybe I'll post that rant after she leaves on her vacation later this week. )

Okay, back to working on the closets.
post #143 of 441
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One thing I've decided is that when I'm ready to get rid of something, I'm not going to talk about it--I'm just going to do it! I especially shouldn't talk to anyone who has clutter probs themselves. This weekend, I was trying to talk to my mom about clutter (she is the High Empress of Clutter), explaining some revelations I had, and I mentioned that I was going to get rid of a *box* of little pink hand towels that were my grandmother's (her mil, who she rightly despised). These are not full-sized hand towels for the bathroom--they're those dinky ~7"x10" towels you put out for guests, and frankly, they're just not my cup of tea. My mother actually said, "Well, maybe could you use them in the kitchen?" Um, NO. Sorry I'm ranting here... my mom reads my blog. (Maybe I'll post that rant after she leaves on her vacation later this week. )
I totally hear this. I had somehow inherited some my my husband's grandmother's clothes and handbags and I never used them. Not my cup of tea, so to speak. The handbags in particular- you could tell that they had been really nice once upon a time, but after 75 years of use they were pretty worn out. I took them to the consignment store last week and they were rejected, so I quietly, without announcement, took the lot to the secondhand store and donated them. Maybe they're valuable, probably not, but I just can't bear to have them cluttering up my life any more. I don't need to inherit someone else's burdens, you know?

welcome back, Renae!

fiddle, those photos are adorable.

TC- yay for a freezer full of fish. yum for smokers too!

Oh, mommas. Oh, mommas. I'm about going crazy here with my alcoholic brother. (not the same as the drunken uncle, who is also causing trouble). My brother is bingeing, he's driving drunk, he's showing up at family gatherings hammered, he's calling me at all hours either ranting or raving. I've stopped taking calls from him unless they happen in the middle of the day and I'm not in the middle of something else. It's so hard to have good boundaries with someone you care for. I've decided to stop wasting precious mental energy on him, which also means cutting my mom off from her hours-long processing calls. She calls me and we talk and talk and talk about my brother and his miserable life and I just can't take it any more. This is hard, but I just can't spend the last three-five weeks of this pregnancy managing my brother's life. Carp!
post #144 of 441
Hey mamas! SOrry I was gone all weekend. We went to the beach and spent a lot of play time with the kids.

Emmalola- I am SOOO sorry to hear about your brother. I don't get the phone calls... but my brother has serious issues VERY similar. His just include a few extra things and 7 wrecked cars (classics included : ) last year. Just hugs mama... cause I have no advice. I just had to let go of it, as much as it hurt. I can't change the world.

TC- Mmmmmmmmm.... Fish....... Glad to hear your DH is back.

I can't remember everything I just read cuz I just got distracted like 5 times while posting this.. Oh well... Hugs to all-!
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for all the May Mamas!
post #146 of 441
fernie - those pics are so cute!! i love the nekkid baby on all black. and that really sucks about your job shakeup and L's preschool moving. talk about too much at once : i hope the job changes still work for you because you have such a good system going it seems.

renae - i'm dying to spend some time in LA...i haven't for years. and i'm a person that LOVES that city...i just don't want to live there. we decided not to do disneyland this summer. my ebin reality check kicked in in high school i would go down to LA a lot to shop and go to shows (it's ~90 miles from bakerspatch). so i really miss that.

speakin of bakerspatch we're flying to burbank tomorrow and then driving up! eeek. i have a ton of laundry and packing to do. and all the water-the-plants type chores. so here i am drinking coffee

emily - you really don't need that brother stress right before you give birth : that is such a drag. is there any way to get him into rehab? i'm sure you've all tried. you can't make a grown person make their own changes until they are ready you also can't reason with someone who is on a drunken rant so you're smart to put limits on the calls you'll take.

you are vERY in tune with your ovaries KK. i have no idea which side my babes came from i hope your pain is a lot less now. i'm a cluttered person. but trying hard to let go. right now i'm getting rid of a bunch of clothes that never fit me again after isaac was born. i finally reached the realization that my body changed and these perfectly good, perfectly cute clothes just aren't ever going to work again. sucks but it is time to let it go. i'm not back in all my clothes yet from this pregnancy but if i haven't worn it in the last few years...it has to go. (i know that would seem obvious )



i love the cocooning aspect of the first couple of weeks with new baby too. i really felt like the month of june disappeared because i was so home-centered. it was all about the healing

yay - doug is going to his office right now so i don't have to go. one errand crossed off the list. woo woo. and i ordered a new hotsling and got a PM that it is here! so i can take it on the vacay. it is going to be disgustingly hot in bakersfield though. i don't know how much i'll be wanting to wear the baby. it has been over 100 every day but my sister said it was supposed to be in the 90s by the time we get there. slight relief. my sister is here visiting!
post #147 of 441
Aaaaannnnndddd the fun keeps coming! : I am so glad I have like 4 concerts to look forward to, all the way into Sept...because I was really bummed about my vacation ending.

I will post more but right now Rowan and I are going to see the chiro, and then I am leaving him with DH (who is meeting us at the chiro) and going up to see Leah (who seems much, much better from last month!) and seeing the Beastie Boys with her! I totally forgot I agreed to go with her before my vaca, and she called yesterday and was like "um, I know you feel antisocial but you still want to see the Beasties with me tomorrow night, right?" I was like "OMG! I forgot!" So yeah.
And THEN, we (DH and I, and Leah is meeting us there I think) are going to Warped Tour on Thursday. Yay!
Aaaand, Leah told me she got me a ticket to see Tori Amos sometime in September...I forget when.

AND, Blaqk Audio (a SUPER-hot electronic side project of Davey Havok and Jade Puget, the favorite fangirling subjects of mine for over a year now, AFI...www.blaqkaudio.com) are coming to Boston and NYC in Sept. I am SO going...it's the only thing DH has said I can spend money on for the near future. Even DH wants to come with me!

So anyway, if the big news was Danile getting her driver's license after 7 years, breaking through an enormous obstacle and basically rocking the world, well, then YES! I read it!! (that's NON-alcoholic champagne! )
And all of you mamas with all your questions made me I agree, there needs to be a weekly game of like, 20 questions or something. Heehee.

Sex changes and Renae: I admit, I often feel like I'm a hot gay boy trapped in a curvy woman's body...but no one seems to notice.
I loved thoe questions and THAT'S why the thread was so damn long so early into the month! Hahaha!

Okay, gotta go for reals now. Have a great day/evening, everyone.
post #148 of 441
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I loved those questions and THAT'S why the thread was so long so early into the month!
Glad you enjoyed it!

So who's next to volunteer? I'm excited to get to ASK some questions....
post #149 of 441
Maybe it could be what concert you HAVEN'T been too before..
post #150 of 441
Everybody could think of something about themselves that is kind of secret-ish, that they haven't already divulged in the over three years we've been together, and we could ask yes/no questions to try to uncover it.

I vote: Sherri first!

And actually Renae, I just asked that question to make you wonder what the news could be. :
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Are you up for it Sherri?...
post #152 of 441
everyone! two seconds before the day begins...

fern, love the pics
el, I am so sorry about your bro. It IS hard to have boundaries with those you really care for. You sound like you're doing the right thing
renae's back! glad you have some fun things on the horizon. post-vacation letdown is tough.

We're heading into two weeks of crazy-good stuff. Thursday DH and I are taking E and going to Chicago. I have a seminar I have to attend, and just taking the baby makes it kind of like a mini-vacation. The girls will stay with my MIL. We're all on the brink between really excited and really apprehensive - we've never been apart this long before. We get home Sunday and then DH and I had the foresight to take next week off. But we'll only be home Monday and Tuesday, before we take the family to Niagara on Wednesday and then Toronto on Thursday for a long weekend. I've never been either place before, so we're excited. It's just a lot of stuff in a short time! But we'll have fun.

Smooches all!
post #153 of 441
Sounds fun MJ! All those places sound really fun to visit.
post #154 of 441
Miss Juice,
I love Toronto (I am a Canadian in an American body)! I remember loving the night life there, although maybe not so kid friendly. When I was a kid I went to some museum there and there was a room full of dolls dressed in every girl scout uniform from around the world. It made quite an impression on me for some reason.

So, I am off to bike to work. It still kicks my A$$, but I like it.
post #155 of 441
Oh man I wish I could be as energetic to ride a bike to an actual destination. This is not my good week. : I'm exhausted... sick... and frusterated with my house. The dirtiness of dishes... AND the people in it. I NEED my BIL and his girlfriend+her kid OUT!! More on that later...:
post #156 of 441
Wait...that WAS the news, right? I mean, I might have missed another pregnancy or something!
Sorry, I'm a little slow on the uptake this week. Post-vacation bumout still in effect, you understand. :
I'll get over it.

The Beastie Boys were rad. Too many jerks getting WAY too drunk (and one :Pukeed like three seats down from us so we had to leave and sit somewhere else because of the smell ) but the boys gave quite a show! Leah brought me along, gratis, because she didn't want to go alone. Bonus for me, since I'm so poor. Haha.
I heard the very first, debut Blaqk Audio show (which is happening August 30th in SF) sold out in 15 minutes! OMG, I hope I get into the Boston one. Wish me luck! I am such a silly fangirl.
The music is really, REALLY good though; check out their MySpace if you want: www.myspace.com/blaqkaudio


Oh, and Danile, I used to go to SO MANY shows pre-Rowan...and so those two years or so I hardly went when he was first born, and I was trying to navigate this whole Mama insanity (!! Okay, I still am, who am I kidding? But those early days/months/years were especially challenging) it sort of made me feel like I was losing myself, being unable to keep up with music like I used to. And now, well, I miss a lot of shows, actually, money not being exactly plentiful, not to mention time...it actually bugs me when I hear about other friends of mine who like, go to MULTIPLE shows for one artist, who can drop that kind of cash and just get in their cars and drive to whereever they please...I'm jealous, I think. I try and make myself feel better by being like "Well, they don't have the responsibilities I do! They don't have a life!" Haha. It's true, but I'm still jealous.

So there are lots of shows I haven't seen!

*sigh* So well, I will have to think up something about me that you can ask 20 questions about! I feel like at some point I've told you everything though.

Rowan is being particularly poopy this morning (I mention going to a movie, he says no. I mention playing at the children's museum, he says no. When I ask HIM what he wants to do, he says "I want to stay here and play"...which means, "I want to stay here and watch a billion Blue's Clues vidoes! I mean, we just got back from vacation, I guess I gotta understand why he wants to just stay here...but it's hard. I have cleaning to do anyway...)
So I had better go. Have a great day, everymama!
post #157 of 441
Yes that was the news... I'm not sure how I'd manage another pregnancy on TOP of this one.. Although I think Lisa was the one who guessed twins... and that is hopefully NOT true. If they somehow discover that... there goes my homebirth. Last I heard midwives in WA are not allowed to deliver homebirth/birthcenter twins. :
post #158 of 441
Oh ladies... since I love you so much... I figured I'd share it with you and nobody else...


My th post!!!!


I'm officially a senior member right? Anyone help me think of senior titles? I can't think of any...
post #159 of 441
I'm game to be the next 20 questionee. Just give me some time to think about what my subject will be!

Yay!! for 1000 Danile! I think you got at least 100 of them last week,
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Yay!! for 1000 Danile! I think you got at least 100 of them last week,
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