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post #1001 of 1054
it's never your kids doing stuff like that
post #1002 of 1054
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it's never your kids doing stuff like that
Her parenting style was much more permissive than mine. She seemed more like a spectator, but then we all have our days, I guess.

On a different note, my boss knows I'll be TTC because it's very relevant to my job. We get food donations in a few times a week, and sometimes other stuff comes that people think we might be able to use. This week, we've gotten a weird amount of baby stuff. Diapers, receiving blankets, a plastic pad...I don't think we've gotten anything like that, other than stuffed animals, in the last 18 months. Very strange, and hopefully a good omen of some sort!
post #1003 of 1054
Hey everyone, so nice to see more posters on this thread.

I hope everyone is well. I'm tired (ended sleeping with both kids in DS's twin bed again as they are both sick and we can't all sleep in our bed since DH's abdomen is still tender from his surgery.

And I think it is that tiredness is making me very weary of this journey right now.
post #1004 of 1054
VegAmanda about the cm comment you posted earlier. I understand your apprehension with having another baby. We lucked out in so many ways with our son, it's a little scary to think about rolling the dice again. I'm sure you will take it all in stride, aren't second children supposed to be easier? How old is your son?

Hmmm, sometimes your PBS station will re-broadcast programs later on in the middle of the night. Check your local schedules.


Happy Thursday, ladies!
post #1005 of 1054
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VegAmanda about the cm comment you posted earlier. I understand your apprehension with having another baby. We lucked out in so many ways with our son, it's a little scary to think about rolling the dice again. I'm sure you will take it all in stride, aren't second children supposed to be easier? How old is your son?

He's twelve, and aside from a tenacious streak around three, he was so easy. Happy baby, never cried without a good, easily identifiable reason, potty trained easily...and he's still a pretty easy kid. I feel like I won't get that lucky again, especially since the biology will be different. I don't suppose I can take genetic credit for all his good qualities.

It's not like I can return the kid if I change my mind, ya know? I can't imagine regretting having another child, but we're so far from babyhood now, it's scary to go back again.
post #1006 of 1054
VegAmanda, it sounds like you feel like I feel--as a first-timer. I have no idea what I'm going to get, and how I'm going to handle it! Oh well--it will be a fun ride!
post #1007 of 1054
Um, my second child was definitely not easier. He's totally worth it though and you do get through it.
Sometimes I know I am crazy to be wanting a third.

CD 1 here
post #1008 of 1054
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CD 1 here
veganmama. Sorry AF showed up at your house.
post #1009 of 1054
sorry veganmama!!!

well, we moved the rest of our stuff here today so now we live among boxes and my back hurts. ouch I hate moving. I'm a little scared not taking all my herbs and supplements and not doing acupressure will lengthen my follicular phase again.. it is day 11 already and I don't know if I will find all my things tomorrow..


I have done my share of babysitting in my youth but I'm not scared of the baby/toddler phase so much. I am horrified by the thought of a drug-taking, horrible music-liking teenager though
post #1010 of 1054
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sorry veganmama!!!

well, we moved the rest of our stuff here today so now we live among boxes and my back hurts. ouch I hate moving. I'm a little scared not taking all my herbs and supplements and not doing acupressure will lengthen my follicular phase again.. it is day 11 already and I don't know if I will find all my things tomorrow..


I have done my share of babysitting in my youth but I'm not scared of the baby/toddler phase so much. I am horrified by the thought of a drug-taking, horrible music-liking teenager though
, yeah that! Can't we just send them to military school at 13 years old?
Congrats on getting all your stuff moved, now's the hard part, unpacking! It can be fun too though, putting everything exactly where you want it. Good luck.
post #1011 of 1054
I worked in a middle school for two years and I decided that if I had to work with teenagers again, I'd rather work with the high school age kids. Those mid-school years are the worst, imho. If you can get them through that time, I think you're home free. Everyone I know who went to boarding school tells me stories of highly dangerous and illegal adventures while there, BTW.

I am in the midst of the terrible twos with DS right now, and really, it's not so bad (except that he still is not a good night time sleeper). I think at this age, you have to understand that they crave control over their own lives, and giving them some choices (along with keeping them well-fed and rested) really helps a lot.

Have a great Sunday everyone!
post #1012 of 1054
you sound like an awesome mom, catemom. obviously the other mothers on here do too, that was just such a clever and helpful comment!
post #1013 of 1054
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you sound like an awesome mom, catemom. obviously the other mothers on here do too, that was just such a clever and helpful comment!
Yeah, aren't we lucky to have such great mentors! I know I appreciate having all of your support while TTC, and look forward to having your support and advice when we have little veggies running around!
post #1014 of 1054
I am finding my kids more challenging at 4 and 5 than any time other than when they were infants actually. Some days DH and I look at each and wonder if we can really handle another.

DD gets difficult right before or after big milestones. When she first started junior kindergarten last year (at 4 years and 2 months old) we had a few rocky months with her. She was an angel at school. Her teacher, who is young and married with no children told me that Alannah may have changed her mind about not having kids!
She has grown (height wise only) 2 sizes in the last 3 months. But I am am wondering if there is a big developmental milestone coming given her behaviour lately.

DS is getting clingier. Lately he has not been wanting to go to gymnastics and other things he used to enjoy. He has always said "I'm not going" before each and every swimming lesson and gymnastics class he's ever had. But generally when we get there he has a great time. Lately though, it seems to really be upsetting him to go. Of course, everything is paid for in advance and non-refundable! He is supposed to start junior kindergarten in September. Should be interesting.

Last night they locked us out of the house, which was pretty funny. They were in the living room playing and DH and I were sitting on the front porch drinking tea with the front door open, which locks automatically when closed. We have a key hidden outside thankfully. They thought they were pretty smart, LOL!
post #1015 of 1054
Veganmama Your kids sound like smart, healthy, independent thinkers to me! It's interesting to hear that your son is getting clingier--I wonder if my son will do that too (he's fairly clingy right now).

I am definitely not in the winner's circle as far as parenting goes, I just read a lot. I like the books (like anything by Brazelton) that discuss psychological aspects to development. If you can have an idea what your child is going through or thinking, it's easier to be patient with them and help them.

Happy Monday, ladies!
post #1016 of 1054
I agree with the trying to empathize with them. Even when they are driving you nuts, if you can put yourself in their little heads you can usually see why they are acting the way they are.
Before I had kids, a woman I know described her feeling about her kids as such: My son is my heart and my daughter is my soul. Now that I have a son and a daughter I know exactly what she meant by that.

I'm pretty down today. The PG woman over on the 40+ thread is losing her baby. Not only am I very sad for her but this makes 7 losses in a row for us. We haven't had a sticky bean in over a year. I do know women over 40 can get PG but it's seeming very difficult right now.

I turn 41 this cycle.

But I am trying to look at how incredibly lucky I already am.

You sound like a great mom, catemom.
post #1017 of 1054
veganmama, I'm sad to hear about the woman on the 40+ thread. I hope this birthday cycle is a happy, serene one. I really like the idea that my son is my heart and my daughter is my soul.

snowbell, I've been thinking about you and your IUI. Hope things are going well.

catemom, I've always felt like it's important to empathize with kids, too--probably because I felt so misunderstood as a child myself!
post #1018 of 1054
I'm sorry you're so down, veganmama. and I'm thinking of the 40+ thread women today.

catemom
, again, such great insight.

snow pea, what's up?

everybody else:
post #1019 of 1054
veganmama. Sorry that the 40+ group is having such a hard year. Hope you have a great birthday and that your cycle is back on track this month.

AFM: I was going to start some remedies from the book this cycle, but didn't get around to it. I went out of town the day AF showed up and then was really sick last week with a bad cold, so ttc was not really on the top of my list. I am feeling a lot better but have a lingering cough, guess thats what I get for saying that I never get sick!
The weather is amazing here right now, I am loving the way it feels to wear a short sleeve shirt, without a sweater over it! It is also making me want to get serious about getting back in shape. I think I may make losing a few pounds and getting some regular exercise my main priority and not get too into the TCM just yet. In the back of my mind I could blame my sedentary lifestyle for holding back my fertility.
Thanks mamas for sharing your parenting experience. I have been wondering, are all of your kids vegan? I'm not sure if that has been asked in this thread before, sorry if it has. I'm wondering because I have been planning on raising our kids vegan, but lately have been dreading the position that will put me in. DH is omni, and I thought he was on board with veg-kids, but lately I am not so sure. Also I got some less than supportive comments from my bff which really haven't been sitting well. Is that what I have to look forward to? Constantly defending my decisions regarding my kids to the people I'm closest to?
Whoa, this has gotten really long. I will stop rambling now! Hope everyone has had a good start to the week.

oceane! I really like that smiley! How is the new apartment, are you settling in?

oh, and veganf, I can't get that grilled "cheese" sandwich with tomatos on your blog this week out of my head. Can you share the cheese recipe?
post #1020 of 1054
Snow~Pea, I'm not a mama of an out-of-utero person yet, but I share some of your concerns. I really hope to raise our kidlets vegan as much as possible, while I know they will be fed omni food, and may even choose it for themselves when they are old enough to make conscious choices. I don't worry about my DH, who, like yours, is omni, because he's so supportive of me. However, I do worry about a couple of things:

First, I don't want to demonize omni food, and even just regular ol' junk food, which is in our house because DH eats it, either by making it "forbidden fruit" in the sense that it's more attractive than whole healthy stuff, or making it seem like it's "Daddy's bad food". We could go to an all-vegan household, but DH could eat omni outside the house if he wants to. That might solve part of the problem.

Second, the in laws and out laws are big trouble. I suspect that my own mother will do anything to undermine me, intentionally. Thankfully we live very far from my parents! My MIL wouldn't maliciously feed the wee vegan babe something she ought not to, but I can see it happening quite easily.
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