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post #161 of 400
Mighty-Mama

Mighty-Mama and her sweet boys and DH have been in my thoughts contantly in the past few days. Make me hug my LO a little closer.

Welcome Swellmomma

I bow down to you mommas with 2, 3, 4 or more little ones. I am going through melt-downs with just 1. She really is an easy going child...just very spirited when her needs are not meet "fast" enough.
post #162 of 400
We 'fired' our daycare provider yesterday because we just didn't feel comfortable with her. Something was 'off'. We found a WONDERFUL woman, with 2 school aged children, that just wanted a baby to care for during the day. So Sean goes there now and we are just so pleased. He's the only child she's watching (besides her little boy who gets home from school around 11am) so he gets all of her attention. She's so kind and caring and affectionate towards him. I truly am so glad that I can drop off my sweet baby and feel okay about it. It's only 2 days a week, so that's nice.

Sean is doing so great. He's still not rolling, but he's come close a few times. He is sweet and happy 99% of the time. He'll fuss a little bit if he's tired, but that's about it. He's doing much better in the car, thank goodness. I have honestly never been around a more content and happy child. Breastfeeding is going good. He does get a little bit of formula during the day sometimes, but he nurses great whenever I'm home.

I made a DVD slideshow of Sean's first 3 months for DH for Christmas. It's to the music "Hush little Baby" and most of the pics are of DH and Sean. I think he's really going to like it.
post #163 of 400
Emo - that must be so difficult. I hope your sweet babe makes a full recovery soon.
post #164 of 400
I hate being homebound. The closest bus stop is a mile and a half away half of that being on roads w/o sidewalks. *grump*

Oh that I had more grownups to talk to. (Yes, I know there are LLL meetings but that means traversing that mile and a half to the bus stop, take baby's car seat out of the stroller, fold up the stroller, lug it on to the bus w/baby in her seat, set down the stroller and diaper bag, put the fare in the fare box, hold the seat next to me and the stroller against my knees apologizing to damn near every person because my stroller takes up part of the aisle and they're looking at me like a bad mom.) At least here on the boards its not so bad.

I love my little one, I just want more conversation than babbling, that's all. Though now she's starting to lose hair on the back of her head. wtf? It just started growing in where she lost it on the front of her head making this extreme widow's peak. oy. I'd like her to have this nice head of hair any time now. Really.

My MIL can quit w/the "omg, she's nursing again!" comments, right up there w/questioning the fact that her poos have slowed down to every couple of days just about any time now.. Yes, I know she ff her kids but man...the least she could do is do some reading and realize that my baby is totally on the spectrum of normal. *facepalm*

I don't mean to kvetch so much. There's just a lot to kvetch about right now.
post #165 of 400
hey, it's me...fly by poster........

just saying hello and sending out well wishes to eveyrone...hoping to catch up soon!!!!!!
post #166 of 400
Howdy, swellmomma!

My babyhawk came today! Liam is asleep in it right now, I will have to take pictures later when I don't look like such a mess. It was my Christmas gift from Andrew but I wanted to use it before Christmas and at commissioning next week.

This time of year is really hard for me, especially with the news about Mighty. Almost 5 years ago my dear aunt passed away from cancer, she was like a second mother to me and took care of me when my parents were having trouble before their divorce. I just think about how this is another holiday without her and how she isn't with her two girls, one who is my age and the other who is 10 years younger than me. I miss her so much

Beemama - I hear you on downsizing. I feel like I'm constantly getting rid of things, I can't stand clutter and am very minimalist about what I like in the house. Andrew, on the other hand, is a collector and hoarder of things, and he refuses to part with a lot of it. We need the space for all of his Army and sports junk, but he takes advantage of that and brings even more stuff in.

leanbh - So sorry to hear about dh's friend, he and his family will be in my prayers.

EricaE - That sounds like a great Christmas gift!

KurumiSophia - Have you thought about getting a baby carrier of some kind, like a sling or moby maybe? That will save on you having to carry the stroller and carseat to the bus stop, you can wear babe and that leaves your hands free for everything else
post #167 of 400
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hey, it's me...fly by poster........

just saying hello and sending out well wishes to eveyrone...hoping to catch up soon!!!!!!


That pretty much sums me up, too. I lost my mom on Fri night, and am praying so hard for Mighty mama. After my summer with my DH I know that Drs don't always know everything and miracles can and do happen.
post #168 of 400
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KurumiSophia - Have you thought about getting a baby carrier of some kind, like a sling or moby maybe? That will save on you having to carry the stroller and carseat to the bus stop, you can wear babe and that leaves your hands free for everything else
I have a Maya Wrap but I can't, for the life of me, get it figured out even w/the instructional video (which was obviously not made for we the klutzy left handed mommas) esp. since DD loves to see the great wide world and the only way I've managed to get her in it is to have her lie down in the wrap which she'll only stand for short periods. (That and when we try it, I feel like I'm gonna drop her.)

Any tips on how to wear it so she can see the world (and nurse) would be awesome. If I could figure that out, I'd be more able to go to the bus stop (but not too much because DH would have a fit since taking the bus anywhere is more or less an all day affair)
post #169 of 400
Had my shopping spree last night. Bought a new sling. I have a wrap that I love but with ECing baby getting her out fast enough is an issue so bought a simple sling for that. Plus bought 4 pairs of babylegs and a baby bjorn potty. That thing is so so cute. Technically all that stuff is part of her xams pressies, but I am not wrapping htem, what's the point in me wrapping them so I can unwrap them in a week when she will never know the difference anyway.
post #170 of 400
I have a maya wrap and I have to say that it wasn't the greatest thing for me to use with a little babe, I can see it working better when he's older. I think babe's at this age like to be upright for the most part, I purchased a moby and started using it when Liam was a month old, it worked great and is pretty easy to figure out. I just got a babyhawk in the mail today and it is quickly becoming my new favorite. Do you have anyone you can borrow from and maybe try some out to see if there is another that works easier for you?

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I have a Maya Wrap but I can't, for the life of me, get it figured out even w/the instructional video (which was obviously not made for we the klutzy left handed mommas) esp. since DD loves to see the great wide world and the only way I've managed to get her in it is to have her lie down in the wrap which she'll only stand for short periods. (That and when we try it, I feel like I'm gonna drop her.)

Any tips on how to wear it so she can see the world (and nurse) would be awesome. If I could figure that out, I'd be more able to go to the bus stop (but not too much because DH would have a fit since taking the bus anywhere is more or less an all day affair)
post #171 of 400
thewaggonerfamily - I'm sorry to hear about your mom
post #172 of 400
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Originally Posted by KatieJJ334 View Post
I have a maya wrap and I have to say that it wasn't the greatest thing for me to use with a little babe, I can see it working better when he's older. I think babe's at this age like to be upright for the most part, I purchased a moby and started using it when Liam was a month old, it worked great and is pretty easy to figure out. I just got a babyhawk in the mail today and it is quickly becoming my new favorite. Do you have anyone you can borrow from and maybe try some out to see if there is another that works easier for you?
Unfortunately, no. I'm the first of my friends to have a baby and my ILs are fairly mainstream and all their kidlets are older now.. So if I was to get a different device to try to carry her in, I'd have to shell out cold hard cash for it or try to figure out how to make it myself (w/o sewing my fingers into the fabric, of course :-D ).
post #173 of 400
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Unfortunately, no. I'm the first of my friends to have a baby and my ILs are fairly mainstream and all their kidlets are older now.. So if I was to get a different device to try to carry her in, I'd have to shell out cold hard cash for it or try to figure out how to make it myself (w/o sewing my fingers into the fabric, of course :-D ).
Check out the forum at thebabywearer.com if you havent already. They have a great DIY section. Mei tais are super simple to make, that is how I learned to sew! You can get lots of pointers and "tricks of the trade" there for using the maya as well. Also, the have a for sale or trade forum and you can try out different carriers at a reduced rate that way and if is doesnt work, just sell it For my children, its pretty much wraps and mei tais as they like to be upright(plus you can safely get young babes on your back with both of these). Neither one really tolerated the cradle hold ever. I only used a ring sling with dd for hip carries for quick in and out errands, and eventually I even preferred a mt for those
post #174 of 400
Oh yes, the baby wearer. That is a good place to check out different carriers. I also didn't think of swapping, that might be a good option if you want to try out something new but aren't sure if you want to commit to it by purchasing.
post #175 of 400
I've found some great deals at TBW but if you're not already a member, be aware that you can't sell without being a member for 30 days and having 30 posts. Maybe I'm just a slacker, I've been a member for a while but only have 6 posts.

If you're interesting in trying out a ring sling, feel free to PM me! I was planning to make a few for myself but ended up with enough fabric for twice as many, so I'd be happy to make one for cheap for a mama in need!
post #176 of 400
totally lurking.
post #177 of 400
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totally lurking.
I totally understand.

Welcome swellmama

EricaE, it must feel so good to have a trust worthy situation. It makes all the diffference to feel your children are in good hands.

Emo, how are you doing? Keep us posted.

Don't let unwitting comments dismay you over the holidays. Some people have the best of intentions and they may be open to gentle education. For the commenters that are just sure they know better than you, if it wasn't breastfeeding and baby care they would be lecturing about something else. They are to be ignored. Just remember on the hard days to talk to someone supportive. Do not complain to someone about clusterfeeding that doesn't understand breastfeeding. Now I'll try to get off my soap box.

KurumiSophia, somedays just call for staying home and it is hard. Could you maybe invite someone over? It is amazing how much better the afternoon is if you are having a warm drink and conversation with a friend while you take care of baby.

I use different carriers for babies, ages, stages, lengths of time for a given wearing. I don't have two of any one type but I do have several. I usually want more of any current favorite but my favorite changes before I can talk myself into spending money on it. The easiest, most versatile for me has been the ring sling but I prefer a two shoulder carry if it is for more than quick in and outs. You can check the trading post here. They do come and go but it doesn't move as quickly as TBW. TBW is FAST!
post #178 of 400


good news! my ils are *not* coming for christmas! :
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i've been reading - but like others, i can't find time to post.

there are so many of you who need hugs
post #179 of 400


I am sorry to hear abour your mom waggonfamily.
and sorry to hear about the friend who died in a motorcycle accident (too far back to see who that was, sorry)

Sending lots of love and gentle travels.

I think about Jessica and her boys everyday.

Dahlia is doing great. She is 12lbs and just a doll. She coos and laughs, is ticklish and loves to stand. She plays peek-a-boo and it is the cutest thing. She puts her fists over her eyes and then throws them down and I say peek-a-boo and she laughs and does it again. She did it about 10 times in a row the other day. Apparently she is a party girl like her sister. We had friends over playing board games last night and she stayed up until almost 1am partying with us. She was happy as a clam sitting and watching the games in someone's arms. It was so fun.

This week is going to be crazy getting ready for Yule. I have a feeling I won't be around too much. We have our celebration on Saturday and I have a lot to do before then. Dh has been so stressed at work. It will be fantastic for him to have almost 2 weeks off. I hope we can catch up on our sleep and get some things decluttered.

Welcome swellmama glad to have you here.

I hope you all have a great week.
Wendi
post #180 of 400
Waggonerfamily,

I totally missed your post. What a hard time of year to lose a loved one. Though there is no good time.

Is your dh back at work? How is he doing now?



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