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post #61 of 626
Nani: enjoy your trip to HI! I had a friend living there for awhile, but never had the chance to go visit her. That should be so much fun!

No sleep tips here. It's probably just a stage and won't last forever, but I hear you about wanting to use nap time on other things. Your older son needs that time too.
post #62 of 626
hey all--
zenon and i are headed to nyc for two days. i've never gone there to just hang out...but my sister just got some unexpected money and we're taking the train down! a mini-adventure.
see ya'll in a couple days
post #63 of 626
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Is anyone doing swim classes yet? I think I'll sign up Romea for a class in January.

Is anyone else having sleep issues with their babies? Romea wakes up about 3-7 times a night...
We started swim lessons this past week, and are really enjoying them!

And yes, we are having sleep issues as well - as in Johnny wants to play or eat, not sleep - waking up lots!

vikilefay- welcome!

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hey all--
zenon and i are headed to nyc for two days. i've never gone there to just hang out...but my sister just got some unexpected money and we're taking the train down! a mini-adventure.
see ya'll in a couple days
Have fun!!! DH is from NYC, so we go up there frequently (well at least prior to baby - now maybe 4 times a year). So much to do..I love it!
post #64 of 626
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hey all--
zenon and i are headed to nyc for two days. i've never gone there to just hang out...but my sister just got some unexpected money and we're taking the train down! a mini-adventure.
see ya'll in a couple days

Have fun! Can't wait to hear what you did!
post #65 of 626
swimming - we haven't done this. My sister has at the local college and has enjoyed it. She said each of her boys loved the water.
post #66 of 626
and as we propel this group over 400 again, I hope to hit 4000
post #67 of 626
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Hello I'd like to join. My April baby, Ewan, was born on the 29th. He has a big brother Kian who is a 3.5.

Does anybody have any suggestions? Sometimes I am afraid he has something wrong because he doesn't sleep deeply, but he is soooooo happy when he is awake I am sure he is not sleep deprived. I have no one to talk to about this IRL, because people don't understand why I just won't put him in the crib and CIO. It just feels good to know I am not the only one struggling with this. All the mums I associate with have magical babies they put down and sleep. (husband is convinced that they put them down and ignore them... who is to say?)

Thanks in advance
Welcome fellow Ontarian! I wish I could help you with the sleep problem- I don't have any suggestion, but someone else surely will!
(I have one of the magical babes
post #68 of 626
Thread Starter 
My magical babe has turned into a problem child too - she tends to wake up when I move until she is soundly asleep, which can take up to an hour or two. I can get up at 5 am and I only have to go up once to nurse her before I wake her and DD1 at 7:30 am (but I have to get up at 5 then). So, weekdays I use those 2.5 hours (with a 30-45 min interruption) to do whatever I can get done...

DH is upset in an understanding way that we have had a LOT less mommy and daddy time. By the time Abby is truly asleep, I am nearly there as well.
post #69 of 626
Thanks for the welcome!

Truth be told I had one of those magical babies until he was 4 months old. His brother was ALWAYS in my arms. It's how I stumbled upon attachment parenting. When he was 2 months old I had an epiphany that one day he would be a man and I would never have this time again. I just knew from that moment the way I instinctively parented him was just what he needed. I think though that I am afraid I am going to end up with another lousy sleeper. It's a good thing I think they are so awesome in every other way
post #70 of 626
Hello to you all. I have been MIA because of school. It consumes all of my time. Ashton has already been to college a few times. He's going to be a whiz kid at the rate he is attending college. I am in senior classes and projects are CONSTANT. I like it but it is difficult with 2 little ones and being a non-traditional student makes it difficult for my classmates to understand (because they don't have families to take care of) and I am in a group with 4 other girls. I do the least work and it is all I can do to keep up with them. : Anyway, enough about that.... Ashton is growing growing growing. I just can not believe it has been 6 mos already (and 7 for some). It just seems like yesterday he was born. He isn't sitting up yet but he is definately on his way to crawling. He gets up on all fours and rocks. I am not sure which will come first sitting or crawling. He scoots himself across the room and has definate intents on getting things. He still doesn't have any teeth. I *think* he is teething but I'm not sure. I've been thinking he was teething for over a month now.

I am sorry I don't have time to read the thread right now. I have a Retail Store project due Monday and I am struggling to get it finished. I hope that I will be able to take a little time Mon. afternoon to see how everyone is doing. to all!!!
post #71 of 626
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Hello to you all. I have been MIA because of school. It consumes all of my time. Ashton has already been to college a few times. He's going to be a whiz kid at the rate he is attending college. I am in senior classes and projects are CONSTANT. I like it but it is difficult with 2 little ones and being a non-traditional student makes it difficult for my classmates to understand (because they don't have families to take care of) and I am in a group with 4 other girls. I do the least work and it is all I can do to keep up with them. : A
I'm a student mama too...you'll pull through. What are you studying?
post #72 of 626
Hi Velvet! I love seeing your posts! I remember the non trads during my college days. Do you sit in the front too? Good luck getting every thing done!


My magical sleeper isn't being that way. She now likes to get up around 4-4:30 and won't go back to bed (unless it is 7 and I have to go take a shower. Last night we ended up sleeping in a chair and then on the couch together (with dd3 next to me for some reason). Tonight she got up and I did get her to go back to sleep by laying in bed with me where she is now. The only reason she is in there is DH has a cough and slept on the couch last night. So she has a lot of pillow propped around her.
post #73 of 626
one more thing

my DH suggested what amounts to CIO. I told him: great, so she cries for the next half hour. What good does that do me? I can't sleep through that. I can at least doze out in the chair.

He just rolls his eyes at me for the bad habit.

I have to go on a business trip for 3 nights. I think he's worried he'll be out there doing that.
post #74 of 626
Good to hear from you, velvet! Sounds like you lead a crazy busy life. It makes my head spin just thinking about it.

I forgot to mention that the last time I left DD w/ DH went WAY smoother than the time prior to that (the one where she cried for an hour and eventually cried herself to sleep ). This time, I nursed her to sleep right before I left and she slept until about a half hour before I got home. When I walked in, she was laying diaperless on the bed playing and DH was sitting next to her talking on the phone. When I asked how it went, he said fine but that he couldn't figure out how to put her diaper on, so he gave up. : I swear, sometimes I think he plays dumb on purpose just to get out of doing things! I'm all for diaper-free time, but he could've at least put a towel or waterproof pad under her - just by some miracle she hadn't peed in the 30 minutes she was nakie on the bed...but still. PLUS, the diapers I had laid out for him were pocket diapers all stuffed and ready to slap on a baby! They were side-snapping, though...so I guess that's what blew his mind.

Yesterday, Scout kept getting up on all fours and rocking! Sheesh! That happened over night! She had only done it maybe once before and immediately toppled to her side. Last night, it looked as if she had been doing it for ages. Babies are amazing. :
post #75 of 626
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my DH suggested what amounts to CIO. I told him: great, so she cries for the next half hour. What good does that do me? I can't sleep through that. I can at least doze out in the chair.

He just rolls his eyes at me for the bad habit.

I have to go on a business trip for 3 nights. I think he's worried he'll be out there doing that.
My DH used to be like that too...until one night while I was at work he tried it (for almost 30mins!) Johnny never stopped crying and it turn out he was hungry.

That probably sounds horrible but I am sure Johnny's not ruined for it and my poor DH felt so horrible and guilty that he has never braught it up or tried it since!

Also DH said no co-sleeping, but gues who started it? DH!!!! It was what worked for him because I worked nights...and he neded to sleep somehow!

if only I could just get him to BW!!! - so he can't use watching Johnny to not do other things! (every night I'm gone I come home to chinease food and trash all over the living room.
post #76 of 626
nak

Hi! Today I am super woman! I've made two loaves of pumpkin bread, one loaf regular bread, I'm in the middle of making the crust for two pumpkin pies (made filling already) and have been cutting, boiling and mashing apples for apple butter. All while taking care of babe and she's had two naps! Oh yeah, and I swept the floor.

Why, you might ask? Dh and ds have been out of the house all day. Hooray.

And, the computer has been down since last night. It's bad, like tv, I'm always checking mail or looking at cute diapers, or what I can trade on craigslist. I'm actually trading some of Max's old clothes for a sling from diaperswappers.


And, now that Scarlet is CRAWLING and wanting to STAND UP all the time, I can actually put her on the floor with some toys and she'll entertain herself. Kewpie, your right, babes are amazing!


Hi velvet, and, Montanamama, where are you?
post #77 of 626
Geez, this thread is moving way to fast already, I can't keep up!!

Maximom: First of all: wow!!! You amaze me.
Romi's doing the same thing too! She can pull up to her knees and even all the way to standing if her hands are on a low enough item (i.e. Liam's stepping stool). Insane. I started putting her in the bath with 2-3 inches of water as someone here suggested (I forget who) and it's been a BLAST!!! She loves it!

Apart from that, I'm still eating Liam's halloween candy, so I'm typing this as I chew my 8th piece of gum. Yep, gum binger here!!

Romi's sleeping is touch & go. You never know what you'll get. So maybe I should be heading to bed early... Stupid daylight's savings time.
post #78 of 626
Caroline has 2 teeth now!!!
off to eat my Halloween candy!
post #79 of 626
[QUOTE=MaxiMom;9630856]nak

Hi! Today I am super woman! I've made two loaves of pumpkin bread, one loaf regular bread, I'm in the middle of making the crust for two pumpkin pies (made filling already) and have been cutting, boiling and mashing apples for apple butter. All while taking care of babe and she's had two naps! Oh yeah, and I swept the floor.

Why, you might ask? Dh and ds have been out of the house all day. Hooray.

And, the computer has been down since last night. It's bad, like tv, I'm always checking mail or looking at cute diapers, or what I can trade on craigslist. I'm actually trading some of Max's old clothes for a sling from diaperswappers.


And, now that Scarlet is CRAWLING and wanting to STAND UP all the time, I can actually put her on the floor with some toys and she'll entertain herself. Kewpie, your right, babes are amazing![QUOTE]




I just caught up reading this thread and I am too tired to reply to everyone. I am so backlogged on sleep that started this past Wed. night with a fight with our bread machine, throw in a BAD stomach bug on Fri night when G was throwing up constantly and awake every hour...poor baby She is better now, but with daylight savings she woke up at 6 am instead of 7 for the day, and then went nuts at 6 tonight for bedtime while we were at the IL's. And my MIL bought G three new pairs of babylegs for Halloween since she can't have candy.... yeeeeeee! so cute.

I need to go wash my face and be ready to get in bed as soon as she wakes up to nurse...should be soon, she went down at like 7 (which apparently felt like 8 to her I hope it's soon...I'm exhausted but if I get in bed with her before she is ready to nurse it goofs up her sleep cycles. I hope everyone has a good, restfull night!
post #80 of 626
Hey dudes,

well, I am NOT superwoman today! I was miserable and sick and I had my housecleaner come tonight- wow, she did a beautiful job, I finally feel CLEAN! What a nice way to start the week!

barf, I just ate a huge peice of cake. woops.
So I think I forgot to mention last week, EVANGELINE GOT A TOOTH! woo hoo, actually she got two! perhaps a reason to all that nightwaking- and I should correct myself about the magical baby part- she's only magical when I put her down for naps or night, not in sleeping through anymore. This is her routine: rubs eyes, I bring her to her crib, soother and cover her up, she turns her head to the side, and she's alseep. Or the more complicated route, mmm, not quite tired, I'll play with this neat blanket for a bit'. I'm not bragging, in fact I find it almost eerie how easy she goes down, how many times have I stood there watching her and wondering if she was real? But the recent 3x night waking has made up for it!! Both Axel and I are sick, sick, sick, and I blame it on a comprimised immune system from lack of sleep!:
Poor Axel, this is him tonight, after we put him down to sleep. And keep in mind, he has adorable pronounciaton yet, like 'problem' is 'pwobwum' and 'scary' is 'stawy'. he says 't' for hard c's.

'Mommy, I want daddy' ( I was getting tea in the kitchen)
'Why do you want daddy, Axel? You need to go to sleep'
'Oh, I want daddy to come down'
'Ok Axel (I go into his room and sit on his bed), I'll get daddy, but tell me what's the matter'
'Oh, mommy, there was a big scary monster and I was scared'
'Oh. really. Well, Axel, I'll get daddy, but let me tell you something, monsters arent' real, they're just pretend'
'well, there's just one problem mommy'
'what's that?'
'there was a monster'
'oh, really. ok, well, where was the monster?'
'in the kitchen'
'and what did the monster look like?'
'a frog. big and round. it was scary and I was scared when I was sleeping'
'oh. well, are you sure you weren't dreaming?'
'wellll, maybe I was dreaming'

ok, so maybe that doesn't translate well into type. sometimes I think things are funny and no one else does.: but it was cute that he was so sure he saw a monster, and he knew what it looked like. in a way I feel sad, though, I don't want him to be scared of things. and i liked, 'wew, deh's just one pwobwem mummy' he's not even 3!

ok, so anyone else have some awesome stories?
A
(i was wondering where montanamama was too)
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