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post #201 of 407
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Giving us a gentle little bump

Anyone...anything....?

I just don't want our tribe to get lost in the holiday rush
post #202 of 407
We are getting ready to go on vacation to Florida My whole family will be there! This is the first time in 15 years that I have celebrated Christmas with MY family

Hope everyone is doing great!
post #203 of 407
Have a good trip Jezzi I live in Florida!

AFM, I've just been busy with the holidays and stuff. Kevin's 3rd birthday is on Sunday so I am trying to get the party (lunch at our favorite restaurant) arranged. Other than that, now much is new. I am on day 4 of a 5 day clomid stint. Hopefully that will help get me pregnant for Christmas!
post #204 of 407
Been a mad rush here, but it's to a point where I can start really thinking about the holidays. Finals are over, so I just need to finish up and turn in grades for the quarter (due tomorrow; most of the work is done). And so is the Children's Christmas pageant at church, for which I selected music, made a rehearsal tape, and accompanied. Every year, I swear I'll stay out of it, then the result is so magical that I know I'll do it again next year.

Clara's birthday is Friday, so that's the next thing. We're not doing a big party--just cake and presents after dinner with her best friend + family, a couple we're all close to, and (as of last night) my bil, sil, and dh's aunt. If they make it--dh's aunt is elderly and if she's having a bad day, they may not want to make the trip, about 4 hours by car; less if the weather is good enough for flying. But even the prospect of it means that we have to unearth all the guest beds.

Today, dd (hypothetically) and I will wrap and ship presents, for those family members who live in distant places. You know....all of them, except for the ones coming on Friday, who are, coincidentally, the hardest of all to shop for and therefore not gifted yet.
post #205 of 407
Enjoy your trip, Jezzy! I wish I was closer to Florida so we could meet up IRL.

this is shaping up to be a good, albeit strange, Christmas for all of us. The three of us "adults" (ds1 is technically still a minor, but just barely) have been very honest about what works, what doesn't work, what to keep, and what to let go of.

Santa never stopped coming to our house, he just evolved, and i think he can continue evolving instead of shrinking back down into the embryo he was when dd was ds2's age.

good luck, kbhlmh. still no news from me on the ttc front, which is just as well; my 44th birthday is coming up in February, my first conceived grandchild earned his/her wings last month, and i feel myself shifting gears in preparation for being the mom of a toddler and an appropriate (and not obtrusive) gramma for firstborn dgc in the not too distant future.

ds1 is partnered to a girl i like MUCH better than the young lady i was shopping for this time last year, who is now married.

that was a bit to wrap my mind around; ds isn't even seventeen yet! i'm so glad somebodty ELSE is the lucky groom and i feel much better about the new girlfriend.
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Not a lot to say today; winding down from the holidays. Dd had a wicked bad cold w/ fever for about a week; still isn't completely over it. Christmas Day was OK, though--her energy was coming back and she loved the presents.

Tomorrow, she starts a three day mini-camp--mornings only. I'd thought to use that time to deep clean the house--not!--but she announced yesterday that she wants me to stick around...we'll see how that goes.
post #207 of 407
41 and turning 42 in January here with a 3mos old and 7yr old!!!!
post #208 of 407
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41 and turning 42 in January here with a 3mos old and 7yr old!!!!
Welcome to MDC and congratulations!! :

I updated you to our front page post #1 of tribe members
post #209 of 407
I've had all three (four last night, counting dd's bf) kids under my roof for most of Christmas break and I'm in absolute heaven!

I didn't know they could make me this happy.

dd and I had a lot of heart-to-hearts this week about relatrionship issues (she's going through a few) and parts of her childhood th`at she understands now but didn't understand then.

ds1 is growing up nicely and introduced me to his new gf, who is a gem.

ds2 is morphing from infant to toddler.

I must be growing up too, because I don't want to change the world or show everybody who saidf I'd never amount to anything, i just want to keep living and watching these children grow and bloom and grow wings.

I also need to connect to other members of this tribe who have BOTH teens/adult kids and babies. I'll try to be better about following and post other updates than "How do I..." and "How did you solve this problem" type questions.
post #210 of 407
this is the first holiday season ds1 has been away from home. its sooo hard to cope with that. he's growing up and doing great though, so i cant ask for more...but man, i wish he was still little. lol!

the baby's first xmas was really low key. since we got hit with a huge ice storm and had no power for 9 days it took the fizzle out of the holidays at all. luckily we had a generator and all we couldnt do was cook on the oven or dry laundry..other than that we were all good and warm. still sucked though.

ds3 will be 3 on Thurs. oh where oh where does the time go??
post #211 of 407
The last part of the year is always busy for us with most of the kids birthdays falling in that time frame plus holidays. Now I am mom to a 14 yo boy, 12yo b oy ,9yo boy, 2yo girl and currently 5 months pregnant. We will hopefully find out the sex tuesday afternoon and final confirmation that everything is okay.
I never thought age would make a difference but I guess it does...well that and having alot of kids and homeschooling and having teens and preteens and toddlers and babies. Seems like I wear alot of different hats these days.
post #212 of 407
Hi everyone
Haven't been keeping up with this thread much, but I'll try to read through it all today.
We had a great holiday here, and we're getting ready to travel to see my parents on Tuesday. However, we're holding our breath a bit, because my father in law is very ill and not likely to make it home from the hospital. I'm hoping he can recover, and it would be great if he got to see our new little ds.
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post #214 of 407
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athansor - I hope your FIL got to come home from the hospital and that everything is ok with him. Keep us updated as I am keeping him in my thoughts and prayers.

Verygoddess - OK, so will babe be a boy or girl? : When is your EDD?

PassionateWriter - I hope the ice storm has passed and things are getting back to normal. Glad you were able to keep warm and cozy. Sometimes I wish I knew what an ice or snow storm was even like for that matter, but sadly I only know sunny days and summers as high as 116 degrees.

noordinaryspider - It sounds like you had an excellent Christmas. I'm so jealous...ours was cancelled because too many family members were horribly ill with the flu. Oh yeah, even the ones that apparently GOT the flu shot.

claras_mom - sorry to hear Dd was not feeling well on Christmas. : ( I'm glad she enjoyed her presents and by now she's probably back to her old self. What type of camp was it - a daycare camp? just curious

Jezzy - How was your FL trip? Didn't know if you posted since then. I'm sure the weather was nice and how wonderful to be with family during the holidays

kbhlmh - Wondering how did the Clomid work? : Do you know anything yet? I know you might have posted on the other over 40 TTC thread, but I just don't go there too much. I kinda feel out of place because I'm not doing any type of fertility stuff or temping and honestly don't even know that much about all of it. : just hoping for the natural route :


we'll be TTC again in mid-Mar. hopefully that'll give my DH enough time to at least cut back or get off his blood pressure meds. I've read that it can lower sperm count Since his stroke right after Thanksgiving he's already lost about 25 lbs and is eating much better, cutting out sodium and bad fats. We really all need to start a regular exercise program since this is beneficial for just about eveything

Happy New Year to Everyone!!!
post #215 of 407
Hi, I would love to join in on the thread - it is so exciting to see the title. I am 46 and have a 5 1/2 year old ds. I have had 4 miscarriages since his birth. We are contemplating adopting a slightly older but younger than our boy. We will see. I am loving this mothering journey - the fun and the difficulties. Well, in hindsight (the difficulties). I have a couple of friends around my age with little ones -and I sure appreciate them. Look forward to joining in with you all. Lesley
post #216 of 407
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athansor - I hope your FIL got to come home from the hospital and that everything is ok with him. Keep us updated as I am keeping him in my thoughts and prayers.
Good news to report! FIL has been doing exceptionally well. He regained consciousness, has been sitting up, eating solid food, and recognizing people. He just left the hospital and is back at a senior home in his hometown. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers!
post #217 of 407
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Good news to report! FIL has been doing exceptionally well. He regained consciousness, has been sitting up, eating solid food, and recognizing people. He just left the hospital and is back at a senior home in his hometown. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers!
: : :

That is especially wonderful news!!
post #218 of 407
hi, i saw this thread and would like to join in if i may. i'm 40 and mom to a DD who is 2.75 years old. also DH and i are very newly pregnant with baby #2 EDD september 2009. i'll try to catch up on however many pages of posts here, but wanted to join now so i save the page. thanks!
post #219 of 407
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Hi, I would love to join in on the thread - it is so exciting to see the title. I am 46 and have a 5 1/2 year old ds. I have had 4 miscarriages since his birth. We are contemplating adopting a slightly older but younger than our boy. We will see. I am loving this mothering journey - the fun and the difficulties. Well, in hindsight (the difficulties). I have a couple of friends around my age with little ones -and I sure appreciate them. Look forward to joining in with you all. Lesley
to our tribe Lesley

I added you to the front page of members and will send out a friend request to you now. So glad that you found us...:
post #220 of 407
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Originally Posted by ElliesMomma View Post
hi, i saw this thread and would like to join in if i may. i'm 40 and mom to a DD who is 2.75 years old. also DH and i are very newly pregnant with baby #2 EDD september 2009. i'll try to catch up on however many pages of posts here, but wanted to join now so i save the page. thanks!
ElliesMomma and Congratulations! : : :

I've also updated you on the front page and will send out a friend request soon. Are you already part of the Sept DDC?
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