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post #161 of 3013
Her body language gets on my nerves. Whenever they are sitting together for the camera she is always leaning away from him. Kinda makes me think she doesn't even like him. I also agree that the kids are a little whiny but then again I only have 3 so who am I to say anything? I do think that they jerk the kids around alot. It seems that they are always pulling or pushing them for one reason or another....
post #162 of 3013
The thing that got me was when he was ready to go and she INSISTED he let her see the jackets they had, and was just so disappointed that they weren't all matching red, white, blue. Get over it - I only have one, and I am in no way worried about how color coordinated she's going to be. I would think she would stress over something more than matching outfits:. What is she going to do when they are ready to be individuals w/their own styles/colors. Although it looks like the twins are trying to lean towards that now. She is waaay too controlling for me, I didn't like the "my kids" thing when she was talks to Jon. Now I may say that to my dd's dad when I am just joking or something, but never seriously.
As far as the stroller thing, they are far more used to maneuvering a stroller than taking the kids out on a six block walk holding a rope and w/all the excitement and everything, I would have tried the rope thing another day. I just don't think a big event like that would've been my choice of travel for the kids. For some reason, I was just waiting for her to say she was wrong, and should've done it Jon's way (oh well, silly me)
post #163 of 3013
I don't know, I don't really think conforting was in order on the walk. From what I understood, they were upset because they were not all holding the color they wanted. And like a PP said, one cries they probably all get going. I probably would have kept walking, too, if that was why they were crying.
post #164 of 3013
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Maybe my 3 year old is more advanced than I thought... I saw it last night and she was saying the younger ones were 3, and I kept thinking they look and act more like my 15 month old than my turned 3 today year old (maybe more like dd was at 2...). Are they "behind" from being premature - or would you say they are average 3 year olds?
They're a lot more advanced than my 3 year old. I'd say they're delayed a little because they're premature, but I'd also say that every kid is different.
post #165 of 3013
Thank you - infertility treatments are difficult. I am grateful we never had to face the reducing after years of trying to get pregnant.

One thing I like about Kate is that she NOT Michelle Duggar. That women is freakishly calm. At least Kate is a real person.

I know how hard it is to have two toddlers - I can't imagine having 6 plus 2 more. I think it is much different having that many little ones than having 6 or 8 kids who are not multiples. When you have older ones they can help the younger ones, when they are all younger it's tough. I admire them for leaving the house at all. And my DH and I argue like that every time we are leaving to go somewhere. It is just the nature of trying to get out of the house with little ones.
post #166 of 3013
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i have only seen one episode and in it all i could think was that Kate is depressed. i say this because i am and when i am upset with the world i take it out on my best friend- my husband. i am ashamed to admit i can treat him like real trash without even thinking about what i am saying or doing. it just spills out of me.
thats the same feeling I get when I watch. and I do the same thing. And even 2-3yrs post babies, PPD is still a possibility, especially with the added stress of 8 children, 6 of them all the same age and going through the same stages at the same time.
post #167 of 3013
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I dont know, he kind of bothers me a little bit, too. In a past season, he was commenting on her looks, and said she ws much more attractive when they were dating b/c she worked to keep up her appearance, including dying her hair blonde. Now that she's had all these kids, he said he kind of felt duped b/c she doesn't look the same anymore. He also made fun of her tummy after the sextuplets. I would have killed him had he said those things to me.
I think she loses her temper easier, but he says things that make him sound bad too.
yeah, the comment he made abut her stomach was low :
post #168 of 3013
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yeah, the comment he made abut her stomach was low :
But they were both laughing when they talked about how their looks had changed. My DH and I do this too. We laugh together about it.
post #169 of 3013
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The cleaning thing HAS to be an outlet for her. She can't control much in her life, but she CAN control how often she cleans. I don't think it's right to rag on her for that.
, even with only one young child and three teen boys who just moved back into her care, my mum (who also worked full time) used cleaning as her outlet.

I'm seeing alot of snarkyness on this thread towards their reproductive choices and some other fairly shocking comments. I think they are doing what they can with what they have, and it seems for them, it works. As someone said, it seems he actually enjoys it sometimes, he smirks as she starts to get mad!
post #170 of 3013
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They're a lot more advanced than my 3 year old. I'd say they're delayed a little because they're premature, but I'd also say that every kid is different.
Thanks! We aren't around alot of other kids - sometimes it's nice to get a gauge.
post #171 of 3013
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But they were both laughing when they talked about how their looks had changed. My DH and I do this too. We laugh together about it.
ture, me and dh are similar.
post #172 of 3013
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yeah, the comment he made abut her stomach was low :
My husband and I both joke about how my belly looks like a nutsack now. I think it all depends on your relationship with each other and what kind of joking is ok.
post #173 of 3013
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My husband and I both joke about how my belly looks like a nutsack now. I think it all depends on your relationship with each other and what kind of joking is ok.
yeah, a pp pointed that out, and it made me realise me and dh do similar little joking digs, like I tease him about his grey hair and he loves my new saggy lopsided boobies, because one side has more for him to love
post #174 of 3013
Whoa, Nelly. I'm going to close this until I have a chance to review. Please don't start a new thread.
post #175 of 3013
Sorry for the delay. Here's how it's going to be. This thread is NOT for discussing the morality of IVF, selective reduction, infertility, fertility drugs or any thing else along that vein. The User Agreement states
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Finally, there were lots of threads removed, and I just don't have the time to PM everyone for edits. Sorry. It was either return the thread without asking for edits or not return it at all, and I assumed you all would prefer the latter.

PM me with any questions or concerns, and please, keep it civil.

Thanks!
post #176 of 3013
Thanks for bringing it back annettemarie!

So, I really admire Kate for her organization skills. I watch this show simply to be inspired by her. I'm the total opposite of her though
The only thing that makes me cringe is the way she treats Jon. Have you seen the "bloopers" in one of the episodes?
She is soooo critical of him. It's a wonder how they manage to narrate the episodes at all. At a certain point, Jon said he would stop talking at all and one of the producers said, 'no no no, it's ok. keep going'

My mom was constantly critical of me and I know just how much it sucks.
post #177 of 3013
I just wanted to say that I like the show. And I'm such a big nerd that I was excited today when I was looking at carseats (for my kids, not to figure this out) and FINALLY figured out what kind of car seats they have--LOL!!! It was really bugging me! Sunshine Radian!! I'm such a nerd....
post #178 of 3013
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I just wanted to say that I like the show. And I'm such a big nerd that I was excited today when I was looking at carseats (for my kids, not to figure this out) and FINALLY figured out what kind of car seats they have--LOL!!! It was really bugging me! Sunshine Radian!! I'm such a nerd....
That was bugging me too and I was guessing Radians! Woo hoo!

Was last night a rerun?
post #179 of 3013
Last night cracked me up - one of the little girls was picking up pretzels that had just fallen on that emaculate floor, and Kate starts nagging her not to eat that and how disgusting it was. I looked at dh and said "I guess she'd really be disgusted at my house, since I rarely do floors and let the kids eat anything that doesn't look too suspicious!" DH said, "I wouldn't brag about that."
post #180 of 3013
You know, I get that it wouldn't be much of a show if we just watched Kate sitting around reading to six kids, but the drama that woman inflicts on herself makes me crazy! We live near chocolate world. At one point, we lived practically next door to it and went all the time. It was hard with one toddler and darned near impossible with two. I don't know who in their right mind would go with six toddlers plus two older kids and only take one helper.
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