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post #201 of 287
Oh wow, Xiola, I'm so sorry to hear that. Are there a lot of work opportunities where you live? Hopefully he'll be able to find something soon, if not, is there employment insurance in the states? :
post #202 of 287
not much going on-eh?? just some wonderful news and horrible news. i hope that something comes along soon, xi! michigan is in rough shape.

i really wanted to go strawberry picking at this great organic farm...but it's an hour and a half away. (it has a cafe and play area for kids on the farm too!) but my best friend has a job interview tomorrow and my other friends just backed out too. i don't mind taking the boys alone but i thought it would be a lot more fun with friends. i don't really have any other friends to ask.
post #203 of 287
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Think of us please. Kamrin lost his job this morning
oh, xiola, I'm so sorry! will he be able to get another job quickly? do you have any other source of income in the meantime? s: hang in there! I'm sure this has been a rough day for you!
post #204 of 287
xiola - this may open you to new opportunties, but I know it's hard to get cut off like that. I've been fired plenty! Hang in there, mama and let us know if we can help.

kris - Wish I could beam myself there - why haven't we mastered time travel yet?

Good news here is that dh caught the offending critter last night. No more raccoon feasting on our birds. It was a smart one and knew our patterns pretty well. It's been a week since this started and it outsmarted every trap. Dh stayed up last night waiting for it, and I say halleluiah to ye olde shotgun. Our little homestead here breathed a great sigh of relief today, whew.

In cute baby news, my friend brought her two kids over today and Scarlet was trying to kiss her babe (7mo, Marcella). So sweet. It was a strange thing to be with my college friend of 20 years, nursing our babies together, when I think of all the crazy times we had together.
post #205 of 287
Queen: I didn't get a chance to finish posting earlier, but I haven't forgotten about you!

: CONGRATULATIONS!!! :

Maximom: Your post about Scarlet kissing the babe reminded me about a question I have been meaning to ask everyone....Does anyone's babe NOT kiss? Micah will only *occasionally* hug and he has to be in the mood for it...but doesn't really kiss. I was just wondering if anyone else has a child like this....Do you think it could be I don't kiss him enough? We have a lot of bad days, but I really thought I was giving him a lot of affection...I'm just worried I guess. It is really hard doing this on my own.

Oh, and I am having to find someone else to watch Micah for the first half of my workshift, and I am very nervous. He has never been without either me, my mom or my dad. However, he is becoming too much of a handful for them to watch at their business. It was difficult before, but now that he is walking...: I have found someone that I think I am going to go with. She doesn't do everything the way that I would, but she is willing to do CDing and work with a little bit of signing (I just have to show her).
post #206 of 287
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Queen: I didn't get a chance to finish posting earlier, but I haven't forgotten about you!

: CONGRATULATIONS!!! :

Maximom: Your post about Scarlet kissing the babe reminded me about a question I have been meaning to ask everyone....Does anyone's babe NOT kiss? Micah will only *occasionally* hug and he has to be in the mood for it...but doesn't really kiss. I was just wondering if anyone else has a child like this....Do you think it could be I don't kiss him enough? We have a lot of bad days, but I really thought I was giving him a lot of affection...I'm just worried I guess. It is really hard doing this on my own.

Oh, and I am having to find someone else to watch Micah for the first half of my workshift, and I am very nervous. He has never been without either me, my mom or my dad. However, he is becoming too much of a handful for them to watch at their business. It was difficult before, but now that he is walking...: I have found someone that I think I am going to go with. She doesn't do everything the way that I would, but she is willing to do CDing and work with a little bit of signing (I just have to show her).
My boy wasn't a kisser either - still isn't and I'm sure I squeezed and kissed him as much as I do Scarlet. I love the baby cheeks! Don't worry, you're doing great. I can only imagine how hard it must be to be a single mom, lucky you have your family to help when they can. Good luck with the sitter, I'm sure it will work out fine.
post #207 of 287
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My boy wasn't a kisser either - still isn't and I'm sure I squeezed and kissed him as much as I do Scarlet. I love the baby cheeks! Don't worry, you're doing great. I can only imagine how hard it must be to be a single mom, lucky you have your family to help when they can. Good luck with the sitter, I'm sure it will work out fine.
Thanks for saying that I know it is probably silly to think that way, but I am a worry wart.
post #208 of 287
Liam never really kissed either. But he became the most affectionate little boy ever! He kisses all the time now. Seriously, all the time. Yesterday when he left for daycare, he gave me the required 15 kisses and outside with dh he sighed and told him that he loves me too much (he confuses too much with a lot!).

And Romi is now starting to give us kisses... To be honest, I think she learnt it at daycare cause one day I was pointing at my nose, saying "nose!" and she was pointing at it, then I pointed at my mouth and said "mouth!" and she leaned in and kissed it. Very solemn like and serious. She doesn't give kisses for fun though, just when we point to our mouths
post #209 of 287
I don't recall my older two kids giving kisses until they were much older, and I really didn't notice this until recently when Chloe started kissing us (well, mostly me) all the time. It's a pretty cute phase but I don't think that it is a stage that all kids go through.
post #210 of 287
Good morning!
Kris, I'd gladly go picking with you! We love strawberries- I love that both the kids eat them (Axel is very picky right now!)

Shydaisy- I don't really think every kid is as kissy. Evangeline is really kissy, she does kiss for fun, but I'm sure this is a personality thing. I'm sure Micah has gotten a ton of affection, and his lack of kissieness is purely part of his personality. Besides, it's no big deal. It's cute, but not something essential. Thanks for the congrats!
It must be hard to have find people to watch Micah. You're lucky that your parents could up until now. I just had to talk to my mother-in-law, who watches the kids 2 mornings a week- she was slapping Axel on the mouth/face whenever he spit. I had to tell her we don't allow hitting. I must say, I was very tactful and not scared at all. Motherhood must be doing something to me!

Tabrizia- the book the LLL leader recommended was Good Nights by Dr. Jay Gordon. He describes a 10 day method of 'sleep training', which sounded very reasonable. I think someone here has already mentioned it, maybe doudat? It's funny, because since Wed Eva hasn't woken up!

We're going away this weekend for a friends wedding, we get to stay at a resort and have fun. I'm expecting the nice night pattern to end too, but maybe we'll try the 10 day thing next week. I was really looking forward to this weekend to really enjoy myself, have a couple drinks (child care provided, no driving) and have fun, but now I guess I'll have to scale back!

Strangely, I'm feeling awesome. I have a crazy amount of energy, I feel cheerful and motivated, my boobs do not hurt, nursing is still going great, apparantly pregnancy is the preferred state for my body! Has anyone else here had experience with tandem nursing? I can't remember! (sorry) I want to nurse Eva as long as possible/natural for us, I feel like she's still so young.
Ok, anyway! Guess I'm chatty too!
post #211 of 287
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xiola - this may open you to new opportunties, but I know it's hard to get cut off like that. I've been fired plenty! Hang in there, mama and let us know if we can help.

kris - Wish I could beam myself there - why haven't we mastered time travel yet?

Good news here is that dh caught the offending critter last night. No more raccoon feasting on our birds. It was a smart one and knew our patterns pretty well. It's been a week since this started and it outsmarted every trap. Dh stayed up last night waiting for it, and I say halleluiah to ye olde shotgun. Our little homestead here breathed a great sigh of relief today, whew.

In cute baby news, my friend brought her two kids over today and Scarlet was trying to kiss her babe (7mo, Marcella). So sweet. It was a strange thing to be with my college friend of 20 years, nursing our babies together, when I think of all the crazy times we had together.
wish you could too
glad you got that racoon!! that's a relief! we haven't had anymore attacks from whatever was getting our birds...but did i mention it got our kittens?? i think i did.

i love when they kiss! zenon just started doing it once and a while but kaylo was a huge kisser. if we said "be gentle" he thought it meant kiss. so he kissed everything!

had to laugh about that. my friends are starting to have babes too...hasn't been 20 years for me but it's still strange to be talking boobs, birth and babes with them all.the.time when that was the last thing on our minds back then. one of my friends from teenage days who i used to be wild with is having her 3rd this august and i'm trying to make it to her homebirth (in michigan.... it's the jen that keri met, xi) anyway--we longingly remember old times when we're deep in mothering and domesticity.

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Liam never really kissed either. But he became the most affectionate little boy ever! He kisses all the time now. Seriously, all the time. Yesterday when he left for daycare, he gave me the required 15 kisses and outside with dh he sighed and told him that he loves me too much (he confuses too much with a lot!).

And Romi is now starting to give us kisses... To be honest, I think she learnt it at daycare cause one day I was pointing at my nose, saying "nose!" and she was pointing at it, then I pointed at my mouth and said "mouth!" and she leaned in and kissed it. Very solemn like and serious. She doesn't give kisses for fun though, just when we point to our mouths
cute stories. i love that "i love her too much"...did he say that to dh while you were right there??
post #212 of 287
Oh ya- Kris's post reminded me of a few things I forgot. Maximom- I'm glad you got the big bad racoon! I know it's very upsetting down at the farm when coyotes get into their birds.
also- Eva loves to kiss and sooo gently touch other babies too- she's very fascinated with them!
I can just see this softer side in her- she's always kissing and hugging and petting the cat, she loves dolls and stuffed animals, babies, other kids, she's very...affectionate. Axel was NOT like that. Even now he couldn't care less about animals.
And doudat- Liam sounds soo sweet!! Awww...I wish my boy was that lovey- he has his moments, but not like that!
post #213 of 287
Queen - congrats! That is very exciting!

ShyDaisi - Lizzie is not a kisser either. She will happily headbutt you as a sign of affection, but no kissing. Logan, on the other hand was a big time kisser, and still is. He is always trying to kiss baby sister as she runs away yelling nya!nya!nya! She doesn't even want to BE kissed.

She is a very unconventional baby! She refuses to talk, even though I know she can. It is a little frustrating. She has even stopped using most of her signs. She is just so strong willed. My first was the complete opposite, he was a pleaser.
post #214 of 287
Btw Queen - the paintings on your blog are BEAUTIFUL! What an interesting project!
post #215 of 287
Maximom- I'm happy your yard will be safer now. I really never knew raccoons were killers! I thought they were mainly scavengers. They sort through our compost to take what they like and leave other things in a neat little pile. I always love how they wash their hands and food. I'm sad to think of them washing up before killing your poor little birds. We have one living in our garage and now I don't trust it one bit.

Kissing is one thing Ion definitely understands. He gives nice kisses if we ask and he's happy with us. If he's not happy with us he'll shake his head no. Sometimes he'll fake us out and turn away when he's just about to kiss and then laugh hysterically.

Yesterday Ion's friend came over and they were so stinking cute. They went off a little ways and had a gigglefest while putting their foreheads together. It was like they were teenagers in puppy love They argue about stuff and chase each other around and love to get pulled around in the wagon together. It's like they're a teeny tiny couple. I really want to take their friendship seriously but the adorableness is unreal.
post #216 of 287
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Tabrizia- the book the LLL leader recommended was Good Nights by Dr. Jay Gordon. He describes a 10 day method of 'sleep training', which sounded very reasonable. I think someone here has already mentioned it, maybe doudat? It's funny, because since Wed Eva hasn't woken up!
I my LLL group another book that a lot of mothers found helpful for night weaning was the "No Cry Sleep Solution"... it is LLL endorsed. I haven't read it myself but you might want to take a look at it along with the Dr. Gordon book.
post #217 of 287
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Maximom- I'm happy your yard will be safer now. I really never knew raccoons were killers! I thought they were mainly scavengers. They sort through our compost to take what they like and leave other things in a neat little pile. I always love how they wash their hands and food. I'm sad to think of them washing up before killing your poor little birds. We have one living in our garage and now I don't trust it one bit.

Kissing is one thing Ion definitely understands. He gives nice kisses if we ask and he's happy with us. If he's not happy with us he'll shake his head no. Sometimes he'll fake us out and turn away when he's just about to kiss and then laugh hysterically.

Yesterday Ion's friend came over and they were so stinking cute. They went off a little ways and had a gigglefest while putting their foreheads together. It was like they were teenagers in puppy love They argue about stuff and chase each other around and love to get pulled around in the wagon together. It's like they're a teeny tiny couple. I really want to take their friendship seriously but the adorableness is unreal.
Yeah, raccoons may look cute, but they are not nice critters. Our poor turkey were pulled out through the chicken wire and the slats of the bottom of the pen - awful. You might want to call animal services and see if they'll come out and take it away.

I love the baby love, too. So sweet. The instant recognition as another babe is amazing.
post #218 of 287
DD kissess everyone good morning and has to give DH a kiss and hug every morning and as soon as he comes home from work. it is so sweet. she is a good kisser too. no open mouth, although she has started sticking her tongue out when she kisses.
post #219 of 287
If Arlo sees anyone kissing, he has to get in on the action. And once he's kissed one person, he makes the rounds. It's pretty cute. I don't remember if Finn was a kisser at that age, but he's like Liam now. Full of kisses and tells me at least ten times a day "Oh mommy, I wuv you so much." It melts my heart!

And Queen, I tandem nursed solidly for 6 months and then Finn still nursed occasionally until I put my foot down for realz about 2 months ago. I wouldn't do it again myself, but that's just me. Our nursing relationship was a real power struggle even before Arlo was born, because Finn just cannot accept limits. If he would have been fine with hearing "no" every now and then it would have been fine.
post #220 of 287
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Maximom: Your post about Scarlet kissing the babe reminded me about a question I have been meaning to ask everyone....Does anyone's babe NOT kiss? Micah will only *occasionally* hug and he has to be in the mood for it...but doesn't really kiss. I was just wondering if anyone else has a child like this....Do you think it could be I don't kiss him enough? We have a lot of bad days, but I really thought I was giving him a lot of affection...I'm just worried I guess. It is really hard doing this on my own.

Oh, and I am having to find someone else to watch Micah for the first half of my workshift, and I am very nervous. He has never been without either me, my mom or my dad. However, he is becoming too much of a handful for them to watch at their business. It was difficult before, but now that he is walking...: I have found someone that I think I am going to go with. She doesn't do everything the way that I would, but she is willing to do CDing and work with a little bit of signing (I just have to show her).

Caroline doesn't kiss at all yet, She does hug , and she hugs me and pats my back and says awww baby it is so sweet and cute!!! but she doesn't kiss... i think all my kids did this not kissing thing lol but i can't remember for sure i know at least one of them did this LOL it alll blends together !

I hope the new sitter works out!



hanno- sorry about dh i hope everything works out for the best! when my dh was laid off ( more then 5 yrs ago) it actually opened up so much better stuff for us all though it was very scary as we had 2 small kids AND a baby on the way at the time! but for us it allowed us to move to the same town as his son lived in and he got a better job which in the long run lead to an even better job lol
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