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Sept. 07 Mama's - November!

post #1 of 280
Thread Starter 
I didn't see a new thread up yet so I figured I'd start one. Hard to believe that November is already here.

We did lots of grocery shopping today and are hopefully set for the rest of the month. Liam eats constantly so I feel like we never have enough food in the house. I got some maternity shirts today also and I'm much more comfortable. We were visited by lots of trick or treaters last night and Liam loved watching all the kids and waving bye bye, he ended up crashing around 11pm.

I love the pictures, Jeanine!
post #2 of 280
Here are some recent pics! (I have a few even sweet H'W pics coming, but not uploaded yet)

Faery baby
Family shot
I made this poncho
Babywearing group at the pumpkin patch



Chaya is walking.

We are nightweaning.

I am engorged

hope all are well. I think of you mama's often.

Jeanine ~ great pics!!
post #3 of 280
Thank you for starting the new thread Katie.

FaliciaGayle, your photos are so sweet! I am kicking myself for all I am not getting done! they are only babies once and I can do so amny things (though maybe not well) and I just can't find the time. Sorry, this turned ventish but I am a wee bit envious of the pumpkin hats I could have knit and the poncho I haven't made - Sorry.

If you are engorged you can pump to a point of comfort which could prevent other problems (mastitis and general discomfort to name a couple). If you want more info you can pm me or check out llli.org or kellymom.com

Linus has a cold so I am not wearing a black t-shirt today as they show snot so terribly. My house is neither clean nor disgusting. Not too much news here...
post #4 of 280
Thanks Mamajb
I often wonder how I'll get anything done if/when we have another baby. I can't imagine what it's like with FIVE! Be gentle with yourself

I woke up the other night soooooo engorged and uncomfortable that I did pump a bit - but since we are only trying to go from 1 am to 5 am w/o nursing (I'm trying to restore fertility) am I counter acting the whole thing by pumping? It's been so long since I used the pump I got all flustered. I was oddly disappointed with the amount that came out.
post #5 of 280
Thanks for the new thread, Katie.

Wendi
- I'm glad to hear Jenabe's job has been extended for a little while. I'm getting very anxious to hear baby-news! Happy late anniversary.

Falicia - cute poncho! and cute faery!

mommajb
- i feel like i don't get a lot done, too. i feel like i almost get the bare minimum done. anything above and beyond that means there's something else not getting done.

anyone who gives gifts in December - what are your ideas for your little ones?


Happy November Ladies!:::
post #6 of 280
This year is flying by! I can't believe it's November.

Lucy has taken her first "official" steps--as in, more than one or two at a time! We went to my aunt's house on Halloween and she took several steps while we were just hanging out, then today she took 4 more to get a ball away from dh. She's so steady on her feet while standing (and bending, squatting, turning, stretching!), I have a feeling she'll take off running as soon as she figures it out.

Holiday gifts: We're getting a play kitchen, most likely this one. We're also turning the Arm's Reach co-sleeper (in playpen mode) into a ball bit, lol, but I think my mom is in charge of that. I'm hoping to finish the three Waldorf dolls I've been working on in time for Christmas and we're looking at some wooden tablewear or tea sets to go with the kitchen.
post #7 of 280
Got a Wii Fit last weekend but just go around to setting it up. Lucy is in love with the balance board. The minute I put her down in the playroom she runs over to it and stands on top of it. She looks like she is surfing. She will then look back at me as if to ask "where are the people that are on the TV screen when you play it Momma?" It is fun, but I think I will just get to use it mostly on the weekend when she is napping....not enough time any other time....YKWIM? Even then I feel like I should be doing something productive while she is sleeping.
post #8 of 280
holiday gifts for the dd are to include:
toddler table and chairs
baby doll
a drum
the little people garage
cars and trucks.

things are going well here, but ro is getting more and more set on RUNNING everywhere. bumps and bruises galore.

she now knows that snakes go sssss, chickens go bokbok, and elephants go baroooooo! that, and she somehow learned what a panda was. and now goes around spotting pambaaaas. where she learned it, we have NO idea. we were passing panda express in a mall, and she pointed and said PAMBAAAAA! : where did she get that piece of info?
post #9 of 280
I am not sure what we are doing about gifts this year. We usually do give some but I am feeling like my kids have plenty and expect even more. A large part of me wants to dash their expectations and another part me thinks it is so much fun to them happy.

Michelle, we still enjoy the wii fit but finding time to play w/o Linus's help is hard as he really loves the buttons on the balance board. The kiddos find more time than I do predictably enough. The body tests are fun at least.

Lindsay, Ro sounds like she is just the smartest little girl. You should be proud.

Now that Lucy is walking does that mean I have the only crawling baby left in the ddc? I should be used to this by now as most of my others walked very late. Don't you think he would want to follow the others around on his own to feet though?

The time change or the halloween candy or something has us all discombobulated today. School work is mostly done but goodness there is some whining going on! : to me for the rest of the day.

Wendi, how is Kaija?
post #10 of 280
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Now that Lucy is walking does that mean I have the only crawling baby left in the ddc? I should be used to this by now as most of my others walked very late. Don't you think he would want to follow the others around on his own to feet though?
Well, she's definitely still crawling! I'm not sure how long it will be before she's actually walking instead of her gimp-crawl. My mom said my brothers and I all crawled around 15 months (or between 14 and 15) so Lucy's pretty much in line with that, since she'll be 14 months on Sunday. I wonder sometimes if she prefers crawling because then she's level with the cats!
post #11 of 280
Thread Starter 
I forgot to set clocks....we somehow managed to be on time for everything today though.

Andrew had eye surgery this morning and is in bed sleeping. He is having quite a bit of pain and had a bad headache, but motrin and the numbing eye drops seem to be doing the trick. We all had to get up at 6am so Liam is sleeping as well right now.

I have no idea what to do for Christmas gifts. I'm thinking something like a rocking horse or a scooter or something that he can sit on and move around with, he likes to do this with objects that aren't exactly appropriate for that purpose. He needs some footy pj's and more socks, other than that I really haven't had time to stop and think about Christmas.

Here are some pics from pumpkin carving:

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post #12 of 280
Now I remember! We are looking at aride on toy w/o pedals for Linus, maybe something by radioflyer? He could use it inside until spring and then take it outside.

Katie, Liam is so cute! We forgot to carve our pumpkins.
post #13 of 280
That reminded me, too! We picked up this bike for $12 at a consignment sale, that'll be one of Lucy's Christmas gifts.
post #14 of 280
That is so cute ishy! What a deal you got.
post #15 of 280
I just realized I never subbed here. I was wondering where you all were. DUH!

No baby yet. I did get woken up in the night with Kaija asking about when she should call the midwife. She was having ctx's about 5-8 minutes apart for a while and they were new and different. I suggested she didn't call the midwife at 3am and just try to get some sleep. Well she is still sleeping now. It is getting so close. : I am glad she is getting some sleep before the big event. I am going to meet my grandbaby in the next day or so. :

Dahlia is sleeping again so I am feeling so much better. I hate that 20-40 minute waking cycle that she gets on while teething or sick. Makes for one tired mama!

Wendi
post #16 of 280
Oh Dear!! I just saw my new ddddc. :

Wendi
post #17 of 280
I had something to say and know that I am here...POOF! It is gone from my head.

Linus is soooo clingy today.

I am feeling a bit of anxiety. I way overbooked this week because I never checked my November calendar I just kept on committing myself to more and more. I am having to cancel left and right and I feel like such a flake. Ugh. More awful phone calls to make now.
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I just realized I never subbed here. I was wondering where you all were. DUH!
I thought you weren't around because you were busy with Grandbabe. Keep us posted......
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I thought you weren't around because you were busy with Grandbabe. Keep us posted......
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post #20 of 280
I would take a minute and post for sure if the baby came. She is back to bed. She has been contracting all day but not getting any more intense. I think we will get another shift after midnight. That has always been her time to shine! I am getting so excited to meet this little creature.

Wendi
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