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post #1 of 124
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I didn't see a thread started yet... Probably because we are all either chasing our little ones or at their beck and call!

We are packing. It isn't fun. Abby is into everything. Her favorite pastime is to untape taped boxes. Then when I stop her, she runs over to mess up whatever it was I was doing before I left to stop her.

And I still think she is teething.
post #2 of 124
Scarlet is a pickle today! Mommyeee, mommyeee, mommyeee is all I hear today. It must be teething, it just isn't like her to be so clingy.
post #3 of 124
i have an annoying teether too...everytime i sit down, he wants to nurse! : that's not like him either.

packing sounds yucky--especially with a little one setting you back. i bet zenon would just unload everything that i load.
post #4 of 124
We're finally teething again here, too! These babies all log on in the middle of the night to coordinate milestones and teething I guess!

Sophie napped for over three hours this afternoon. That's what I get for her actually being asleep by 9pm last night, I guess! She's been really picky in her high chair today and yesterday, but now she's gleefully eating frozen corn off the computer table!
post #5 of 124
I think Romi is teething too, so add me to the club!! But ever since I gave up on reducing night feedings, I've had a better time. She'll nurse 2-3 times a night still, but it's better than letting her shriek in Nico's arms for 30 minutes..

We rode our bikes to this cool park earlier this evening and she was adorable!! She was on my bike and saying "papa" over and over and when Nico would ride up besides me, she'd point at him and shriek "papaaaaa!!!" and would giggle. It was so adorable.
post #6 of 124

I'll sleep when I'm dead...

I posted this in Family Bed & Nighttime Parenting a few days ago:

Bedtime is great but then she's UP for hours!
Just look at what time I am posting this! [It was 3:12 a.m.]

DD goes to sleep easily and pretty quickly by me nursing her to sleep. She will sleep alone for about 3 hours, but then she either wakes up to nurse and then goes back to sleep or she is awake then. If she does nurse back to sleep, at her next waking (another hour or so later), she wants to be up. She will not nurse or otherwise be soothed to sleep.

She often is hungry, but even after I feed her, she still wants to be up, often for 2-4 hours. I try keeping lights and stimulation low, but it really doesn't matter.

Last night she woke up around the time we came to bed (she goes to sleep on her mattress on our bedroom floor and comes to our bed at some point during the night) which was around 10:30. She would not go back to sleep so I brought her downstairs. We were up until nearly 3, which means I didn't get to sleep for the night until then. Then she was up around 8. Napped for about 15 minutes in the car in the afternoon.

Tonight she went to bed at 7:30, slept until 11 or so (which was great, except I didn't fall asleep until after 10). I nursed her back to sleep and then she woke up at 2. Now here we are an hour later. She is laying next to me on the floor, playing with some toys. She doesn't seem the least bit sleepy and I don't know when she will.

*sigh*

She is 15 months, but (physically) developmentally is about 6 months so she can't sit up or crawl. I want to sleep. I don't know why she must be up for so long in the night. I don't know of any way to get her to want to stay in bed. She will not play on her mattress alone while I sleep. I have to be with her at all times and I can't sleep on the floor, so I just lay there getting more and more frustrated and upset.

I have an 8 y.o. who was a terrible sleeper, but now sleeps like the dead. I know this will pass. But DS was never up for hours like this in the night. I just don't know what is up with this and how to make it stop! She eats dinner before bedtime so she's full enough, and like I said, does great for the first part of the night. But I just can't stand this middle of the night business!


So that's what we have been up to. : Actually, P went to sleep two nights ago without nursing and without me. DH just rocked her until she went to sleep and put her down.
post #7 of 124
No teething here! (crossed fingers) I'll happily avoid that club for awhile.

Tomorrow my brother is getting married. There are 5 kids under 4 in the wedding- which is outside on a rock cliff- so it should be interesting. Evangeline and her cousin 5 mos older are flower girls, and they are wearing glorified, halter-style tutus. It's hilarious. Axel is a ring bearer. It's going to be fun and stressful.

Hopefully tonight is good! (for everyone!)
post #8 of 124
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Originally Posted by CorbinsMama View Post
I posted this in Family Bed & Nighttime Parenting a few days ago:

Bedtime is great but then she's UP for hours!
Just look at what time I am posting this! [It was 3:12 a.m.]

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Oh mama- hugs! that must be so hard on you! how long has she been at this?
I don't really have much to offer- except I would be a wreck if I was you. Can you put her down any later? Evangeline doesn't really go down until 9 or 10. It might get a couple more hours in??? I hope you get some rest soon!
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Originally Posted by Queen of my Castle View Post
Oh mama- hugs! that must be so hard on you! how long has she been at this?
I don't really have much to offer- except I would be a wreck if I was you. Can you put her down any later? Evangeline doesn't really go down until 9 or 10. It might get a couple more hours in??? I hope you get some rest soon!
Thanks, Queen. I am a bit of a wreck, actually. I am exhausted, but when I go to bed I can't sleep because 1) I feel pressure to get to sleep immediately so I can get some sleep in before she wakes up (which, of course, has the opposite effect), and 2) I am anticipating her waking up. The only thing that keeps me going is that my thyroid med dosage is too high right now, so it keeps me functioning. Otherwise, I would be a bigger mess than I am. Unfortunately what time she goes to bed doesn't seem to matter.

She has been at this for going on 2 weeks now. Thank goodness I don't work outside the home and thank goodness DS is old enough to take care of himself so I can sleep in (when DD allows me to).

I just looked at the time and realized that I should get to bed. She will be up before too long. Nitey-nite.
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Hi everyone!! its August! Caroline just turned 15 months old! she has all her teeth, some aren't all the way threw but they are all there! she is still saying same old words not much new. she has her check up next week, i can't wait to see how tall she is! i think she is 21 lbs. she gets IN TO EVERYTHING! i knew they did her being my 4th but DANG , how quickly we forget what havoc a itty bitty tiny weenie toddler can cause! she Can open the front screen door and go out! she does this and say BYEEE as she goes!! i can't leave the door open anymore!! she can open my dresser drawers and loves to put on my underwear or tank tops!


ok now for pics from our trip to disney! we had a ton of fun!
train station
banana on the train
sleeping on the train
in a line
hot and tired in the ergo
wanting to get down and walk away
we actually used the play pen! lol it was a life saver in the villa!
the whole family
rainforest cafe
Caroline loved the its a small world ride!
sleeping
post #11 of 124
Ronan's still working on those molars and canines. I think I feel one point in the upper right. Oy.

But the awesome news is this: I've managed to sneak away during the last two naps! Ronan has only slept decently while accompanied--since birth. Last night, I didn't really want him to nap at 5:30pm (he drifted off before dinner), so I got up to do some party prep. He slept until 7!! And he woke up happy, not angry and betrayed--which is how he's always reacted after awakening and finding himself alone.

Today, I crept off after he'd napped for an hour (I had more party stuff to do). He slept for another hour! :

I usually use his naptimes to surf online, but it's good to know I can go do laundry or work in the kitchen. It's not been a hardship, but it's nice to have more options, y'know?
post #12 of 124
man, i sounded a bit harsh about zenon teething earlier... it was such a frustrating day since he's normally very independent

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Originally Posted by St. Margaret View Post
We're finally teething again here, too! These babies all log on in the middle of the night to coordinate milestones and teething I guess!

Sophie napped for over three hours this afternoon. That's what I get for her actually being asleep by 9pm last night, I guess! She's been really picky in her high chair today and yesterday, but now she's gleefully eating frozen corn off the computer table!
i love long naps every now and then--zenon took a long one today.

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Originally Posted by doudat View Post
I think Romi is teething too, so add me to the club!! But ever since I gave up on reducing night feedings, I've had a better time. She'll nurse 2-3 times a night still, but it's better than letting her shriek in Nico's arms for 30 minutes..

We rode our bikes to this cool park earlier this evening and she was adorable!! She was on my bike and saying "papa" over and over and when Nico would ride up besides me, she'd point at him and shriek "papaaaaa!!!" and would giggle. It was so adorable.
cute! i love when they say papa...zenon only says daaaaa even though adam is papa. she sounds so sweet.

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Originally Posted by CorbinsMama View Post
I posted this in Family Bed & Nighttime Parenting a few days ago:
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Bedtime is great but then she's UP for hours!
Just look at what time I am posting this! [It was 3:12 a.m.]
big big oh mama--that sounds rough!

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Originally Posted by Queen of my Castle View Post
No teething here! (crossed fingers) I'll happily avoid that club for awhile.

Tomorrow my brother is getting married. There are 5 kids under 4 in the wedding- which is outside on a rock cliff- so it should be interesting. Evangeline and her cousin 5 mos older are flower girls, and they are wearing glorified, halter-style tutus. It's hilarious. Axel is a ring bearer. It's going to be fun and stressful.

Hopefully tonight is good! (for everyone!)
that sounds like fun (minus the rock cliff!) i bet all the kids will look adorable!! picture pictures ! have fun!


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Originally Posted by UltimateSerj View Post
Hi everyone!! its August! Caroline just turned 15 months old! she has all her teeth, some aren't all the way threw but they are all there! she is still saying same old words not much new. she has her check up next week, i can't wait to see how tall she is! i think she is 21 lbs. she gets IN TO EVERYTHING! i knew they did her being my 4th but DANG , how quickly we forget what havoc a itty bitty tiny weenie toddler can cause! she Can open the front screen door and go out! she does this and say BYEEE as she goes!! i can't leave the door open anymore!! she can open my dresser drawers and loves to put on my underwear or tank tops!


ok now for pics from our trip to disney! we had a ton of fun!
train station
banana on the train
sleeping on the train
in a line
hot and tired in the ergo
wanting to get down and walk away
we actually used the play pen! lol it was a life saver in the villa!
the whole family
rainforest cafe
Caroline loved the its a small world ride!
sleeping
hehe--that's funny that she goes out and says byeee! zenon will grab something (like a lunchbox) and turn and wave and say bye. but he can't get the door open (though he'd like to).

great pictures! i love what a little person she looks like on the train seat eating a banana. and the bending to get down... and the family one is great!

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Originally Posted by jocelyndale View Post
Ronan's still working on those molars and canines. I think I feel one point in the upper right. Oy.

But the awesome news is this: I've managed to sneak away during the last two naps! Ronan has only slept decently while accompanied--since birth. Last night, I didn't really want him to nap at 5:30pm (he drifted off before dinner), so I got up to do some party prep. He slept until 7!! And he woke up happy, not angry and betrayed--which is how he's always reacted after awakening and finding himself alone.

Today, I crept off after he'd napped for an hour (I had more party stuff to do). He slept for another hour! :

I usually use his naptimes to surf online, but it's good to know I can go do laundry or work in the kitchen. It's not been a hardship, but it's nice to have more options, y'know?
wow, that's wonderful! a huge break for you (haha--to do work, right??) but that's hard if you've always had to lay with him!
post #13 of 124
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Originally Posted by CorbinsMama View Post
Thanks, Queen. I am a bit of a wreck, actually. I am exhausted, but when I go to bed I can't sleep because 1) I feel pressure to get to sleep immediately so I can get some sleep in before she wakes up (which, of course, has the opposite effect), and 2) I am anticipating her waking up. The only thing that keeps me going is that my thyroid med dosage is too high right now, so it keeps me functioning. Otherwise, I would be a bigger mess than I am. Unfortunately what time she goes to bed doesn't seem to matter.

She has been at this for going on 2 weeks now. Thank goodness I don't work outside the home and thank goodness DS is old enough to take care of himself so I can sleep in (when DD allows me to).

I just looked at the time and realized that I should get to bed. She will be up before too long. Nitey-nite.
This is really hard... my dd1 did this a few times a week until she was more physically active and then she started to sleep more soundly. Chloe also does this 1 or 2 times a week, but she's really active so I don't know what to do do about her, other than just hope that it ends soon. When she gets up it's usually from about 3 to 5 in the morning. Thank goodness we homeschool, cause I don't know how I'd handle the night shift with the baby and then get up and get my other kids to school.

Hang in there! This will end eventually!

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Originally Posted by UltimateSerj View Post
Hi everyone!! its August! Caroline just turned 15 months old! she has all her teeth, some aren't all the way threw but they are all there!
Wow! Chloe has been stuck at just 6 teeth for months now. She seems to be teething a lot of the time but it isn't amounting to much. She'll probably get a whole fleet of teeth at once.


So has anyone tried camping with their LOs? We usually go every summer (late when it is less buggy), but my dh can't because of work, and I'm frankly terrified of trying to get a tent, fire and cooking going with an octopus toddler and no husband around... I think we'll wait until next year. Any brave mamas who've tried camping with toddlers?
post #14 of 124
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I camped with DD1 when she toddled. It wasn't easy, but it worked. Pick a really slooow campground, so you don't have to worry so much about cars. Maybe try to bring/borrow a playyard? We have one of those huge Playyards. We put it around the tv/ect when she learned how to push all of the buttons.. I think bring it camping would be a lifesaver. Could your older two be on baby duty? I know Ari (5.5) is very good at watching Abby and yelling for me if I need to get her.

The other thing I would do would be to fully prepare meals for cooking. My Mom always makes a stew, and it is feasible to have everything put together and ready to cook it. If you have camping mama friends IRL, you can go together and share the cooking and baby watching.
post #15 of 124
We went camping with Ronan a month ago It was awesome! I'm not sure I'd do it without another set of hands, though!
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so sad, mamas. i just heard today that a friend (k) from hs (haven't really talked to much since then) lost her little dd yesterday... she drowned. i guess k just recently had a baby, a little ds who isn't very old. her dd was not quite 2. so very sad. i've been on the verge of tears all night at work.

say a little prayer for them.
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so sad, mamas. i just heard today that a friend (k) from hs (haven't really talked to much since then) lost her little dd yesterday... she drowned. i guess k just recently had a baby, a little ds who isn't very old. her dd was not quite 2. so very sad. i've been on the verge of tears all night at work.

say a little prayer for them.
Oh, wow...that is so sad! : I will be thinking of your friend and her family. I can't even imagine. It makes me feel grateful for what I have. Especially on days when Micah is a handful.
post #18 of 124
That is terrible.
post #19 of 124
Oh wow. How terrible. She and her family will be in our thoughts. I can't begin to imagine how horrible that must be...
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