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August 05 Mamas - Happy 2008!

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Happy New Year, wonderful mamas!

Here's to a wonderful year - of loving our 2 year olds and welcoming more children into our bunch!! : :


...and some special love to all of you from me, as this is my post on MDC and I think most of them have been here with you! Thank you all for the support and love. It has made me a better person and parent to be here with all of you.


Love to all!
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Happy New Year, wonderful mamas!

Here's to a wonderful year - of loving our 2 year olds and welcoming more children into our bunch!! : :


...and some special love to all of you from me, as this is my post on MDC and I think most of them have been here with you! Thank you all for the support and love. It has made me a better person and parent to be here with all of you.


Love to all!
Aww...sniff, sniff. Right back at ya.

I was in bed by 10pm last night (and up before 6am this morning -- not by choice). Anyone else?
post #3 of 114
Hi all! I was in bed around 11:30 last night,but laid around this morning til 9- of course I'm nursing all night long.
post #4 of 114
hey mamas!!! HAPPY 2008!!

Last night I put the boys to sleep around 8pm and "napped" with them till 10pm, got up cause I was REALLY thirsty and stayed up with DH to watch Dick Clarks Rocking eve on ABC. We shared an apple sparkling cider. Went to sleep around 1am and got up around 7:30am this morning.

Here's to another year with my wonderful mamas!
post #5 of 114
Happy New Year everyone!
post #6 of 114
:confetti Happy 2008 Mamas! :confetti


Yesterday we lit our sparklers at 8 pm, then came in for snacks and card/board games until 10 when we celebrated the new year. All with "cheers" with sparkling apple pommegranete juice! Cheyne then went to bed and the eldest and I stayed up with crackers and cheese and turkey-pepperoni in my bed (picnic style) until 12:30. We had a blast hanging out together. We got up and watched the fireworks in the neighborhood out the window. It was a fantastic NYE.

I hope you all had a wonderful NYE as well.
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Hi all! I was in bed around 11:30 last night,but laid around this morning til 9- of course I'm nursing all night long.
Haha - me too! :

Today we're doing a bit of decluttering and a bit of relaxing

As per Kiernen's request, I made banana muffins (gluten and refined sugar-free( we use maple syrup, grade b)) this morning. Then we ate them while reading, "If you give a Moose a Muffin" (of course!):
post #8 of 114

Happy New Year, Mamas!

I haven't been on much lately, but I wanted to pop in and say hi! I manage to check in every once in a while but work has been crazy lately, and I never seem to have time to respond. I can't believe how soon riverundine is due, and all the goings on!
I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays-it has been a really nice change of pace around here. I have just over two weeks off from teaching, and it's been nice kicking around at home with E and taking it easy...well, as easy as you can with a 2.5 year old. It's non-stop, but such an amazing time-so many cool developments.

Cheers and all the best for 2008!
post #9 of 114
Happy New Year!
We went to first night in St Johnsbury, VT and saw a magician, a juggler, and a group of breakdancers. Good fun. We were back by 8pm, put the kiddos to bed and then I stayed up with DH until 1 am. OMG. I never stay up that late. I am paying for it still!

I hope this year brings health and happiness to everyone. Ok, a few more babies sounds awesome too.

Love you guys:
post #10 of 114
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Fridgeart! Fridgeart! Fridgeart!
You are pregnant, too!
Yippee!!!
Congratulations ~~ did I totally miss this last month?!?!? Or did you post about it? Maybe you did - I'm too tired to check tonight ... but my eyes bugged out at seeing your signature tonight, and I am so happy for you.



Is anyone else's child doing this? This cracks me up: Adam is giving me the answers/conversation he wants to have with me. For example:

Adam: "Mama, can I use your mixer?"
Me: "Hmmmmm." (considering this)
Adam: "Okay, you may use the mixer. ((then, different tone)) Thanks, Mama." (and jumps up to go to the counter)

He'll do two different voices for us. And he's totally serious - he is very earnest in his request and dead straightfaced when he "replies" for me. And he says "Okay" in a totally bright, happy voice when he answers for me.



I'm glad everyone had a good NYE - I was definitely in the bed by 10pm camp. Someday my children will sleep through the night, but until they stop tag-teaming me....to bed I go.

'Night, everyone.
post #11 of 114
Happy 2008 Mamas!

We've had some family drama here with two new baby boys born to my sister on the 30th and my niece on the 31st - one via c-section. I cannot describe my horror in hearing about not only the c-section (totally elective and baby NOT in danger), but the "normal" hospital birth my sis had. OK, I won't say too much - I know some of you have chosen to birth in hospital, but these stories just reinforce my decision to homebirth (and leave my baby intact, BTW)! Oh, and the names of these two little ones. I won't type them here because you will think I don't know how to spell! Thanks for letting me vent.

So, I've been up the last two nights sewing this:
http://missgioia.com/2007/03/patchwo...-tutorial.html

for my niece's baby who I get to meet this weekend. I made it it teal, brown and cream and it is CUTE! My mom is coming this weekend for a long visit, so I'm excited to see her and hold the new baby.

Speaking of babies, I am showing already! I can't believe it! I'm trying to keep it a secret for a bit longer so these new mamas can have their moment in the sun, but it will be hard to do. Any creative ideas? I'm feeling great - not sick at all and have tons of energy. Actually, I'm having some insomnia. Does the time of my post tell you anything?

Annabelle is really a doll lately. Emily, I laughed at your story about Adam, because all of a sudden, A loves to say "OK" and it's making her very agreeable! She is talking more and more and giving long and convoluted explanations and stories and then LAUGHING! hahahahahahahah! Her favorite song these days is Frocky Snowman.

NM, she loves looking at your holiday card and saying "Rihen" with a little smirk on her face, knowing that I will say, "No, that's Henry". So today when she pointed at him and said, "Rihen", I said, "Yes, that's Rihen" and she said, "No mama! That's Henry!" Then she rolled her eyes.

Here are some new smilies I love:
: : : : : : : :

Congrats Fridgeart! :
post #12 of 114
Hello- I am August 05 Mom, and since I am addicted to MDC while I nurse my newborn a million times a day, I figured I'd join. We have a lot of catching up to do.

My August 05 baby is Grace. She is OMG I almost told you how old she is....DUHHHH. She's August 28th.

Does anyone else think "terrible 2" is BS. I really think 4 is way more terrible than 2. My 2's have always been angelic. Except for my 11 yr old who has never EVER been angelic. OK she spends about 20 minutes a day being angelic. Usually when she's apologizing for being... not so angelic.

Congratulations new mammas and also congratulations to those who are expecting new babies.

I wanna make a padded cube, what fun. It sounds like the perfect way to use up these decorator fabric swatches someone gave me. "Oh, you're crafty... here's a box of random crap you might be able to do something with.." Sewing is new to me, though- this project looks easy enough.

Nice to meet you all. Happy new year.
post #13 of 114
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Oh, and the names of these two little ones. I won't type them here because you will think I don't know how to spell!
Okay, now I'm dying to know!





Welcome, Lisa!
post #14 of 114
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Except for my 11 yr old who has never EVER been angelic. OK she spends about 20 minutes a day being angelic. Usually when she's apologizing for being... not so angelic.

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Hi, nice to meet you. Say, do we have related kids? My new 12 yr old is about the same, only he doesn't apologize with words...(his apologies are prettygood- he gives great back massages)
And now are you ready to be asked myriads of questions as you have more kids than I? I hereby annoint you the resident expert
post #15 of 114
welcome Lisa! I agree with tikva, you are now the resident expert! wow 6 daughters! About the terrible two's, I don't like that name but I do think this stage is very tough on my patience, thanks to my DS1. He's very spirited, very demanding and wants my attention 24/7. So in my house, I hope the two's stage will be over soon! But then again I think it has A LOT to do with the fact that I have a 9 month old to take care of too.


My poor Christopher has a little cold now (again), probably got it from an indoor playground. There should be a law that saids, "If your child is sick, don't take him/her out in public where there's other kids to contaminate." : I hate seeing my kids sick, when C is sick, he just pukes and doesn't sleep very well (wakes up every 2 hrs). So right now my eyes are hurting from lack of sleep... I think my tear duct area is swollen or something...it just hurts.

I am loving all the new pregnancies and soon to be new arrivals. Keep us updated on everything!
post #16 of 114
Lisa, welcome. You have a beautiful family...I have baby lust!

Fridgeart, congratulations! I'm so happy for our little group, making more babies.

Kate, DH's niece is due with her first in March and I just KNOW I'm going to have to keep my mouth shut. It's going to kill me. I too want to hear the names! Spill it! And I love that Henry is discussed in your home.

Nonny, sorry Christopher is sick. Hope you get some sleep soon. I don't know how you mamas of more than one do it.

Emily, we have a similar routine over here. DH cracks up because for a while now Henry will ask to nurse (which he calls "ess"). It goes like this:

Henry: Ess! Ess!
Me: Eh-ess? (said in a puh-leese sort of way)
Henry: Aw-wight!

I think he caught on to the fact that I usually make a big show of not wanting to, but then I cave and say, "Alright." So now he just cuts to the chase for me. If he's really jonesing he skips me altogether: "Ess! Aw-wight!"

In other news, Henry peed in the potty seat for the first time tonight. Later we also found pee on a book and the rug. Sigh. Really wishing I'd followed through on EC'ing two years ago...
post #17 of 114
OK, hopefully you mamas know me well enough by now to know that, while I may be opinionated, I would never intentionally hurt someone's feelings. The funniest thing about these names is that the name my sister picked:

BECKETT

was actually the name that my niece picked (what are the odds?) and so she had to name her son:

JACOBY

Future playground interactions do not look good for these two. Now, my sincere apologies to anyone with a child named Beckett or Jacoby or anyone who favors these names. Some things just don't fall right on my ears.

Love to all!
post #18 of 114
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OK, hopefully you mamas know me well enough by now to know that, while I may be opinionated, I would never intentionally hurt someone's feelings. The funniest thing about these names is that the name my sister picked:

BECKETT

was actually the name that my niece picked (what are the odds?) and so she had to name her son:

JACOBY

Future playground interactions do not look good for these two. Now, my sincere apologies to anyone with a child named Beckett or Jacoby or anyone who favors these names. Some things just don't fall right on my ears.

Love to all!
I hear you. Not what I would choose either.

DH's niece expressed an interest in "Cooper" for her daughter's name. Now, I know a little boy named Cooper and I think it's cute for a boy, but for a girl? Plus she's thinking of using "Jean" for a middle name (my late MIL's middle name). Hmm...

Now I wanna have another kid just so I can use all the cool names I have picked out!
post #19 of 114
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Kate, I know you would never hurt anyone's feelings ~ but I'm with you. And I can't read/hear 'Beckett' without thinking of "Waiting for Godot"... I remember reading that years ago and having incredible existential angst... It's all coming back to me now. Aaagh!

I had such a terrific day with my kids today. Today was one of those days that makes me want to just stay at home with them until they're 27. I just had such a great day! I have really been working mindfully on GDing, and life is becoming more peaceful in turn - we had only one tiny issue today, and that was when Adam was getting tired tonight. So upstairs we went and now my kids are sleeping beautifully, bless them. Adam was so cool today. He brought out his trains (prized possessions) and proceeded to put them on the floor (we usually play with them on the kitchen table) so that he could "share them with Sarah Beara!" It made me feel so good. So, so good. When she didn't immediately approach them after her nap, he came up and put a few engines on her leg so that she knew she could play with him.

I love my life.
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Now I wanna have another kid just so I can use all the cool names I have picked out!
Totally! Me, too!

...instead, I have begun naming all of my kids' baby dolls myself.
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