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***April 2007 Mamas - It's January 2008!!!***

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Yay- it's finally my turn to start the thread!!!

Happy new year everyone
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:Happy New Years everyone!!:
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We did nothing last night. I had to go to bed at 11pm since Romi did not want to sleep alone. Oh well.
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Happy New Year! Dh and I actually had a date last night. Too tired to dtd, but did at least have some time alone together. Maybe that's a good sign for the new year.

The neighbors shot off fireworks that I could see out the window from my bed. Woohoo. The extent of our celebration - but I've had plenty of crazy new years' to remember.
post #5 of 712
Happy New Year!!!!
We did nothing as well. Just watched t.v. and unpacked from our trip. Bleh.

Anyone make any New Year's resolutions?? I haven't actually resolved to do anything, but I have a bunch of ideas on how to make my life better. One thing I'd like to do is make a chore chart and hang it up so I can check things off and feel like I am accomplishing something around the house. I think I'm the type of person who needs "assignments" in order to be motivated. : Of course, I'm still doing Weight Watchers (although I seriously fell off the wagon during Christmas), but today I start fresh and I'm once again journaling everything that goes into my mouth. :

Off topic: How much puffed rice is TOO MUCH? I think Scout would just keep shovelling it into her mouth for an infinite amount of time if I let her. I know it's mostly air anyway, so she's probably not getting a huge volume of food, but I just don't want to let her over-do it. It's very tempting to plop her down and put a pile of puffed rice in front of her every time I need to get something done because it keeps her so occupied. :

Another bad mommy confession. I've been turning the t.v. on a lot lately. I just like the background noise. I grew up in a home where the t.v. was on ALL THE TIME, so I guess it's sort of a comfort zone thing. Scout really doesn't pay too much attention to it. (the t.v. in my office/playroom area is 10" black-and-white t.v.)...but I still feel guilty. M'kay...just had to let that out.
post #6 of 712
Mmmm, Romi was eating a lot off puffs at first and now she won't even put one in her mouth. So I'd say to let her eat as much as she wants, she'll get bored with them eventually!!

On another note, I'm on the wagon, diaper-wise. I just bought 2 Clover diapers, 2 Mutts and one SOS. No more. Dh and I looked at our budget and, well, it's not very good. Mostly due to my spending. So I have to stay away from DS for a while. Maybe I'll have to sell some diapers as well. Bummer.
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We went to the Biodome today and Liam had a blast!! The penguins really made him laugh and there was a play with Caillou where, to my enormous suprise, Liam stayed quiet and calm and thoroughly enjoyed himself. He was even *gasp* nice to Romi
We did this last year and decided this would be our New Year tradition.
post #8 of 712
Happy New Year! We start our 9th month, pretty soon our babes will be earthside longer than on the inside! (Am I the only one that thinks of these things????)
It was a quiet night here. I was in bed by 11pm, but Abby was up with Daddy until 1:30 when they came to bed.
Lastly I did update our family photos for all too see!
Happy New Year! Peace & Blessings to all!
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Happy New Year! We didn't get to go to the party we were planning to since DH was sick. So He went to bed for awhile and baby and I had a movie marathon of Cars and then Baby Blues. Went upstairs after that and baby had his last bath of the year. He then nursed to sleep at 11:30, I stayed upstairs with him while DH went down and had some dinner etc. We all were in bed by 12:30ish. Pretty boring night.

No real resolution this year, I want to lose 20 pounds by May when we're going to TTC again. If I don't though no huge deal, I just would like to be down a bit before we TTC (and down a lot after we're done having children).

DH was nice and dealt with Desmond this morning since he was feeling better and I had him all day yesterday. So I got a nice quite morning to get a bit more sleep (yay 3 hours straight!) and some surfing time on the computer while he, the puppy and Desmond were out on a walk.
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No real resolution this year, I want to lose 20 pounds by May when we're going to TTC again. If I don't though no huge deal, I just would like to be down a bit before we TTC (and down a lot after we're done having children).
I didn't make any resolutions either - but I am also trying to lose weight before we TTC - we also plan to in May.

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Originally Posted by kewpie-o View Post
Another bad mommy confession. I've been turning the t.v. on a lot lately. I just like the background noise. I grew up in a home where the t.v. was on ALL THE TIME, so I guess it's sort of a comfort zone thing. Scout really doesn't pay too much attention to it. (the t.v. in my office/playroom area is 10" black-and-white t.v.)...but I still feel guilty. M'kay...just had to let that out.
I never thought of that...when I was growing up our TV was never on...so it drives me crazy that DH always has it on - even when he's not watching it...but maybe I should cut him some slack.

A sweet MDC mama just sent me a baby carrier and some dipes - AIO's (which I've never had before) I'm in heaven, and Johnny's butt is so cute
post #11 of 712
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Yay- it's finally my turn to start the thread!!!

Happy new year everyone
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Congrats!
post #12 of 712
Hi guys! We had a really boring night as our battery power 'went out'. We went out for dinner, and ran the generator for a bit, but after we turned it off we had no power. So we watched a really dumb movie (shoot em up) and went to bed! woo hoo
no resolutions yet. I'll come up with a couple this year, I think. I don't usually, but it feels like a good time to resolve some things.
Evangeline is standing a lot- I know that seems like old news to some of you, but I leave her at pulled out kitchen drawers and coffee tables a lot. Her little legs are getting stronger!
A
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Originally Posted by doudat View Post
On another note, I'm on the wagon, diaper-wise. I just bought 2 Clover diapers, 2 Mutts and one SOS. No more. Dh and I looked at our budget and, well, it's not very good. Mostly due to my spending. So I have to stay away from DS for a while. Maybe I'll have to sell some diapers as well. Bummer.
: mm, you know who to call about those...you know. sorry about the budget. I've spent quite a bit too- although I'm pretty satisfied with what I have now, so I don't really feel the need to buy any more.
post #14 of 712
No particular resolutions here. need to be better about my over eating so I can lose some weight. The usual stuff.

We all had a fun time last night. We just got a Wii so we spent the night Wii bowling. It was a good time. I think the computer can sense when the kids are bowling. They would get all of these extra pins to drop!

Dh and I have been doing some massive cleaning and purging. The cleaning lady comes tomorrow and will have some new areas to dust since crap isn't piled up there anymore. Not sure if she'll like that! In the process, our internet connection was lost. DH finally got it working today so I'm trying to catch up on things.

We also met with a financial adviser while I've been on vacation. As the bread winner in the family, I realize I had not die anytime soon. I thought we were doing well since we had money in the bank, maxing out my retirement fund, our house paid for, and no credit card debt. Then he showed us how much we need to save for college for 5 kids. (Where is the freaking out smiley!!!) Now I'm scared.

DH is trying to get Claire ready for bed.
DH:stop jumping Claire
C: I love jumping.

It was just to cute on how she said "love".

Sophia was a hoot today. She likes to pull her cousin's hair. Today she kept "chasing" him. She would crawl near him and he would back up. And repeat. Until he backed up into a corner. Then as she attacked him, it was like a light bulb came on his head. He realized that he was bigger than her so he just pushed right past her and walked away.

And I got called to jury duty for January and February. My family said at least Feb is a short month and I pointed out it was leap year. Just watch me be sequestered for my birthday. Wait - no poopy diapers and you have a room to yourself while you sleep through the night....maybe it won't be too bad.

And Ellysia and Maddie have made up there own language and won't respond to English. Maybe it is the English I am saying: Go to bed.
post #15 of 712
Woohoo! Happy New Year!!! I have a feeling this is going to be a good one.
We stayed in last night and I was in bed mercifully early. Little Miss Princess was in the mood to nurse about every hour on the hour all night, however, so there's a good chance I was nursing when the ball dropped.

Doudat - you've sold me on the Biodome... actually I've been wanting to go for a while. One of my best friends lives in Montreal now and I keep saying I'm going to go visit one of these days... but so far I haven't made it. DH and my boys are eager to go to the Insectarium, it's their kind of fun.
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Originally Posted by kewpie-o View Post
Another bad mommy confession. I've been turning the t.v. on a lot lately. I just like the background noise. I grew up in a home where the t.v. was on ALL THE TIME, so I guess it's sort of a comfort zone thing. Scout really doesn't pay too much attention to it. (the t.v. in my office/playroom area is 10" black-and-white t.v.)...but I still feel guilty. M'kay...just had to let that out.
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Originally Posted by LilMomma83 View Post
I never thought of that...when I was growing up our TV was never on...so it drives me crazy that DH always has it on - even when he's not watching it...but maybe I should cut him some slack.
Funny, I hate the tv on, when dh has it on. We never had it on growing up either, unless it was a specific show. Latelyl, though I have been putting it on more for Axel, which I'm going to change too. I do notice, however, that Eva will watch it, which I'm not comfortable with.
A
post #17 of 712
yea! new year! DH and i are both feeling optimistic for this upcoming year, so it's been good here. Savannah got WAY more toys at xmas than she needed. I don't know where to put them; i should've put a toy box on her list

teething and cold and cranky baby, I'm going to nurse her down now, hopefully!

maybe pics next time too!
post #18 of 712
Happy New Year!
I have a big hickey on my arm....
No, no, there was no wild partying last night (au contraire! we stayed in-had some friends over for dinner and were in bed by 10ish) I foolishly let Arlo suck on my arm while I was watching a movie and now I have this hideous red mark.

No resolutions here...maybe less computer time? and less tv for Finn

And I will leave you with this before I go to bed...
Good night!
A
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Originally Posted by Queen of my Castle View Post
Evangeline is standing a lot- I know that seems like old news to some of you, but I leave her at pulled out kitchen drawers and coffee tables a lot. Her little legs are getting stronger!
A
Go Eva! I love leaving Scarlet at the kitchen drawer so I can get some work done.
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Originally Posted by finn'smama View Post
No resolutions here...maybe less computer time? and less tv for Finn

And I will leave you with this before I go to bed...
Good night!
A
What sweet boys, awww. I love seeing mine sleep together, the sweetest moments.

My resolution is to gain some resolve.
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