Here we go...
Mamas...it means so much to me that you were all so supportive instead of annoyed with me!! Molly is doing much better...she still has a bruise, but it is not raised at all tonight, and I can look at the stroller again without reliving the whole event.
You are all the most wonderful DDC in the whole world, and I feel so honored to be a part of it!!
: I love you all! (And, promise to do the best I can to be there for you, especially after throwing a pity party!!)Eilowny:
I agree, you are definitely not vanilla, and I’ve read your blog enough to know that you have felt invisible before…thanks so for your empathy! I have always appreciated your open and honest input in this DDC, and you definitely help make us who we are as a group. I definitely need to get some Rescue Remedy and arnica on hand! Hope you are feeling a little more recovered from your little trip last week! Playamama:
OMG, your story about Lazlo and the jogging stroller makes me want to throw up!! I’m so glad that it’s just a story that you can tell now, and didn’t cause any permanent injury! I know you give a ton…I can’t even imagine having to work all the co-op stuff. Thanks for making me feel better about posting…I was really afraid of just sounding like a whiner, but it feels good to share what I was feeling. You rock!!Writerbird:
First of all, I have always loved your screenname,,,just wanted to say so! I dream of actually writing enough some day to be able to legitimately qualify myself as a writer! Do you share anything you write? I would love to read some. Thanks for the encouragement…this is one “rolling carnival” that I love being on, and I can’t imagine leaving you mamas!SaltPhoenix:
I DO remember you coming into our DDC…I remember searching for your posts at every chance to see how things were going after your water broke with Ember. And I have shared your hospital UC story with tons of people…it’s an amazing story!! But I have to admit, your post yesterday has given me the most trouble
, I can’t think of a single deep dark secret that I have that someone on this DDC hasn’t already topped! I’m a very logical, linear thinker…and so I almost never get myself into super-exciting situations. One example, when I was in high school and was deciding if I wanted to try a little MJ, I actually did thorough research first to help me decide, I’m talking like “trip to the library!”…this was at 16 yrs old! My dad is a scientist, and I am a lot like him…hypothesis first, research second, action third. Sounds more than just a little “vanilla”!! (BTW, I did decide the experience was worth the risks!!)
BTW, thanks so much for setting up the forum for the postcard swap!!Peace:
You did totally bring a smile to my face.
Thank you so much! And thanks for validating my feelings. It was terrifying, and there is no one who could understand as well as other moms with babies the exact same age! Thanks! BTW, I love the story of you admitting that you used to think big, chunky babies with rolls weren’t nearly as cute as little-bitties. I have to admit to having had the same thoughts when DS was little!CWoodard:
Thanks for your reply! Even though I know you just joined us, it’s great to be meeting new mamas who are in the same place with their LOs. I know exactly what you mean about the thread getting so busy and being so hard to keep up with because of it…especially considering the fact that we all have 4-month-olds!! Hope you are liking MDC so far!
Yea! I’m so glad that you checked out my blog! I’m not nearly as computer literate as I used to be, and I just got the whole “adding pictures” thing figured out. You seem to be quite the pro at it! I’ve read your blog over the months, just never left a comment. I will have to change that
. Also, before I had kids, trimming their nails was one of my biggest fears! Snipping Twyla must have been terrible!BabyBump:
I’m with you on the fact that I choose a life that is not quite as exciting as some of the other mamas here. In fact, that’s partly why I like the DDC. I feel like, even though we are generally more crunchy than the rest of the world, there is still a huge variety of mama/woman to be found, and it’s great to get so many perspectives on things. Eli’s little pinch sounds awful. A similar thing happened to DS’s arm when he was about this age…I agree that it was much worse on mama than on babe!Nausicaamom:
The boys at the beach are wonderful! Thanks for sharing the pics. I remember now that you guys were on your vacation. Hope that it is going wonderfully! Can’t wait to hear more stories! Thank you for being so supportive! And, thanks for sharing your blog, too!Helen:
You are so awesome! You are good to all of us. I really don’t know how you manage to be such a leader in being active and supportive in this DDC and other forums, and be the mom and wife that I know you are. I have been meaning to visit the Nov 05 DDC, and now you have reminded me to hurry up and get there. I think SarahN and Gunter are also double-DDC sisters (which I have learned from reading your posts). Anyone else?
Thanks for sharing your Isaac story…I KNOW that Molly is fine, and than these little things happen to every baby along the line, but it still helps me to keep in it perspective when I hear other stories.
BTW, I think you are WAY more interesting than fat-free greek yoghurt!!!!
Can’t wait to see the LegoLand pics! And, I’m sorry that you missed your eye appt!Ema-adama:
No good help on the TCM thing…sorry! And I hope that it becomes easier to find like-minded friends over there in Israel as your LO gets older. And thanks so much for the kind words. It is amazing how fast things like that happen…it was completely my fault, but I had only looked away for maybe 3 seconds. That’s all it takes, I guess! It’s so cool that Hillel has been to the sea. Molly hasn’t even been in a pool yet!
BTW, my DS was the same as Hillel with meeting new people. He was like this until past his first birthday. He is still a little slow to warm up to new people, actually. But he is a delightful, intelligent, bright and wonderful little boy, so I wouldn’t trade any of what has gotten him to this point!Jezzy:
Thanks for the kind words. And, to be honest, I don’t actually mind vanilla all that much myself? Thanks for always being such a positive voice in our DDC. I love hearing the stories you have from Germany…I have told lots of friends about you yelling at us for complaining about gas prices here reaching $4Birthmommom:
I actually owe you a HUGE apology! I remember reading your post about your terrible birthday. My DS was in the room with me, and I made some kind of exclamation of disbelief when I read it, and DS kept laughing at me and imitating me for the rest of the day
But then I realized that I was paying attention to MDC and not to him, so I shut down the computer, planning to post to you later. I’m so sorry that I never said anything to you. I was thinking about you, and I am so sorry about that awful experience…especially with it being your b-day!
-With Henry’s little pinch when he was 2.5 mos, we had a similar thing happen to DS when he was about the same age. It was my DH’s dad who did it, and I tried to play it off like it was no big deal, but it was his first injury and I was actually screaming and crying on the inside?
-With the hindmilk/foremilk thing, I have had lots of problems with this with Molly, too. I tried block feeding, and it helped for a bit, but she has green poops so often that it doesn’t seem to matter what I do. It always goes back to yellow within a couple of feedings, so I actually just don’t really worry about it. Maybe I should be working harder to help keep her yellow.??
-And I would totally be interested in a book swap!!Teenytoona:
You don’t need to stop any “navelgazing” (my new favorite term!!) You have had such a crazy week with such highs and lows! Your own birth issues, your DSD’s c/s, becoming a grandma, raising a 4-mo-old, etc!! I also do really miss having the dedicated forum for us. This thread is better than nothing, but I agree that it is SO easy to get behind on people’s lives! Thanks for helping me to not be so hard on myself…it’s a good point that I wasn’t intentionally being irresponsible. I never dreamed that the stroller would go over. Thanks for helping me think about it more rationally!Operamommy:
I’m glad to hear that your trip to your brother was good! Does he live far away?
-Thanks for encouraging me. Like I said above to playamama, I was really afraid of being a whiner, but I was still so frazzled about her fall that I had to reach out, and MDC was the only place that I thought people would really understand how I felt about Molly, especially at her young age!
-And, BTW, like I said to Jezzy, I actually like vanilla
For what it’s worth, I don’t think that you are vanilla, and I love your screen name. My husband actually has a degree in voice/opera. Why did you choose that screen name?Lincap:
That’s so cool about your kids being almost the same measurements!!Jusie:
So sorry to hear about Kaia being sick. There is almost NOTHING in the world worst than a sick child. Hang in there! Hope she is feeling better soon!Firecat:
Thanks so much for your sweet words. I fully admit that I can’t keep up sometimes either, so I really appreciate you mamas being so supportive of me bringing up my feelings in this instance. I have missed chances to be supportive of others TONS of times, and, that’s why I am so grateful that I got the chance to be honest without being seen as being too annoying! I do remember you posting when we were all still expecting, it wasn’t that infrequent!Lilyblossom:
I’ve been meaning to tell you that I can’t believe your car sank!!! I’m so glad that you were insured and were able to laugh about it!!Slgt:
Did you ever decide about the zutano photo shoot?LoveChild:
Thanks so much for your support!! I'm glad that Grant's crying was just the result of a little pinch! Though even that is really sad
And tell your DP to get off the computer!! Give you some time! Also, I can't believe that Grant is sitting up alone...Molly isn't even close! Good job buddy!Sarah:
haven't watched the video yet, but I can't wait to see your hot hubby
Again, thanks for the love, mamas!!