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post #41 of 1454
Anyone with snow? We got our fair share about two feet in five days. Be back soon with some sledding pics of the kids, Urijah dosnt like the cold though.
post #42 of 1454
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WhyohWhy do people ask this? And how to answer? I still get up in the night to pee and sometimes have a snack or a drink, why can't the baby?
My thoughts exactly! if only we could have synchronized peeing and snacking

I just realized I no longer have a two piece swimsuit other than my maternity one (it's way too big now) and I have no idea how I'm going to nurse Johnny at all modestly when we are at the waterpark tomorrow....I''m pretty comfortable NIP - but taking my clothes off is too much I'm going to have to give this one some thought. My swimsuit is a super tight racing style so there really is no option but take it partially off (which is hard)...I guess I will just escape to the bathroom or figure out some type of really good cover..
post #43 of 1454
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I hadn't heard of that restaurant. I did once go to a very expensive one where everything is covered in tinfoil inside and a very small punkish one I think near Maryanne street.
I hope Romi feels better soon!!
Ion is well from his cold but not me, I'm so super sick still.
I went to the tinfoil one! And the food wasn't so great either :
And I know the one on Marianne, but I never went. Wow, you sure know your way around Montreal, did you ever live here?
I hope you feel better soon Being sick and taking care of active kiddos is the worst.

Romi is much better. Her voice came back and we even made it to see santa at the local shopping center. Liam was too scared and had to have daddy with him, but romi was laid back and just sat on the man's lap, no problem.

Oh, and dh and I finally dtd this afternoon, hurray for a new sectional sofa It was nice to reconnect even if only for 15 mins while the kids were napping :
post #44 of 1454
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Originally Posted by MaxiMom
Krismarie - Max is the same age as Kaylo, born 2/12/04, and VERY particular about things, too. Clothes, food, routines, etc. He is very sweet, but can give me such grief sometimes!

Yep, that's liam as well... I'm always confused about you americans and birth dates, are your kids born in december or february? I'm assuming february since Krismarie has 02/04... Anyhoo, liam is 3 and is terribly hard to handle these days. But only when Romi is around. When she's not there, he's very sweet. But just today he managed to scratch her face, push her a few times, grab the toys she has in her hands, shake her... He does it very sweetly: I want to hug romi. He then proceeds to hug her by the neck and swing her around. It's exasperating. I don't know what to do with him anymore. When he scratched her, he was petting her cheeks and out of nowhere he just dug his nails in, right below her eye. And if she's standing holding on to something (today it was a box), he'll just grab the box and she falls on her face. She had a nosebleed from that today. And when you ask him why he does it, he just says he wanted the box. Or he wanted to scratch her. Ok, I'm just going on and on but I feel like crying. I don't know what to do to make him not hurt her.
post #45 of 1454
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Anyone with snow? We got our fair share about two feet in five days. Be back soon with some sledding pics of the kids, Urijah dosnt like the cold though.
were expecting a huge snowfall in the next couple days. And I have yet to buy a sled for Liam... It'll be pretty that's for sure!
post #46 of 1454
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Woo-hoo!!! Happy 1000 you crazy gal!!!::
post #47 of 1454
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Hope it went ok.

Romi lost her voice. She sounds terrible. And she's coughing, poor thing. BUT she had the best night so far!! Went to bed at 7pm, and woke at 3am to nurse, I was in shock My boobs were really full and she fell asleep on the boob (which she never does since she nurses so darn fast, but there was more milk in there than usual). Then she woke again at 6am to nurse. She's still sleeping and it's almost 8am. No fever.
Holy sleeping!! Hope she feels better though!


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Because you know I really don't need her giving him tastes of foods DH and I don't feel are appropriate. Both DH and I are kind of boogling at the thought of giving a 8 month old soda. I mean he hasn't even had water, let alone juice, and he so doesn't need soda.
Yes, my mother too! I think it's the age- they were giving us craaazy things by the time we were 3 months old! And especially for us, we are all perfectly healthy with no allergies, my mom figures what the heck!? She thinks it's funny,and is sneaky about it. I do know that it's just 'tastes' and no significant amount, and I don't care enough to make a big deal, but I still give her a hard time.
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post #48 of 1454
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Originally Posted by finn'smama View Post
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Way to go mama!!!! now I have to catch up too- probably not this year though!

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Oh, and dh and I finally dtd this afternoon, hurray for a new sectional sofa It was nice to reconnect even if only for 15 mins while the kids were napping :
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way to go mama! : I bet it was worth the wait!
post #49 of 1454
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Originally Posted by LilMomma83 View Post
I just realized I no longer have a two piece swimsuit other than my maternity one (it's way too big now) and I have no idea how I'm going to nurse Johnny at all modestly when we are at the waterpark tomorrow....I''m pretty comfortable NIP - but taking my clothes off is too much I'm going to have to give this one some thought. My swimsuit is a super tight racing style so there really is no option but take it partially off (which is hard)...I guess I will just escape to the bathroom or figure out some type of really good cover..
Oooh, that's a tough one- sounds really difficult- too bad, a bikini is soo easy! Hey, it's a good reason to go buy a new one.

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Yep, that's liam as well... I'm always confused about you americans and birth dates, are your kids born in december or february? I'm assuming february since Krismarie has 02/04... Anyhoo, liam is 3 and is terribly hard to handle these days. But only when Romi is around. When she's not there, he's very sweet. But just today he managed to scratch her face, push her a few times, grab the toys she has in her hands, shake her... He does it very sweetly: I want to hug romi. He then proceeds to hug her by the neck and swing her around. It's exasperating. I don't know what to do with him anymore. When he scratched her, he was petting her cheeks and out of nowhere he just dug his nails in, right below her eye. And if she's standing holding on to something (today it was a box), he'll just grab the box and she falls on her face. She had a nosebleed from that today. And when you ask him why he does it, he just says he wanted the box. Or he wanted to scratch her. Ok, I'm just going on and on but I feel like crying. I don't know what to do to make him not hurt her.
Sounds like his feelings are misguided into agression- lately I've found Axel doing things that were like he just didn't have enough self-control not to. Today he just picked up a full cup of water and dumped it straight on the floor, for no good reason (twice). And physically he's always drumming his fists on things, himself, other people, together, or just breaking out in various dances and such, it's like he's got the urge and the energy, and it just gets out. Other examples are more destructive- and sometimes purposely defiant. I'm actually amazed Axel hasn't been rough with Eva. Although, Liam and Kaylo are 10 mos older than Axel. I think Liam must feel jealous. I know my mom says I bit my sister until she bit me back. But also, he doesn't know his own strength, he's probably overwhelmed with love and jealousy at the same time- like you know how something's sooo cute you just want to squish it? He has to deal with that feeling- I think it must be tough!
A
Sorry for rambling. I was just thinking about this.
post #50 of 1454
yeah, I agree with what you're saying, but it's tough. By the way, Liam is 2 mths older than Axel, not 10mths
I do agree that it mst be a mixture of love and jealousy. And he has so much energy and it's hard to direct it well in the winter. Summer was easy: the park! But he won't stay out in the cold for hours... Indoors is hell.
But like I said, he's a sweetie when I'm alone with him.
post #51 of 1454
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Originally Posted by LilMomma83 View Post
I just realized I no longer have a two piece swimsuit other than my maternity one (it's way too big now) and I have no idea how I'm going to nurse Johnny at all modestly when we are at the waterpark tomorrow....I''m pretty comfortable NIP - but taking my clothes off is too much I'm going to have to give this one some thought. My swimsuit is a super tight racing style so there really is no option but take it partially off (which is hard)...I guess I will just escape to the bathroom or figure out some type of really good cover..
When I nursed in my one-piece suit I'd wrap a towel over my shoulders and a bit over my front and then quickly pull down the front and latch dd on... I don't think anyone ever saw any skin this way... it just looked like I was holding her with us both wrapped up in a towel.

I'm about half done my Christmas shopping... besides the kids, I'm having a hard time shopping for people closest to me (my parents and dh). I'm just stumped with trying to get them something that is thoughtful but not crazy expensive... I do knit and have projects for all three of them on needles right now but I know that I'm not going to be able to finish these in time. Any creative ideas out there?
post #52 of 1454
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yeah, I agree with what you're saying, but it's tough. By the way, Liam is 2 mths older than Axel, not 10mths
I do agree that it mst be a mixture of love and jealousy. And he has so much energy and it's hard to direct it well in the winter. Summer was easy: the park! But he won't stay out in the cold for hours... Indoors is hell.
But like I said, he's a sweetie when I'm alone with him.
sorry, duh- i was just going on krismarie's post, and didn't look at your sig.
axel is perfect when i'm alone with him too- it's so weird. maybe it's b/c he's getting all my attention?
i just came across this thread when I was searching swearing (don't ask) and it has some interesting things about redirecting. a lot of it is about adults, but maybe it's a good idea for kids like ours.
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...light=swearing
totally hear you about the indoors/outdoors. Last week I vowed to beat Axel at his own game by playing out in the snow for hours, until he collapses into exhaustion when we come in. However, I'm pretty sure that is impossible.
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post #53 of 1454
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I'm always confused about you americans and birth dates, are your kids born in december or february? I'm assuming february since Krismarie has 02/04...
It makes more sense if you think about how US-ians write out the date longhand:

Today's date would be December 1, 2007. So, 12/01/07. I, however, write my dates as 1 December 2007 (or 1 xii 2007), so I'm constantly messing up logs and ledgers.
post #54 of 1454
Oh- and before I sign off- hanno I saw your post on my birth story- you really should write one, even if it's just in your journal- i regretted not writing one out long for axel- you'll treasure it. And, when you have more kids, you'll focus on the most recent one.
I love to rethink my births. Over and over.
Well, Eva's moreso.
A
post #55 of 1454
Regarding our toddlers, I agree on all counts, it's love and aggression and jealousy all rolled into one, and hopefully it all balances out soon. Ultimate, do you have any words of wisdom with four children?

Sometimes Max likes to play with Scarlet, tickle or shake her around and just does it too hard and it takes me three, four, five times telling him to stop until he finally calms down. I always know he's done something to her when I hear her cry and he runs into the bedroom and shuts the door. I'm sure it's normal but hard to deal with, of course. I just know my bro beat me up when I was a kid, so I keep telling Scarlet to get used to it and Max, that someday Scarlet will be big enough to hit back.

Yes, February 12, 2004. We laugh 'cause he was born in a log cabin on Abraham Lincoln's birthday.

I didn't record my birth story for Max, but did so for Scarlet in my journal. I do, however, have more photos of Max's birth (in the birthing tub, etc.), so I have a more visual memory of his. Plus his being more traumatic, I'll never forget it. I am glad I got Scarlet's in writing, and in a journal that is very special to me, I've had it for so long (does that sound weird? anyway...).
post #56 of 1454
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I'm about half done my Christmas shopping... besides the kids, I'm having a hard time shopping for people closest to me (my parents and dh). I'm just stumped with trying to get them something that is thoughtful but not crazy expensive... I do knit and have projects for all three of them on needles right now but I know that I'm not going to be able to finish these in time. Any creative ideas out there?
Dh is hard for me, too, as he always says he doesn't want anything for Christmas. But I've been browsing through some Martha Stewart Christmas books and have gotten some fun ideas as far as wrapping and embellishing simple gifts to make them more special. That said, for dh, I'll probably get him some things I know he needs (tshirts, socks, etc.) and a fun thing or two and then wrap them creatively so it's fun and Christmasy for both of us.

Ho ho ho!
post #57 of 1454
just sharing a bit
http://flickr.com/photos/23676482@N00/2082564509/

I'm lurking but too sick to form a proper post. :
post #58 of 1454
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I went to the tinfoil one! And the food wasn't so great either :
And I know the one on Marianne, but I never went. Wow, you sure know your way around Montreal, did you ever live here?
I hope you feel better soon Being sick and taking care of active kiddos is the worst.

Romi is much better. Her voice came back and we even made it to see santa at the local shopping center. Liam was too scared and had to have daddy with him, but romi was laid back and just sat on the man's lap, no problem.

Oh, and dh and I finally dtd this afternoon, hurray for a new sectional sofa It was nice to reconnect even if only for 15 mins while the kids were napping :
Yes and they had some gimmick about having to eat all your food...

I lived in Montreal for 3 years before meeting my husband and moving to the US. I wish it were the other way around but things happen for a reason I suppose. I lived in an apartment in Verdun and in the crappy white apartment building across from Parc LaFountaine. It was walking distance to everything including my work a half a block away, at Yves Rocher :
I totally admit to missing the tamtams because I'm a dork.

Yay for you and DH! we've only managed once since baby, but we cuddle tons.
post #59 of 1454
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Gah. It seems like I posted just a couple weeks ago that AF was back. But it was just barely there - only enough to be slightly a nuissance. Well, last night I started having bad cramps and AF is going full-force this morning. : Bleh! But I suppose the return of fertility explains my increase in libido, which is a plus, I guess.
post #60 of 1454
I also had a light AF and now three super heavy ones. I'm not sure if they are heavy because they are pp or because I had a non hormonal IUD inserted. Anyone have thoughts?

PS - Abby had her first weekend with Grandma so I could help DH with our kitchen remodel. Everything went great, except I got sick so I couldn't help DH after all:
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