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Originally Posted by Queen of my Castle View Post
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)
I love Axel!
post #82 of 626
thanks!!! :
post #83 of 626
What's with all the sickies?! Hope everyone is feeling better and it passes soon. I tell ya, I'm wiped now. A busy day and a plateful of pasta (and two pieces of pie ) and I'm ready for bed!

Too bad Max won't let me in the bedroom, he's in playing with daddy. Scarlet has a big spoon in hand, it's very cute how she looks at it and chews on it.

I love our kids stories and all you mamas!

Night, night...
post #84 of 626
Standing? More babies are standing? On my!!!! I'm not ready for that!

So I took the girls over to my parents this after noon so the older girls can play with their cousins (4, 7, 10). Then my little sister came over and brought her boys (2 1/2, 1). Sophia was not a nice girl! She would scoot herself over to P (the 1 yr old) and pull his hair! It was so intentional because she kept doing it anytime that she was close!!!

OK, I'm hungry. I'm suppose to be on a diet. There is nothing in the house to eat that sounds good. Sure wish I had some bread, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie!!!


post #85 of 626
Dang, maximom! I can't even find the energy to empty our dishwasher, let alone actually make food and sweep the floor!

Awe - I'm imagining how cute Axel's little toddler accent must sound in real life.

I wish we all lived close enough to one another to have a big play date with our April babies. We went over to the house of one of DH's ex-coworkers an d their little boy is 15 days older than Scout. We had a blast watching them play together and seeing how similar they are. I guess I haven't really had the opportunity to have Scout around anyone that close to her own age before. It was fun.

Which reminds me, how do you mommas feel about babies sharing toys? At first the idea of Scout putting a toy in her mouth that I knew another baby had just been slobbering all over really grossed me out. I'm not sure why, but I felt very relaxed about it when she was playing the above mentioned baby's toys the other night. Neither baby was sick and the mom and I agreed that we both didn't mind if they swapped slobber, so we just let them have at it. Usually if we are in the church nursery and I set her down to play, I make sure she plays with her own toys and doesn't stick any of the "community toys" in her mouth. Maybe I was more at ease when it was just one child's germiness as opposed to the coodies of every baby and toddler in the church. I need to find a balance. I don't want to be careless about what I let her put in her mouth , but I also don't want to be crazy paranoid about it either. :
post #86 of 626
So I'm up early because DH is driving 2 hours for the morning job anouncment at his labor union and I actualy got together to make him lunch and breakfast - but keep your fingers crossed...I'm hoping he doesn't come back until this afternoon because he gets assigned a new job!!!!!!!!

Sharing toys- I've usually been pretty relaxed (I mean I guess if I noticed a visibly ill child maybe I would be more concerned, or with a stranger maybe) but when we go to playgroups and stuff I don't stress it. In fact last time we were out with other babies a little girl had a toy she was playing with and putting in her mouth and she was oh so sweet and shared it with Johnny - by putting it in his mouth (she's just about a month older)...I thought it was cute.

So now I'm remebering a few things that happened in the church nursery yesterday (the first day we left him there). As we were checking him in a kid escaped! That made me a bit concerned! But then the funny thing that happened was they asked me when J would be hungry - I said "I don't know maybe 11:30" - just a guess pulled out of my butt So I noticed his number flash at exactly 11:30 and thought they must be paiging me because of the time but he was a little fussy when I walked in and they started going on and on about how great of a schedule he is on etc etc because he got hungry at exactly the time I said blah blah....I TOTALLY wanted to get into the idea that I don't believe in schedules - especially for feedings; but I decided better to keep my mouth shut.
post #87 of 626
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Originally Posted by LilMomma83 View Post

So now I'm remebering a few things that happened in the church nursery yesterday (the first day we left him there). As we were checking him in a kid escaped! That made me a bit concerned! But then the funny thing that happened was they asked me when J would be hungry - I said "I don't know maybe 11:30" - just a guess pulled out of my butt So I noticed his number flash at exactly 11:30 and thought they must be paiging me because of the time but he was a little fussy when I walked in and they started going on and on about how great of a schedule he is on etc etc because he got hungry at exactly the time I said blah blah....I TOTALLY wanted to get into the idea that I don't believe in schedules - especially for feedings; but I decided better to keep my mouth shut.
lol I do this....feel the need to explain how things REALLY are... At Mass yesterday G was pretty quiet and looking around and smiling a lot (usually she's babbling real loud) and afterwards an older woman came up to me and asked "Is she always this good??" Well I hate that whole good baby/bad baby thing so I said, "Yes. She is. All babies are good, all the time. Makes it easy, huh " I could tell she never thought about it that way because she paused and was like "Hm I guess so..." and I continued "Yes, all babies are good....just disruptive sometimes."

DH was like...next time just answer and MOVE on..it's ok.

Ugh daylight savings time is killing me...she woke up at 5:45 for the day. Could someone please tell her that even though it FEELS like an hour later to her, it's NOT????
post #88 of 626
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Originally Posted by queen_anne78 View Post
Ugh daylight savings time is killing me...she woke up at 5:45 for the day. Could someone please tell her that even though it FEELS like an hour later to her, it's NOT????
I agree. It's hard enough getting SP to stay up until 7:00 pm, but getting up at 5:00 is murder.
post #89 of 626
Ronan woke up at a quarter past seven. But it wasn't the happy morning baby I'm used to, no the freakin' construction zone behind my house was already knocking down trees and beeping that infernal back-up warning. (This is a whole 'nother rant.)

He was startled awake and screaming. I managed to get him back down, but I can't sleep through beeping. And I'm pretty sure the time/purpose means they're not subject to the noise ordinance.

Grrrr. I normally sleep past 9am. I can understand a construction site getting going at 8am, that's reasonable. But 7am? :
post #90 of 626
oh, my gosh I had a horrible night. Ok, no, no one is dismembered or missing, no the scary monster didn't come back, but I got NO SLEEP!!!:
Evangeline decided to party all night. She cooed, babbled, blew bubbles, grunted and growled until 1:30 (which was 2:30 before daylight savings!). Not crying, not hungry...what!?? FINALLY I did just feed her, in hopes of shutting her up. (the woes of cosleeping). She did, until 3. I fell asleep feeding her and woke up at 4 to her abruptly popping off my nipple. Then dh decided he couldn't sleep at 4:30 and got up to make a fire, and brought Axel back to bed at 5am. 5:30 fed the girl again. 6am woke up to use half a box of kleenexes on my nose, I was mouth-breathing I was so stuffed up. Slept through more joyful babbling and cooing until 7:30, squished up against dh because our bed was full.:

Freaking nuts.

Toys and slobber- actually I don't mind toy sharing at all, unless the other kid is sick or weird looking. (just kidding- that was a dumb no-sleep joke) I figure it's building up her immune system via exposure. In our church nursary I've noticed the ladies discouraging anything in the mouth, fingers or toys, and I've wondered why.

huh, my cheerful little ghoul is hungry again
post #91 of 626
hey hanno- how's your mover-n-shaker? and how's the house coming? what do you commonly call your boy, (he has like 4 names, right?) and is that a different language in your signature? (you change it often and I never know what it means!)
I just checked out your flikr- and ok- I'm calling you out- I think you're tricking us all and you had your baby in Feb! he's crazy mature looking and all that upright stuff is unbelievable!! did you eat something special while you were preg!?? and any word on that friend of yours? you guys look pretty cool to me- to bad you're not up here!
(sorry for the 1000 q's- you were on my mind this am for some reason

hey, guys, I was just going back to our ddc archive...awww, remember? the belly shots? the birth announcements? whatever happened to...wildthing? CarolynMarilyn? grapejuicemama? (I guess they're busy with their babies!)

A
post #92 of 626
awww how sweet!! just love that! mine are all getting older and not as cute stories anymore tho we have had some cute ones in the past! enjoy them while you can!! they go so fast!

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Originally Posted by Queen of my Castle View Post

'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)
post #93 of 626
Yay free time again to post. Desmond actually slept for 4 hours straight the last few nights, so maybe my good sleeper is coming back? I really would like at least 6 hours again, I mean his old 12 hours straight might be pushing it, but 6 would be so nice.

As for his cruising I didn't encourage him at all, he's doing it by himself. He stood for about 5 second last night without holding onto anything. And I just looked over and he used the baby gate to pull himself up, eek!

We are thinking about starting swimming lessons with him, but may just wait till next summer, or I may just do them myself since I was a lifeguard for 6 years and taught swim lessons then. He does love the water though, it was his favorite part of the trip we took to Disney World.

I forgot to mention I'm in Maryland too, in Columbia. So hi to all the other people from Maryland. Now I need to go finish packing for our trip to Atlanta, Desmond and I head out this evening for the week and DH will fly out Friday. We're visiting my parents and doing Desmond's baby naming down there, since I have been lazy about finding a temple up here.
post #94 of 626
I'm a little late on Halloween photos:

http://picasaweb.google.com/littlere...92113308846370

http://picasaweb.google.com/littlere...92117603813682

Have more of her standing and crawling, but hubby has the camera. She crawled outside yesterday, then fell off the step (short one) right after I told her to come inside, already not listening to mama!
post #95 of 626
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Originally Posted by Queen of my Castle View Post
hey hanno- how's your mover-n-shaker? and how's the house coming? what do you commonly call your boy, (he has like 4 names, right?) and is that a different language in your signature? (you change it often and I never know what it means!)
I just checked out your flikr- and ok- I'm calling you out- I think you're tricking us all and you had your baby in Feb! he's crazy mature looking and all that upright stuff is unbelievable!! did you eat something special while you were preg!?? and any word on that friend of yours? you guys look pretty cool to me- to bad you're not up here!
(sorry for the 1000 q's- you were on my mind this am for some reason

hey, guys, I was just going back to our ddc archive...awww, remember? the belly shots? the birth announcements? whatever happened to...wildthing? CarolynMarilyn? grapejuicemama? (I guess they're busy with their babies!)

A
Funny, you were on my mind too. I think it was the Axel story. I remember one about him getting egg everywhere, that kid cracks me up!!
The house is coming along soooo slowly. Funny when the topic of old houses was up, everyone was talking about closets. Ours are huge and have windows. I wonder if there were counted as rooms when the place was built? I imagine if we have a bunch of kids, they could each have a little closet room to have a small space to call their own. We're working on the playroom right now because the baby wants to gogogogogo and we've been telling him 'no' too much because there are so many dangerous things around and we don't want a repeat of the burnt hand ordeal. When he has his own room, he'll be able to do limited damage so we can let him go wild. The little dude is so funny. He won't actually crawl because it's too slow, he walks on his hands and feet. Does that have a name?
Oh and I met a lady down the street who had most of her babies at home, nursed them until 3-4 and she has no electric or gas. She adopted an abandoned gas station parking lot on our street and turned in into a lovely food garden. She lives like this in the middle of the city! I think I want her to be my new friend. The other friend I think is going nuts. She's doing everything to be the opposite of me like buying a TV and starting to eat meat (she was veg and TV free for years before I met her and I never made that a criteria for friendship, it's just weird that she would start and brag about it too). She made new friends that have exactly opposing values to mine as well. I hope she can find happiness and I see now, she's not the friend for me.
Too bad we're not up there is right. America will never really feel like home to me no matter how many years I spend here. You seem pretty cool to me too Can you believe Ion and Eva are the same age to the day (same due date)??!! Oh yeah, we kind of call him Ion which is his second middle name but we mostly call him the nickname 'beeb' like short for baby. He can pick out what he wants to be called when he can talk. His official name is Xavier Ion Odhran Lysander Auberon Shafer, which spells out Xiola's-- my name. We're dorks. The next baby will spell out my hub's name.
The stuff in my sig is the countdown to my SIL's (handle here Juise) baby, who's due in Feb-- see? JFMAMJJASOND are the months of the year? It's a more basic ticker thingy.
I miss those ladies too. Maybe when we have as many babies as wildthing we'll abandon the internet also
post #96 of 626

Our Halloween pictures

Here are my two little goblins: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v3...insMama/Pippa/
post #97 of 626
Cute pics Megan!


hanno: what happens if you have a third!


he walks on his hands and feet: is it bear crawling?


S was mot a good sleeper last night. We slept in the chair from 1 - 5 am. I've tried to tell her if she nurses all night like that then there isn't any pumped milk the next day. oh well, it's good for my supply, right?


And on Saturday I got a summons for jury duty for Jan-June. I'm just glad it is me. If it was DH I would be paniced because I wouldn't know what to do with C. She has a ton of food allergies so there is no way she could go to any type of daycare setting.
post #98 of 626
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Originally Posted by tabrizia View Post
I forgot to mention I'm in Maryland too, in Columbia. So hi to all the other people from Maryland.
HI! i am in hagerstown but dh works in Columbia! have a good trip!



so i know this is nothing to do with our babies but is anyone here homeschooling older children? how is it going? we are about to pull are girls out of public school and ds out of preschool ( which is just at a local church) anyway not sure if we will do it right away or wait till the end of the school year since there is no real problems i am just finally ready to do it....

Caroline just face planted into the entertainment center bbl
post #99 of 626
Not homeschooling here. We prefer to supplement their learning with reading, cooking, museums, and outdoor activities.


Ouch poor Caroline!!!!
post #100 of 626
Has anyone who's nursing had any issues with their kiddos sucking too hard/pulling their nipples? Keagan is on this kick where he sucks as hard as he can and turns his head as he nurses and oh my goodness does it hurt! Any ideas on how to get him to stop?
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