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post #281 of 430
Still have a naked baby.....daddy has her now though...teehee...

dd1 is driving me up a wall the past hour...love her to pieces but geesh...can you settle for longer than 30 seconds...please???

texas: i get up and rock with her or nurse her and that usually works...if she's up up and i haven't been asleep long, we'll settle in the rocking chair and i will read her something......

katie: no aol here. dh won't allow it on the computer.....silly IT guy.

ok, thought i had a second.....dd1 just took off with my toothbrush....
post #282 of 430
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Lucy and I are off again. We will be in Atlanta for a week. I am not taking my laptop...it is hard enough to get through security with a 9-month old, a stroller and ergo...take off my shoes....take of her shoes...:

We will catch up in a week.
post #283 of 430
mommajb, So glad that ds is all right.
Hi ladies. Aili has been all over the place too and sticking everything in her mouth, cat food, shoes . . . but those don't really bother me b/c its my job to keep them away from her. The thing that does bother me is when she picks the fuzzies off of her wool covers and tries to eat them. I was chewing gum the other day and thought she was being funny imitating me, (looking like she was chewing her tongue) until I saw a big blue spot on her tongue. I did the finger-sweep and pulled out a nice hunk of wool soaker. I don't get it. When it comes to actual food, she just wants to squish it between her fingers, but apparently lint and furballs are delicious

We are going tent camping this weekend, Aili's first time. Please keep your fingers crossed for good weather.

Snappis: I love those things. The one that I had out just broke and it is so hard trying to pin a diaper on my little wiggle-worm. I think I know where the box with more snappis ended up. I'll have to search for them later today.

So, Aili is now 18 lb 12 oz and 27 inches (but I'm going to remeasure her height b/c she seems taller). She is so happy these days, like if you smile at her, she gets this almost unreal, huge smile on her face. Its so funny. But, when she's cranky, she's a bear. At work. GTG.
post #284 of 430
I keep thinking Dahlia is soo big and then I hear weights of other babies. She is just barely 17 pounds.

What a craptastic morning. Eavan got up at 5:30am and proceeded to turn on every light and then argue with me so that Dahlia woke up. She is back to bed but here I am up with Eavan. I am forcing him to take a nap today so we can get on a later summer schedule. Jeez!

I am feeling a bit overwhelmed and defeated today. I keep trying to pull myself up and get a good attitude and life just keeps coming. Most likely dh will be bring my MIL to stay with us indefinitely until we can find a place for her to be. Like we don't have enough people and pressure here.

I feel like I am in total survival mode and I just want to LIVE for a while.

Ah well I am going to get out of the house and go to the park today. It is actually nice weather so I am going to do what I can to make myself feel better. I wish things were easier.

My dh is stressed beyond belief. Zaid has been barfing/pooping all week and is supposed to go to football camp tonight. Kaija has such bad allergies she can't function at all. I have been having migraines. It just isn't pretty here and there is no relief in sight. Ah well it could always be so much worse so I have to appreciate our health and family togetherness.

I am sure glad I have all of you!

Wendi
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texas: have a nice trip!!


sabo: lilah is a fuzzy eater too. have fun camping....i get those unreal, huge smiles too.....

wendi: lilah just hit 17lbs. for MIL. I don't know what I would do if Dh moved mine in......I'd like to LIVE for a bit too. Enjoy your time at the park. I think I'll go on my Easy Button quest again...want one???? i pm'd you.

dd1 is taking her sisters avacado and ham. and the baby is fussing AT her and pushing her away......and blowing me kisses...it's the best sound.

i need to get on the ball with unpacking. i'm having a hard time bc this place is so small, so much is/was wrong with it. my friends ex-husband came to pick up their little girl yesterday and he is the GM of a Sherwin-Williams paint store. He always told me that if I ever needed paint to let him know....I may take him up on it. I am over these bland rental home walls...cafe au lait, tan carpet.....I am thinking muted greens, greyblues.......pale yellows......but i need to unpack first......
post #286 of 430
wendi- !many, many hugs! yikes, you've got a lot on your plate, hoping things mellow for you as soon as possible. you are loved.

mommajb- what a beautiful family!! love the 3 girls together, so sweet.

sabo- hope it's a great camping trip! we may actually try to go sunday/monday... the weather is so nice. it'll be our first tent trip in more than 6 years!

sweettexasgal~ good journey!

katiejd~ omg! he has 8 teeth already!! hope it eases up for him soon.

i'm not sure i'm ready for it, but i want ruby to become mobile... she's so dependent on us to move that she would rather fuss to have us stand her back up again than to do any maneuvering of her own. I'm letting her fuss for a while before I'll help her out.... but she really is stubborn about it. she's so bored sitting in one place & can cruise along pretty well but won't pull up on anything but hands & bars.
post #287 of 430
Ugh. Did you ever wake up in the morning and just feel nauseous from lack of sleep? That's how I feel right now. Every time I would fall asleep Liam would stir and need me to get him back to sleep last night. I feel like I've been up all night except for the 15 minutes Andrew gave me this morning while he took Liam before work. Since we have the two beds pushed together Liam and I will share one every few nights depending on how he's sleeping, but I'm wondering if last night I was keeping him awake by being close to him.

He shocked Andrew and I last night because he was standing up holding onto my leg and just let go and took 3 or 4 steps over to his wooden bead spinner (walking always revolves around this thing). He was taking a few steps back and forth between the two of us last night, but I think its going to be a few more weeks before he really starts walking. He's getting really brave and walking one or two steps between things he can cruise along...I just can't believe it.

Wendi - I hope life eases up soon and you're able to get a break

Sunshine - I love the idea of painting, I really wish I could paint here. You will have to show us pictures if you decide to.

beemama - Part of me wishes Liam was mobile, but then I know I'll be chasing him around all day.

Texas - Have a great trip!

Sabo - Camping sounds like fun, have a great time!
post #288 of 430
tooth 8 just popped through.......she's shaking my jar of almonds and having a great old time....off to play......
post #289 of 430
a corner of tooth 6 came through yesterday. sleep's been horrible. trying to clean and get ready for ds's bday party. dh is still talking chickens.
post #290 of 430
who needs toys when you have an empty root beer 2 liter to roll around and chase after and a stainless stell serving spoon you can bang on the legs of the computer chair (that isn't used for a computer chair but my sewing chair bc it swivels, is comfy brown fabric and wheels....i can sit in it indian style).....

toys, schmoys.....

loving the dyed prefolds i did.....i can tell when she's wet easier.....it's like a litmus test.... poop is easy...i drop on her and she whigs out...snooty butt....

i found my lone snappi so no more butt capes....

ants....there is some carnage....
post #291 of 430
I haven’t been on in so long it seems that I figured I’d start from the bottom and work backwards…

Katie I swear I feel like that every morning. I started keeping antacids by the bed because of it. I miss sleep!! :

Sunshine Wouldn’t it be easier to paint before you unpack?? Just my opinion I’m great for aiding in procrastination!!

Wendi mama…I’m so sorry. We’re here for you.

Michelle Have a safe trip : As for the sleep…I usually get up with him and we go downstairs to where the TV is with his blanket. He cuddles with me, most of the time, or I let him down on the floor and he usually decides after about 15-20 minutes that sleeping was really what he wanted. We then usually end up sleeping in the reclining chair together and I get a stiff neck!

Well I think I’m going to go…it might be a few days bc we have the IL’s anniversary party this weekend and I am up to my ears in preparation for that! I have a wedding cake to make and a SIL to deal with so please pray for me!! :

to you all…c-ya soon!!
post #292 of 430
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Ugh. Did you ever wake up in the morning and just feel nauseous from lack of sleep? That's how I feel right now. Every time I would fall asleep Liam would stir and need me to get him back to sleep last night. I feel like I've been up all night except for the 15 minutes Andrew gave me this morning while he took Liam before work. Since we have the two beds pushed together Liam and I will share one every few nights depending on how he's sleeping, but I'm wondering if last night I was keeping him awake by being close to him.
Yes, I hate that! Hope you're able to take a nap with him today. I'm worthless & clumsy when I'm sleep-deprived...
I feel like ru sleeps better with a little distance.

Sabo~ I forgot to comment on the smiley, happy baby thing earlier... but ruby is the same way... sometimes she just gushes w/happiness and it warms my whole existence.

Okay, it's been a while since we talked about this... but here's my hair as of sunday , fresh out of the shower (yikes, the first one looks eerily like a belly pic, too)... it seems so excessive. It's only been 3 years & 1 month since it was above my shoulders. I feel like crystal gayle or something!

okay, the 4yo wants to play.
post #293 of 430
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Sunshine Wouldn’t it be easier to paint before you unpack??
that's what i was thinking



ooh! ant carnage!! : did you feed them cream of wheat? : did they explode? : pleeeease tell me you fed them cream of wheat. i wanna know if it works :
post #294 of 430
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Okay, it's been a while since we talked about this... but here's my hair as of sunday , fresh out of the shower (yikes, the first one looks eerily like a belly pic, too)... it seems so excessive. It's only been 3 years & 1 month since it was above my shoulders. I feel like crystal gayle or something!
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post #295 of 430
i am impatiently waiting for my kids to stop and start :. if they ever finish lunch we're going to go outside and i'm going to discreetly look for a place to hide a treasure chest. then i need to make a treasure map. or make a rough copy of one for dh to use when *he* makes the "real" one. the paper is already tea-stained and ripped and looks really cool.
i'm really tired today, too. teething sucks. jamison seemed like she slept better last night with a little distance. usually she's on the outside and sleeps *right* next to me. last night after too much fussing i switched spots with her. she still migrated to the middle, like usual, but i wasn't there. i dont' know if she slept better not up against me, or i slept better not up against her. now i'm wondering if i should put the crib in our room and see if she does in fact need more space. it can't be sidecarred though, since our mattress is on the floor. i guess i would put her in it until i'm too tired, then just leave her in our bed. of course, to do that, i need to clean it out and find somewhere to put all the baby clothes that it currently holds. and move the cradle out of our room to make room for it. that sounds like too much work for something that i'm probably not going to end up using anyway.

beemama - i know how you feel about simultaneously wanting and not wanting the lo to become mobile. jamison was sooo frustrated with her immobility. now she can crawl and seems a lot happier, which makes my life easier. but it also makes my life harder since i have to keep a much closer eye on her since she won't stay where i put her.

oh, finally! i think they're done! off to hunt for a place to have a treasure hunt!
post #296 of 430
ahh, I am sooo sleepy. Lilah was up screaming most the night so DH was with her and Cian was crying unless he had a nipple in his mouth. His 6th tooth did come through though and number 7 and 8 are very close so hopefully we'll get some sleep soon

He is also hardly nursing during the day, and is making up for it at night The boy loves food: and is starting to sign "more"....he almost has "milk" done as well.

Here are some pics we took at my moms today

eating
beads
post #297 of 430
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He is also hardly nursing during the day, and is making up for it at night The boy loves food: and is starting to sign "more"....he almost has "milk" done as well.

Here are some pics we took at my moms today

eating
beads
Cute pics. What is Cian eating in that pic? I wish that Aili was digging more food. Like I said before, non-food items find their way into her mouth the easiest. She does LOVE nectarines though. The only problem I noticed with those is that the nectarine juice stains her face on odd breastmilk poop color. I couldn't help but feel ewww-y when I saw that the first time.
Wendi,
beemama, Wishing you good weather too. Right now, its rainy here, but we think its supposed to clear up later today.
Katie, Liam is taking steps already!? I kind of long for that time too, b/c Aili has been super mommy-clingy lately. I feel like I never get a moment. Maybe that taste of independence will give me a break . . . oh, who am I kidding? I'll be even busier, chasing her around even more once she's on two legs.

On the plus side, my new house has stairs and we do 95% of diaper changes in the upstairs bedroom and I have to chase my speedy crawler around a much larger house: I am now 8 lbs below my pre-pg weight (I was about 10-15 lbs above my ideal when I got pg)!! You wouldn't know that I'm below pre-pg from looking at my tum, but I'm starting to come to terms with that and not be so bothered by it when I look in the mirror.
post #298 of 430
He's eating cottage cheese.....He doesnt seem to have any dairy sensitivities anymore!
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Cian is just darling!

Sabo great work on the weight loss. I got just below pre-pregnancy weight (which is still way overweight) and hit a plateau. I need some stairs!

Dahlia is catching up on the teeth. She has 5 now and more on the way. They are all spaced and crooked and she will have a big gap in the top front because she has a really thick frenulum. They are the cutest things. We have been calling them her hippo teeth.

Kaija is halfway through her pregnancy (I know I can't believe it either!) and is really starting to pop out. She has been feeling the baby move and I am already falling in love with my little grandbaby.

As you can tell I actually got some sleep last night as I am not bitter and jaded. It is amazing what a night of sleep will do for a person. After Eavan getting up at the crack yesterday I made him nap and he went to be after 10:00pm so he didn't get up until 8:30, now that I can deal with. I wasn't even angry when he woke up.

Gotta go change diapers and drink more coffee!!!

Wendi
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Happy Solstice!!

We're having a little gathering here tonight so I need to get to work! Blessings!
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