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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, that must be so devastating... poor little baby.
post #22 of 124
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I posted this in Family Bed & Nighttime Parenting a few days ago:


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.
Ds used to do this, maybe she's going through a growth spurt. Hope it gets better soon, it is exhausting.

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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!)
Hope it all went well!

Looks like a great trip. How did everyone do on the train?

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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.
So sad. How awful for her.
post #23 of 124
Anyone else just pooped out by 3 or 4 in the afternoon? I just had to take a little snooze on the couch with eyes closed and ears open. Maybe that's why the Brits have tea time at 4, a little pick me up. Maybe I'll make an iced coffee, yum. Max and Scarlet are having a sweet moment playing together.

I finally uploaded some pics last night, although I realized I didn't take any photos last month, I need to get the camera out again! Here the are.
post #24 of 124
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Originally Posted by krismarie View Post
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.
How horrible, having a baby drown is one of my worst nightmares.



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Anyone else just pooped out by 3 or 4 in the afternoon? I just had to take a little snooze on the couch with eyes closed and ears open. Maybe that's why the Brits have tea time at 4, a little pick me up. Maybe I'll make an iced coffee, yum. Max and Scarlet are having a sweet moment playing together.

I finally uploaded some pics last night, although I realized I didn't take any photos last month, I need to get the camera out again! Here the are.
I am exhausted by then, but normally don't get to nap till DH gets home around 5, though if Desmond is still down at 2pm, sometimes I nap for an hour with him instead. Though to be fair, I know why I'm tired, first trimester growing a new person and all.

Cute pictures. I just updated my blog earlier this week and have some new Desmond pictures up as well.

In other news, Desmond has decided he won't nurse down for bed, so I now nurse him for 15 minutes or so at night and then DH lays with him for another 15 till he is out. This is going to make Atlanta fun, since DH is not coming with us, I figure if worse comes to worse I will make my Mom lie down with him.

Not much else going on here, DH and my 7th anniversary is Tuesday, my in-laws are going to babysit and we're either going out to dinner or a movie, we haven't decided yet, should be nice though, since Desmond has started to become a terror if he has to sit for more then 30 or 40 minutes at a time.
post #25 of 124
Sophie had 2 pony rides last week. She is so cute when you ask her what the horsie says: neeeeeeeee!!!!

And she is starting to really love books. She can say book and brings them up. One night she woke up and dh couldn't get her back to sleep. So I grabbed her favorite "Good Night Moon" and read it to her. It was dark (thank goodness for memorization!) so I'm not sure she could even see the pictures, but it did get her mind settled to go back to sleep.

We are suppose to be trying to get her off the bottle. Every night I wimp out. Last night I was going to do it, but my ragweed allergies kicked in and I went to bed leaving it up to DH. Tonight is the night!
post #26 of 124
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Originally Posted by MaxiMom View Post
Anyone else just pooped out by 3 or 4 in the afternoon? I just had to take a little snooze on the couch with eyes closed and ears open. Maybe that's why the Brits have tea time at 4, a little pick me up. Maybe I'll make an iced coffee, yum. Max and Scarlet are having a sweet moment playing together.

I finally uploaded some pics last night, although I realized I didn't take any photos last month, I need to get the camera out again! Here the are.
man, i've been exhausted lately.
cute pictures! nice car and i love the one of max standing out of the window...kaylo always does that.

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Originally Posted by tabrizia View Post

Cute pictures. I just updated my blog earlier this week and have some new Desmond pictures up as well.

In other news, Desmond has decided he won't nurse down for bed, so I now nurse him for 15 minutes or so at night and then DH lays with him for another 15 till he is out. This is going to make Atlanta fun, since DH is not coming with us, I figure if worse comes to worse I will make my Mom lie down with him.

Not much else going on here, DH and my 7th anniversary is Tuesday, my in-laws are going to babysit and we're either going out to dinner or a movie, we haven't decided yet, should be nice though, since Desmond has started to become a terror if he has to sit for more then 30 or 40 minutes at a time.
hey, that's not a bad thing--not nursing to sleep.

happy anniversary! sounds like a nice night out! have fun.

oh and i just checked out your blog a couple of days ago...i love the chocolate face pictures.

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Sophie had 2 pony rides last week. She is so cute when you ask her what the horsie says: neeeeeeeee!!!!

And she is starting to really love books. She can say book and brings them up. One night she woke up and dh couldn't get her back to sleep. So I grabbed her favorite "Good Night Moon" and read it to her. It was dark (thank goodness for memorization!) so I'm not sure she could even see the pictures, but it did get her mind settled to go back to sleep.

We are suppose to be trying to get her off the bottle. Every night I wimp out. Last night I was going to do it, but my ragweed allergies kicked in and I went to bed leaving it up to DH. Tonight is the night!
that's neat that she loves books so much. zenon can't sit still through one yet.
post #27 of 124
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Originally Posted by MizLiz View Post
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!



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?
We've been camping a few times, and it's great, but I don't think I would do it alone. Someone mentioned bringing prepared meals, that would definitely make things easier!

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Originally Posted by krismarie View Post
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.
That is so awful That poor family, they are in my thoughts...

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Originally Posted by MaxiMom View Post
Anyone else just pooped out by 3 or 4 in the afternoon? I just had to take a little snooze on the couch with eyes closed and ears open. Maybe that's why the Brits have tea time at 4, a little pick me up. Maybe I'll make an iced coffee, yum. Max and Scarlet are having a sweet moment playing together.

I finally uploaded some pics last night, although I realized I didn't take any photos last month, I need to get the camera out again! Here the are.
I have been so exhausted by 3pm, I've thought about taking a pg test!! But that is not likely the case (I think you need to dtd to get knocked up) so I think it's just because our nights still suck.: And now that Arlo is getting all four molars and I can see his eye teeth are starting to come too, it's been awful. He wakes so often and needs to be latched on constantly.

Off to check out everyone's pics now and to sub! I keep forgetting it's August already.
post #28 of 124
Cute pictures Tabrizia, Maximom and Ultimate!! I love seeing pictures of our toddlers, it's so nice to be able to witness their evolution.

Romi likes books too. She likes to control it though, and often has it upside down and refuses to flip it around!

Tired: add me to the 3pm tired club... And I'm definitely not pregnant.
post #29 of 124
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Romi likes books too. She likes to control it though, and often has it upside down and refuses to flip it around!
Ronan is like this, too, but we've never read one of his books the same way twice. We make up the words. May not be the greatest for letter identification, but we're too easily bored by the actual text.

I know it won't work when he's older, so we're enjoying our creativity now.
post #30 of 124
I have to show you guys this pic
http://photos.l3.facebook.com/photos...19554_8136.jpg
post #31 of 124
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CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!!!

: : : these are just for Sophie, who is laughing at this little guy.

Just wait until they all get really into books. Sophie has been a book lover for months and months and we spend hours every day reading Green Eggs and Ham and all our Barefoot books and library books (I had to get board books from the library just to mix it up for my sake!). Whew! My new mama friend asked me how I fill the time (she's leaving her job to sahm full time) and I thought for a sec and then laughed when I realized I read all day long... right now Soph is headed to the book shelf going "booka booka" so I bet I'm going to be called into service soon... I have all these books memorized, it's so funny. I used to have swaths of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet and Lord of the Flies memorized, from teaching them over and over all day... now it's But Not the Hippopotamus

krismarie, I am definitely saying a prayer for that family.

That's awesome about Ronan napping alone! We are still trying to get to that place. We're focused more on napping earlier so she's not up until 10:30, ugh. So today I got her asleep before 1 (yay!) and yet she insisted on napping til 4! She's teething really hard and I bet she was just as worn out from that lousy night last night as I was. Oh well!

I feel I'm finally getting a good routine with her at THIS age for getting housework done. I used to clean so much when she would want to just be worn along for the ride, but lately it's been harder. We are finding new rhythms and habits now finally, I think. And while she hates for me to be in the kitchen, she allows me to sit and read on the couch a lot, which is nice I just really had this vision of a life-centered life instead of SUPER child-oriented (per continuum concept) and yet I LOVE just hanging out watching her play, too
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Abby loved that picture and got mad at me when I finally closed it!
post #33 of 124
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Just wait until they all get really into books. Sophie has been a book lover for months and months and we spend hours every day reading Green Eggs and Ham and all our Barefoot books and library books (I had to get board books from the library just to mix it up for my sake!). Whew! My new mama friend asked me how I fill the time (she's leaving her job to sahm full time) and I thought for a sec and then laughed when I realized I read all day long... right now Soph is headed to the book shelf going "booka booka" so I bet I'm going to be called into service soon... I have all these books memorized, it's so funny. I used to have swaths of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet and Lord of the Flies memorized, from teaching them over and over all day... now it's But Not the Hippopotamus
A hog and a Frog cavort in the bog, but not the hippopotamus. A cat and two rats are trying on hats, but not the hippopotamus. A moose and a goose together have juice, but not the hippopotamus. A bear and a hare have been to the fair, but not the hippopotamus. Now the hog and the frog hurry out for a jog, with the cat and the rats in the new running hats, while the moose and the bear and the goose and the hare are doing their best to keep up with the rest, but not the hippopotamus. Then the animal pack comes scurrying back saying hey come join the lot of us. And she just doesn't know, should she stay? Should she go? But yet the hippopotamus, but not the armadillo.

I may have read that book just a few too many times... It is one of Desmond's favorites too, he just brings me books all the time and makes me read them over and over and over again, I've taken to hiding certain books when I really don't want to read them for the 45th time that day.
post #34 of 124
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Originally Posted by tabrizia View Post
Though to be fair, I know why I'm tired, first trimester growing a new person and all.


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man, i've been exhausted lately.
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I have been so exhausted by 3pm, I've thought about taking a pg test!! But that is not likely the case (I think you need to dtd to get knocked up) so I think it's just because our nights still suck.: And now that Arlo is getting all four molars and I can see his eye teeth are starting to come too, it's been awful. He wakes so often and needs to be latched on constantly.

Off to check out everyone's pics now and to sub! I keep forgetting it's August already.
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Tired: add me to the 3pm tired club... And I'm definitely not pregnant.
That iced coffee the other day really helped, btw.

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I love it!


Gotta go, my other toddler is not listening again! : Time for bed!!!!
post #35 of 124
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I've taken to hiding certain books when I really don't want to read them for the 45th time that day.
BTDT and still do. Abby is happy with most any book, but Ari has her favorites, which are not always my favorites. Plus, she can read well enough now that I can't paraphrase long books - she corrects me so we have some books that will disappear until she can read them on her own
post #36 of 124
I know I no longer post on this thread, but I wanted to share with you all that Wildthing & I met up yesterday & I caught the most adorable picture of our girls, and just had to share with you Mama's. Abbygail is on the right. Enjoy!!!
Hope everyone is doing well!!! debstmomy & wildthings 4/07 girls!!!
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I know I no longer post on this thread, but I wanted to share with you all that Wildthing & I met up yesterday & I caught the most adorable picture of our girls, and just had to share with you Mama's. Abbygail is on the right. Enjoy!!!
Hope everyone is doing well!!! debstmomy & wildthings 4/07 girls!!!
CUTE picture! They look like twins!
post #38 of 124
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I know I no longer post on this thread, but I wanted to share with you all that Wildthing & I met up yesterday & I caught the most adorable picture of our girls, and just had to share with you Mama's. Abbygail is on the right. Enjoy!!!
Hope everyone is doing well!!! debstmomy & wildthings 4/07 girls!!!
OMG! that is such a cute picture! The only April 07 babies Abby has met are Desmond and Quinn, and they were both months ago. She is more interested in other babies now. I should get my body in gear and go see people... but we are packing/moving now and I have been job interviewing when I get a chance
post #39 of 124
hey everyone!

Kris- soooo sad, I am definitely saying a prayer for your friend and her family.

Sleeping- not too bad, Johnny nurses to sleep around 9, I put him in his bed, he wakes around 11-12, nurses, I put him in his bed, he wakes around 5am, nurses and stays in bed with us...then he usually sleeps until I get him out of bed to take him to daycare (sometimes sleep through that lol).

Teeth- he is cutting his 2nd set of molars right now..ouchies!!! so he has quite a little mouthful...lol...hyland's are "snacks" lol

Ok, so, I really need to post some pics, but, have had no time to upload them (seriously, I'm lucky to get online once a day). But we'll do a verbal update

I went back to work FT hours ("PT" position lol) because we just weren't making it on DH's income, I found a REALLY nice home daycare for Johnny though...he loves it, he cries when we leave lol. She's seriously really great though she wears him, rocks him to sleep, is totally cool with CDing (her son is in PF's so she can handle anything lol). It really is going very well (though of course I'd rather be home).

Johnny has totally weaned off the bottle as of like 2wks ago (all on his own...he just started refusing it), so, I never have to pump for him again! YAY!! He still nurses TONS when he's with me.

He's EVERYWHERE LOL!!! He's picking up a lot of words in English and a few in Spanish, and some sign language (from his DCP). He's totally animal obsessed lol...he especially loves cows (I think because he went to a dairy farm recently and the calves were sucking on his hand...sooo cute!!!)

I think the PPD is finally stable--I almost increased my meds in the beginning of June when I started working FT again, but held off, and I feel pretty good again...so I'm thinking next week I might even be able to decrease slightly! YAY!

We have been TTC #2 for a few months now with no luck (not preventing--since Johnny's birth lol) I think it might be how much he's BF (even though my cycles are pretty regular)...so I guess it's just a waiting game...but, it's so hard not to be jealous of the people I know who are pregnant, especially my SIL who has a baby younger than Johnny and "didn't want" the baby she's 5mos pregnant with. Oh well...some day, right?

Hmm..and I'm trying to get back into school...I'm almost done!!!!!!! YAY!!!!

Ok, Johnny's nursed to sleep, I better put him down so I can make DH some dinner.

I think maybe I can keep up with this thread now...it looks a little slower lol!!!
post #40 of 124
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A hog and a Frog cavort in the bog, but not the hippopotamus. A cat and two rats are trying on hats, but not the hippopotamus. A moose and a goose together have juice, but not the hippopotamus. A bear and a hare have been to the fair, but not the hippopotamus. Now the hog and the frog hurry out for a jog, with the cat and the rats in the new running hats, while the moose and the bear and the goose and the hare are doing their best to keep up with the rest, but not the hippopotamus. Then the animal pack comes scurrying back saying hey come join the lot of us. And she just doesn't know, should she stay? Should she go? But yet the hippopotamus, but not the armadillo.

I may have read that book just a few too many times... It is one of Desmond's favorites too, he just brings me books all the time and makes me read them over and over and over again, I've taken to hiding certain books when I really don't want to read them for the 45th time that day.


I try to hide them too but she often finds them or asks for them by name and gets all anxious

I am so glad to know I'm not alone on hippo duty!!!


UGH, I was editing right after posting this and then I accidentally shut the tab and lost it all. Anyways, check my blog for cute pics since I copied them in and then lost them, blah!

At least I'm caught up on reading the thread! Hope everyone has a happy weekend!
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