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post #161 of 626
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I was dealing with hellion toddler yesterday. Scarlet has another tooth! Top one, and the other top will come through any day now. Funny, she will NOT let me touch them.

She's fussy, gotta run.
Seems like everyone's in the same boat here!
post #162 of 626
Okay, I only made it to page 4 and I have to hurry because I'm at the library and I only have 14 minutes left online!
We moved and are settling in great at our new house. I am feeling so happy about the decision to come home.
Arlo is as cute as ever and some day I will post new pics! He has two teeth on the bottom and I think he may be already getting two on the top!!: He is sitting very steadily now and has started to get down on his belly so he can crawl. He doesn't crawl yet and has actually been pretty cranky because he's so frustrated about now being mobile.

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Originally Posted by LilMomma83 View Post
Oh, and speaking of milk....Johnny has started pulling down the necklines of other women's shirts - especially if they are larger or have cleavage showing - part of me think it's cute/smart of him; but I am a little worried about embarressing someone (so far everyone has just said somethign to the affect of, "oh I don't have any milk for you, only your mama does"). Which also reminds me that last night he pulled DH's shirt down and tried to latch on sort of - he would put his mouth on the nipple, laugh, and repeat I'm not sure if he was hoping to get somethign or just making a joke
At least he's still little! Finn was asking everyone to nurse him when I was weaning him a few months ago. It was so embarrassing! He would reach down my friends shirts or try to lift them up and he was over two! It was hiliarious but still

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Originally Posted by Nani View Post

Is anyone else having sleep issues with their babies? Romea wakes up about 3-7 times a night...
That's what our nights are like right now too...it will pass, but it sure is tiring!


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Originally Posted by Queen of my Castle View Post
Warning: HUGE VENT!

Ugh, girls, I'm having a rough time! I'm still sick, and Evangeline got up 3 times again last night, I'm sosoo tired I'm going to actually have a nap today! And not until she settles down, though. Axel has been a hellion too- he peed in his pants 2 x today, and every single time I ask/need him to do something it's a struggle- either plain old ignoring, defiance, running away, doing something else or 'in a minute!'. He gets crabby and whiney too when he doens't nap, and it drives me insane. I feel like I don't geta true break. I can't keep up with the house and I have no freaking desire to. Sometimes when Axel doesn't listen I get madder than I want to, and then that gets frusterating. I'm so tired. The house is a mess, even though the cleaner came on Sunday. Painting hasn't being going well, I'm frusterated, and can't get into it, and I'm sick of having people over at my house every day (co-op student and friend) and the pressure that goes a long with that. I spent too much $$ on diapers and I'm pissed about that bad decision becuase I've spent 40 in shpping for 3 diapers, I haven't even received them yet. I missed Evangeline's appt today:, that's 2 missed appts the last couple months! I feel disconnected, and like I waste half the day. Ok, i obviously need more sleep. I don't know- like what is my problem?! I love being a mom, and right now I'm not enjoying anything, I feel moody and frusterated and tired. I don't want to join this club (the frusterated overtired mommy club)!
A:
that doesn't even feel better!
gah! I just had one of those days too. I actually ran out the door and came to the library as soon as dp got home. I couldn't spend one more minute with either of my children:. Finn was a monster today right from the get go and Arlo was whining all. day. long.
If I knew your # I'd call you right now, , just so we could bitch together! As it stands, I only have 6 minutes left online so I must go and answer emails. Plus I probably should go and nurse the baby. What I really want to do is go for a beer and a smoke (I don't smoke anymore, but I used to, and I want one right now). Alright, I miss you guys! I'll have internet next Tuesday, so try and slow down a bit so I don't have so many pages to read!!
A
post #163 of 626
First of all: HUGS to all the tired stressed mommies!!!!!!!! Johnny is waking like crazy too...and I'm so impressed by all of you with babies and toddlers!

I forget the other thing I meant to say
post #164 of 626
DH is soooo ready for a break when I come home. I'd bet he truly understands your pain more than I. In fact, as soon as I came home he left to go running 6 miles. He likes a beer for a break too.
post #165 of 626
I've always enjoyed everyone's baby pics but never posted any of my own yet... here are a few of Chloe and my other kids (Zack and Sophie):

http://morticia.cs.dal.ca/~bongo/images/Fat%20legs.JPG
http://morticia.cs.dal.ca/~bongo/ima...20laughing.JPG
http://morticia.cs.dal.ca/~bongo/ima...in%20pants.JPG
http://morticia.cs.dal.ca/~bongo/ima...y%20Sophie.JPG
http://morticia.cs.dal.ca/~bongo/ima...%20costume.JPG

Hugs to everyone having a rough time with no sleep - we're going through this too (more that C wakes up a bunch and then wants to start her day around 5:30am but my oldest isn't getting to bed until 11pm or so... this makes for a short break from the kids).

No crawling here yet - my other two never crawled so I'm curious to see if Chloe will do the same as her siblings. No teeth yet, either. I'm sure these will make an appearance soon enough!
post #166 of 626
Thanks, everyone for all your encouragement and commiseration. It actually does help! I had a nap with the kids, and I felt a lot better. I made dinner and folded laundry, then dh took the kids down to my fil's, and I did all the dishes, tidied up and swept. whew. but it feels so much better! I'm actually glad to hear that this is an age thing with the toddlers though- it makes me think it's not my parenting, but that he'll grow through it.

welcome pajamamama! my kids have fallen too and no worse the wear- but you do worry don't you!
and mizliz, cute cute kids! the eyes on your babies!

finn's mama- nice to hear from you- too bad we won't hear again until next tuesday! it's so great to hear you have a new house, and you're glad to be home.
Lilmama- did you remember the other thing? that made me laugh!

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Originally Posted by doudat View Post
Queen: Welcome to the terrible 3's!!
Try 6-7 times, yep Romi's there too. It makes for a grumpy mama. And my house is a mess too, I don't cook anymore, or when I do, it's huge accomplishment for me and I feel as if dh should be kissing my feet for it, but he's ignorant and just says thanks I have no energy to neaten up, when romi sleeps, all I want to do is R.E.L.A.X.

As for diapers: I know. You got sucked into the GM craze : Stay away from DS!!! So I should just offer and keep my big mouth shut.
Ok, I won't complain about 3 times. But let me tell you, I 'encouraged' that rutabega in her mouth today! who says you can't subtly pressure with self-feeding too? 'here, let me push all that into a neat little pile for you, just so you can grab it all up in your cute little fists and smash it into your mouth. oh, you want more?'

ya, I got sucked in.:big time. they had better be worth it! I actually do need to stay away from ds. it's like a big black hole. I'm limiting myself to evening- I HAVE everything I need! but she IS growing out of her fitteds. and I DO need to sell some....

oh, and ps, well what are you going to do with 2 crankys?

A
post #167 of 626
OH, and just to cheer everybody up, here are some naked-baby photos.
and one when she was chewing her foot in my pouch

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...eavette070.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...eavette069.jpg

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...eavette063.jpg

A
post #168 of 626
mizliz, your kids are gorgeous! I love chloe's halloween costume!

I have no room to gripe about being tired, since I only have the one child and no wild toddlers around, but I just feel like I need a break. : Tonight was my 4th Weight Watchers mtg and DH was supposed to watch Scout, but had to work late so I had to take her with me AND take her to church choir practice (which I really don't want to be a part of, but am obligated for various reasons . Keeping her occupied and happy at both meetings was exhausting. My legs and back ache from slinging her and being on my feet for the last hour and a half. If DH would've gotten an earlier start today, I bet he could've been home to take care of Scout. But he was goofing off with his new toy (a motorized scooter) this morning instead. I don't think he realizes how exhausted I am. But if I complain at all, he plays the card that I'M the one who had been wanting a baby for so long and finally talked him into it. He says it half-jokingly, but if makes me so made because it's just like saying, "Well, I didn't want her, why should I have to take care of her??" I know he loves his daughter soooo much and doesn't really feel that way. But I just feel very alone when it comes to parenting duties. I also feel like I have no right to complain because he IS the bread-winner and I feel blessed that I get to stay at home. He's so tired after work and I just can't bring myself to nag him into being an active parent, kwim?

Oops - sorry for rambling on like that. I just wanted to jump on the "I'm pooped and frustrated" bandwagon.

Hugs to all you other mommas who are having a rough go of it lately.
post #169 of 626
BTW, I've lost 11.6 lbs so far! :
post #170 of 626
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Originally Posted by Queen of my Castle View Post
OH, and just to cheer everybody up, here are some naked-baby photos.
and one when she was chewing her foot in my pouch

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...eavette070.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...eavette069.jpg

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...eavette063.jpg

A
She is luscious! and really starting to resemble her mommy
post #171 of 626
MizLiz....WOW Chloe's eyes....beautiful.

Queen--Evangeline is so cute.....and I absolutely love her name. Everytime you post about her I think to myself "What a great name!"

Hugs everyone.....It's HARD to be a mom, isn't it?? So joyful and crazy at the same time. There are days when the only thing that gets me through is praying constantly for patience and perseverence. And even then I feel like I've been through the ringer

G has her 6 month check up today...she's laying on the floor rolling around and squealing...I should probably go play with her She is OBSESSED with my Nalgene bottle. So weird.

I hope everyone has a good day today!
post #172 of 626
that will be fun to hear how big Gianna is!


I love all of the baby pictures. I hope our kids appreciate how good our cameras are because my baby pics are quite crappy. Or maybe we all are just better photographers.

I'm taking all 4 tomorrow (while DH goes hunting with his dad and brother) to my sister's house. It's about an hour away and on a farm. This will be the first time Claire has been there in a year. DH is super anxious because we've never been that far from an ER before. I'm sure she'll be fine. It's not like she is going to go play in the barn.

My sister is having a purse party. Not my thing, but a good excuse to make the trek out there.

OK, must go feed Sophia and help DH get the girls dressed for school before I leave for work.
post #173 of 626
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Originally Posted by Queen of my Castle View Post
ya, I got sucked in.:big time. they had better be worth it! I actually do need to stay away from ds. it's like a big black hole. I'm limiting myself to evening- I HAVE everything I need! but she IS growing out of her fitteds. and I DO need to sell some....

oh, and ps, well what are you going to do with 2 crankys?
I have one GM coming to me, and it better be worth it as well!

As for the Crankies, well the Jolly Rogers is now too small for Romi now The inseam is fine, but the rise? Forget it. I see like 2 inches of diaper above the waistband... The girl has a looooong torso. So these will fund the next pair. That's what's great about crankies, they don't lose value
post #174 of 626
Mizliz: you have such beautiful family!!!

Queen: forgot to add how cute Eva is! Love the sling picture!
post #175 of 626
Kewpie: sucks that your dh makes you feel like you have sole responsibility over parenting... I don't think he realises how much harder it is to care for a baby than going to work. I told dh so many times (when Liam was a baby) how I'd trade for his job in a second. He got to relax on his commute, he got lunch breaks, he got to speak to adults all day. Being a mom is a hard, ungrateful job. So I don't feel sorry that dh goes to work and his tired. I'm way more tired than he could ever be!
post #176 of 626
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Kewpie: sucks that your dh makes you feel like you have sole responsibility over parenting... I don't think he realises how much harder it is to care for a baby than going to work. I told dh so many times (when Liam was a baby) how I'd trade for his job in a second. He got to relax on his commute, he got lunch breaks, he got to speak to adults all day. Being a mom is a hard, ungrateful job. So I don't feel sorry that dh goes to work and his tired. I'm way more tired than he could ever be!
It is soooo much easier to be at work just as you've posted. I miss my lunch hour and adult conversations on weekends.
post #177 of 626
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Originally Posted by doudat View Post
Kewpie: sucks that your dh makes you feel like you have sole responsibility over parenting... I don't think he realises how much harder it is to care for a baby than going to work. I told dh so many times (when Liam was a baby) how I'd trade for his job in a second. He got to relax on his commute, he got lunch breaks, he got to speak to adults all day. Being a mom is a hard, ungrateful job. So I don't feel sorry that dh goes to work and his tired. I'm way more tired than he could ever be!
lol this is pretty true. Back right after Gianna was born, she was sick (throwing up every hour. it was awful) and I kept having to change her clothes, my clothes, sheets, doing dipe laundry, etc and my husband called from work and I listed all the things I was doing and he could hear G crying in the background and I was saying how I'd not had more than 4 hours sleep in a row since the tuesday before she was born (which was a Thurs.) and I hadn't eaten all day (it was like..4 pm) and he was real quiet and then he just said, "Huh. I think my job is easier than your job. If I had your job, I'd be in the fetal position sucking my thumb, and G would be butt-patting ME."
post #178 of 626
aah, we're on the third page!

Weekends are usually slow, so I thought I'd give a little boost.

Miss Scarlet is trying to stand up without holding on to anything! Doesn't work very well, which makes her mad, but she's trying. Also grinding her new teeth, wonderful sound. She now has two on top broken through.

Kewpie - Way to go on the weight loss, that's alot in a short time!
post #179 of 626
So Miss Scarlet is joining the standing crew? How exciting for the two of you. I'm content with Sophia army crawling and attempting to sit better.

No foods for us yet. She isn't sitting well and seemed so urpy after having sweet potatoes. I need to get some pears.

Off to my sister's so I will post more when I get back!
post #180 of 626
OK the big weigh in...she totally faked me out. She was only 18.3 lbs....but MAN I feel like it's way more than that, lol. And is 29 inches. I love our fam doctor, he's so nice and down to earth...no random comments about co-sleeping/breastfeeding/etc. I told him I was waiting until she was sitting up well before starting solids and he said he feels comfortable with her nursing exclusively up until 9 months so not to worry about it.

OTH my MIL is starting to drive me crazy. She is OBSESSED with the solid foods. I know she gives me advice b/c she loves us and truly thinks she knows best but it drives me nuts. I HATE unsolicited advice. And she always advises things that I think are ridiculous, like if I "feed" her she'll sleep through the night. She's also "worried" about Gianna sitting up and calls and asks me "How's her sitting up going???" and I'm like.... 'Ahhhhh leave us alone! She's barely 6 months. She's FINE." : She takes it personally that we are doing things pretty much opposite the way she did things. Like I need more things to stress about....motherhood is stressful enough! Sigh.

Anyways. I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
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