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to the NMY Graduates (+ babies) love thread!


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Here's the latest Not Mamas...Yet tribe thread.

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Our Current Lovees
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  • Katt & Teotimo (Teo) : (12/27/06)
  • Shanna & Fenton Edward : (3/26/07)
  • Holiztic/Elizabeth & Quinn Herrick : (4/13/07)
  • BeccaBear & Alexander Lewis : (5/6/07)
  • Alice & Johannes Edward : (5/20/07)
  • Sherrie (Turtle81) & Phillip Benjamin : (6/2/07)
  • Farmama & Natalina : (7/17/07)
  • Maela & Maev : (7/17/07)
  • Jodi & Rosalie Jayne : (7/23/07)
  • PiePie & : (8/16/07)
  • Arelyn & Micaiah : (8/16/07)
  • Sihaya & Calvin Elliot : (12/22/07)
  • Kelly (snozzberry) & Abigail Ann : (2/16/08)
  • Christina (cking) & Josephine Angela : (4/1/08)
  • blizzard_babe & Isaac Vincent : (5/6/08)
  • Heather (witchygrrl) & Rhea Ann : (8/1/08)

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yay, number three already!
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Drowning in batteries, blinking lights and plastic over here.......
I'll try to post more later.
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Drowning in batteries, blinking lights and plastic over here.......
So does that mean the family didn't heed your pleas beforehand about types of gifts?

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if so, one lucky shelter is going to get a nice windfall. . .
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Drowning in batteries, blinking lights and plastic over here
I hear ya... our 22 week old fetus is already the proud owner of a stuffed reindeer that plays a song when you squeeze its year, courtesy of DH's aunt/godmother. So while the baby is not yet the owner of functional-outside-womb lungs,we've got a damn stuffed reindeer that plays "Santa Claus is Coming to Town.": 'Course, she also gave us a healthy check, so I guess I shouldn't complain too much.

Now, DH's mom gave us some useful stuff, because she couldn't resist. We got a pack of onesies and a receiving blanket. OK, that's cool. If you're feeling the prenatal gifting urge, cute little onesies and blankets with jungle animals on them are totally acceptable.

OK, so you ladies who have been preggo before... did you get just SICK of people asking, "How are you feeling?" I just don't want to talk about my pregnancy non-stop, so I don't take the bait and launch into descriptions of of morning sickness, fatigue, etc. I just say, "Good, how are you?" and watch them flap their jaws helplessly.

My aunt (who had breast cancer and is currently in remission) seems to have a similar tactic.

Me+DH+DS1+DS2+Dog=me and a house full of guys, which is really just peachy, thanks.
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mmm, r u surviving family drama?
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I can't say I ever got tired of it, but then again, I loved talking about my pg. However, I think people didn't expect me to say 'i feel great, I have no big PG negative symptom' So, they then had to share the symptoms they had.
Oh well.

We did okay in the gift department. My sister is the only one who gave us battery powered anything. a V-Tech toy none the less. oh well. Everyone else did great. He got a wooden Tonka Fire Truck, a wooden shape sorter
Some Gerber plastic plates and Avent Sippy Cups (i'm not sure about the sippy cups, I wonder if I can return for cash to get a siggy? or something), a plastic toy that requires you to push a big button, but no batteries.
MIL gave him lots of clothes and a white with pastel polka dots rocking horse. (not what I would have chosen, but oh well. It is still a rocking horse.

There are new x-mas pics in my siggy.

Overall, it was a good x-mas, not too much plastic/batteries and Teo learned how to rip open gifts.

Hopefully we fare just as well on Saturday for his birthday.
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There are new x-mas pics in my siggy.
Very cute x-mas pictures!! I can't believe he's going to be 1!!

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it is totally crazy that teo is going to be one.
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Katt: I got the Digital Rebel (though it's not called that in Aust) and I love love it. It's been a couple of years since I've used an SLR but I fell straight back into it and I'm really happy with the quality of the shots. Thanks for the rec. It was definitely worth spending extra $$ to get it.

PiePie: Christmas could not have been much better. I was super organised so had no major anxiety on that level and our families were all on their best behaviour. I was a little put out by DP's parents and Nanna who seemed to forget that I existed. No gifts for me, nor any thanks or acknowledgment that I (not DP) was the one who cooked, decorated, coordinated...and I found it a bit strange that they all wanted to drink tea despite the really great wine I had bought (my own family are big wine drinkers...) but that there were no dramas is good enough for me.

And between the 2 of us, there are sooooooo many new toys to play with - camera, espresso machine, iPod speakers, 2 seasons of Roseanne to watch, a fun board game and gift vouchers galore - including $200 for ikea so we can buy a new pantry

Not a bad Christmas in all, though I'm thrilled it's over and really hope that we'll have a baby for the next one... :

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mmm - I'm glad your x-mas went smoothly. I"M REAlly glad you got the camera! They are SO much fun. I hope you share some of your shots.

Okay, I can smell my son now, I think I have a diaper to change! -not that I wait to change his diaper, just that his poop is stinky-
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: Teo!!!!

Ok, I'll be back in the morning.

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I'm looking for a cake to make for Teo's party. There may be a few kids there with dairy allergies, SO... I was thinking either and applesauce cake or a Gingerbread cake. Okay, I REALLY like the whole gingerbread cake idea. Does anyone know where I can go to get a good recipie?
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Well, I don't have a gingerbread cake recipe but... We made a very yummy vegan chocolate cake for Xmas. The frosting has peanut butter, but I bet you could find another frosting without nuts if there are nut allergies too. But the cake turned out great--not dry like most vegan cakes. It was moist and nobody who ate it could tell it was vegan til we told them.

If you make this one, just use the parchment paper instead of the dusted cocoa (or both). We skipped the parchment paper and it stuck to the pan.

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Happy Birthday Teo!!!!


So told the in-laws last night....and my fears were absolutely ridiculous, as usual. They're thrilled!

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Happy Birthday Teo!



Sorry, I don't have a recipe for you. I hope you find something yummy. :

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witchy: cool!

i also told my parents and ILs. to demonstrate the differences in their thinking, my parents said "oh, congrats! you'll make great parents!" and my ILs said "yay! we're FINALLY going to be grandparents! you better not mess up!"

yeah, this really is all about them. LOL!
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: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEO! :

Wow - it's like the son of our first graduate has graduated! Katt - what an amazing year you've had! You're a great mum and should be very proud

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Happy Birthday Teo!!!

I am , just wanted to let you all know I found the new thread and am reading along when I have the chance. Oh, yes, and pictures are here.

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I know it's late, but CONGRATS Steph!!! And welcome to the world, Calvin.


Happy Birthday, Teo!! I can't believe it's been a year already!


Christmas went well for us, but I'll have to come back later to write about it.
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witchy: cool!

i also told my parents and ILs. to demonstrate the differences in their thinking, my parents said "oh, congrats! you'll make great parents!" and my ILs said "yay! we're FINALLY going to be grandparents! you better not mess up!"

yeah, this really is all about them. LOL!
again, zoe, you have such a great perspective on them. i aspire to have a similarly okay attitude toward my mother. sigh. we really had a blow-up yesterday, which i still feel bad about. she behaves really badly and everyone else in teh family just takes it but i got exasperated and snapped back. sigh. intellectually i think she just lives on a different planet than the rest of us, but emotionally i feel rejected and disappointed. i guess i should be grateful that she clearly loves dd.
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Steph:
Your Calvin is so perfect! You guys look SO happy in the very very first family photo.

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. I can't believe my baby is 1 year old already.
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piepie: i dunno what happened, but in the last two years, i started to really see where they're coming from and how messed up they are, so i can't take it personally.

and soemtimes, i do feel completely *roar* about the whole thing.
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PiePie, that really stinks. Perhaps it is best to not take it personally when they clearly live on another planet.

My MIL brought up the big issue: telling my toxic father. I'm not planning on doing so because every time we almost come to some sort of okayness, he goes and messes it up big time. I won't go into the whole story as it would take days, but let me just say it's much easier on me emotionally if he's not around. He's married to a horrible woman who wanted him to choose between me and her, and well, he chose her. That's that.

My mother unfortunately died 18 years ago; I think she's spinning in her grave over what he's done to me.

Anyway...

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witchy: i wouldn't tell him either. if you want him out of your life for choosing her over you, then he's out and that's that.

i guess i'm totally harsh to people, but i have a couple people who are out and that's that. if i run into them on the street, even, i look right through them as if they do not exist, because i don't want to even crack that door.
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Steph, Calvin's precious. What a joy!

zoe, exactly. I just can't keep putting myself back into the emotional mess. The rest of my family gave up on him long ago--for the longest time they were trying to be nice to him for my sake, but he treated them like garbage. Honestly, though, my mother wasn't much better to them. Sometimes I'm surprised I came out as decent as I have.

And yeah, there are some people who used to be friends who I just had to give up on for my own mental health. Thankfully the people I've kept as friends are fabulous.

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HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY TEO!!!!




Steph your family is beautiful! What a cutie he is!!

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