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night time sleeping, Caroline still nurses at night but not so i need to get up or that it bothers me at all ( tho i have been there with toddlers before so i totally know what you all are feeling just not yet with Caroline)
but what is driving me insane is i put her to bed then i want/need some time to myself or with Dave after all the kids are in bed, well Caroline keeps freaking waking up sometimes once sometimes 5x's before i go to bed, she can always be nursed back down so its not like shes really waking but i have to go and lay there, and its really frustrating me! i want her to go to bed and sleep from 9-12 with out me! then i don't mind nursing when i get in bed and several times at night, i just want to have a few hours to myself!! one thing i have learned and i am sure you have all heard this before is that this to shall pass! its so true so when i find myself getting so pissed that i have to go back yet again i remind myself of my almost 10 year old my now 7 yr old and as of tomorrow my 5 year old all who don't need me for sleep anymore! Elizabeth won't even sleep with me if shes sick! she says i move to much!! LOL, it really is so sad! and i know, now just how short 10 years really is cause i SWEAR to you that Elizabeth was just born!!! lol

ok i am a little sad tonight Hailey turned 7 on tuesday and sam Turns 5 tomorrow and i just can't believe how big they are!!!

i hope everyone has a good night sleep tonight!!!

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I've been thinking I need to feed Scarlet more solids, to start on the weaning journey, but I'm just lazy lately...about everything. :

However, planning my trip back east has infused me with some excitement, and I'm hoping for a good recharge from the travel. I NEED A BREAK FROM HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT!!!!! Thankfully, dh understands and I got no guff when I told him I'm going it solo (with dear children, of course). Hooray, I'll be on my own and then spoiled by family for days, and seeing an old, old friend expecting her first babe, just what the doctor ordered. Hoping to see some new friends, too.
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Finally made it to page 10!
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Caroline eats maybe 2 bites if i try to put it in her mouth, so stuffing her full doesn't work!!! lol

where east are you headed?


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I've been thinking I need to feed Scarlet more solids, to start on the weaning journey, but I'm just lazy lately...about everything. :

However, planning my trip back east has infused me with some excitement, and I'm hoping for a good recharge from the travel. I NEED A BREAK FROM HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT!!!!! Thankfully, dh understands and I got no guff when I told him I'm going it solo (with dear children, of course). Hooray, I'll be on my own and then spoiled by family for days, and seeing an old, old friend expecting her first babe, just what the doctor ordered. Hoping to see some new friends, too.

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Happy Birthday to your kids, Ulitmate!
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Happy Birthday to your kids, Ulitmate!
thank you! but i am sad LOL ( in april when Elizabeth really turns 10 and Caroline turns 1 i should be a huge mess)



oh re-thirsties thanks for the answers everyone, i got an orange cover coming for $8 off of DS!!! yay! so i will try it out

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Caroline eats maybe 2 bites if i try to put it in her mouth, so stuffing her full doesn't work!!! lol

where east are you headed?
Back to Michigan, wanna meet up with some of us??????
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Back to Michigan, wanna meet up with some of us??????

Michigan is a bit to far tho it would of been fun!! there are a bunch of us marylanders and we need to plan a meet up! i know lilmama already!

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I saw this somewhere else on this board and it describes me, 'to crunchy people, I'm mainstream, to mainstream people, I'm crunchy'!
Hey, that's me, too!

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but what is driving me insane is i put her to bed then i want/need some time to myself or with Dave after all the kids are in bed, well Caroline keeps freaking waking up sometimes once sometimes 5x's before i go to bed, she can always be nursed back down so its not like shes really waking but i have to go and lay there, and its really frustrating me! i want her to go to bed and sleep from 9-12 with out me!
That's exactly what Seamus does! Then he'll sleep from about midnight to 4ish, and then wake up every two hours.

Happy bday to your babies! My girl is turning 11 on Sunday.

Off to Bedfordshire!

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Hey guys, guess why I'm pumping???
You got it! Evangeline is still sleeping!!! : : :
She's either slept through until 12:30 or 2:30 I can't remember which, but no matter, at the least that's 6 hours- and that meant 5 hours solid sleep for me!: (imagine if it was from 12:30, though??)


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i was thinking of you this morning when my kids were up before 6! grrr. no party here. i'm still tired. i worked last night.

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happy birthday to hailey and sam!

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I've been thinking I need to feed Scarlet more solids, to start on the weaning journey, but I'm just lazy lately...about everything. :

However, planning my trip back east has infused me with some excitement, and I'm hoping for a good recharge from the travel. I NEED A BREAK FROM HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT!!!!! Thankfully, dh understands and I got no guff when I told him I'm going it solo (with dear children, of course). Hooray, I'll be on my own and then spoiled by family for days, and seeing an old, old friend expecting her first babe, just what the doctor ordered. Hoping to see some new friends, too.
oh a break sounds wonderful! i'm glad you'll get spoiled from your family for a while. oh, i hope i can meet you all. when in march?

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Michigan is a bit to far tho it would of been fun!! there are a bunch of us marylanders and we need to plan a meet up! i know lilmama already!
yep yep yeppers! We are trying to get our condo ready to go on the market this weekend, and are SO busy. Ari asked a few days ago"Are we ever going to do anything fun on the weekend again?" I said we would - once the house was ready!
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Kelsi are you coming to the LLL conference in march??

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I have no time to read everything... Romi has taken to grabbing my laptop, she's obsessed with it : she climbs on the sofa, grabs it and tries to make it fall down. Right now she's sleeping on me, but it won't last long!!

Romi was sleeping really well the past few days, not as well as Eva, but waking up twice to nurse, which I'm ok with. BUT, she's starting a cold and it was terrible last night She woke up at 10h30pm, dh went to lay down with her and at one point she was crying so much that I went in and nursed her back to sleep. She had a very fitful night.

I'm not sure I'd be willing to nightwean her yet, 10 months is still young. I like Finnsmama's link, that's pretty much what we did when Liam was small. I think I'll do the same thing when she'll be closer to a year old.

Solids: when I feed her too much (and boy can she eat!) then she won't nurse before going to bed and wakes even earlier. So that didn't work for us.

Mmmmm, I think that's it for now. I'll try and backpedal a bit and read the posts that I missed!
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Ok, doudat I just checked in at your blog. First of all, no matter how many times I see that face-pressed-against-the-glass pic, I just laugh out loud. It is so. funny.
Secondly, I also ashamedly admit I laughed at the pic of Liam with Romi, and her crying. Oh, so sad! But it's been the same around here lately, axel has this totally calm agression to her. It's like someone just told him he should try to hurt her. Like, he walks by her, notices her hands are on the floor, backs up and steps on her fingers. Grabs any toys right out of her hands. Sitting together, suddenly and causually slaps her. SHe's in the way? Slowly shoves her right into his tool box. Sometimes she just looks at him with these eyes- why? why do you want to hurt me? Sometimes she looks at him with these eyes- lucky for you I'm physically incapable of hurting you back, just wait though, just wait because I'm planning, I'm storing it up, and I will remember all the times you hit me with the broom!
Sigh. Cry. I remember feeling that animosity towards my sister. (she was younger, she just annoyed me all the time, until I was 17) I really want to spare them that, but I don't know how. He was so, benevolant up until recently.
We had another good night. I'm so thankful that this is happening without any trouble, tears, or fighting. It's just like we had to encourage it, or even enable it, and we're headed that way. Like finnsmama said, setbacks are no big deal, I'm prepared to move this way for several months, and I don't mind getting up once or twice, but if I get a 5-6 hour block or solid sleep, I'm happy. And that will slowly stretch out. Last night I put her down at 11, was up till 12 (duh :cukoo: ) she woke at 5 am, nursed her, put her down until 8am. Works for me!!

Glad you're travelling Maximom- sounds like a great, much needed trip!
Ultimate, happy birthday to your kiddos!
Kris- sorry you're tired today take it easy!
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queen- your description of axel and eva is just like zenon and kaylo. if zenon even looks at one of kaylo's toys, he'll pound zenon's fingers or push him. he's become very aggressive. and he used to be so sweet. poor zenon just loves kaylo...laughs at everything he does and follows him around.

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Count me in the sad mama group. My oldest turns 7 next week. I really can't believe it can really be 7 years ago.

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oh a break sounds wonderful! i'm glad you'll get spoiled from your family for a while. oh, i hope i can meet you all. when in march?
March 26 - April 1, I'm so excited!!! Can't believe I'm excited to travel, airports are such hell these days, but I'm looking at it as an adventure. Call me stealth traveler, I'll blend in so well, no one will know I'm there.

Gotta put fussy babe down for nap, bbl.
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another wonderful 3yo body comment.

just said to me--
"zenon has small nipples,
i have small nipples,
papa has small nipples,
you have biiiiggg nipples."

how nice.

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kris- My mil just gave Ion markers to make his very first drawing ever. We'll send it to your sis

and.....as of 8 am my SIL was back at my house in Lansing with 2 minutes between contractions! We haven't heard anything since so it may not be another fakeout.
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kris- My mil just gave Ion markers to make his very first drawing ever. We'll send it to your sis

and.....as of 8 am my SIL was back at my house in Lansing with 2 minutes between contractions! We haven't heard anything since so it may not be another fakeout.
aww its a good day to have a baby!!!

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kris- My mil just gave Ion markers to make his very first drawing ever. We'll send it to your sis

and.....as of 8 am my SIL was back at my house in Lansing with 2 minutes between contractions! We haven't heard anything since so it may not be another fakeout.
woohoo! how exciting!! keep us posted!!! this is my friend amy's (kundalini-mamas) birthday.

and that picture is just wonderful! she will : it! you are so sweet

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So, about teething?? can everyone/anyone please tell me it's normal for my baby's gums to be a bleeding blistered mess? I hate to sound like a flake but he's got 3 coming at a time and it looks terrible. Cutting the first 2 were nothing like this. He's in a pretty okay mood but he's not really being his normal self either. He's sorting though all the cupboards and boxes and bags and baskets and basically trashing my inlaw's fancy house. He's also been putting things he finds in one cupboard 'away' in another part of the house.
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SHE is here!!!!!
I have no details other than that, but I'm an aunt
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SHE is here!!!!!
I have no details other than that, but I'm an aunt
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Congratulations, Auntie! Can't wait to hear the details!!!!
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CONGRATS!

how wonderful! :

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oh and i don't know about the teething--i think kaylo's gums bleed a little bit. i imagine that it happens with teething... especially if he has 3 coming through at once!

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another wonderful 3yo body comment.

just said to me--
"zenon has small nipples,
i have small nipples,
papa has small nipples,
you have biiiiggg nipples."

how nice.



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SHE is here!!!!!
I have no details other than that, but I'm an aunt
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How exciting!

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