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  1. #1201
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    Oct 2011
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    Last edited by saracita00; March 11th, 2015 at 09:20 AM.
    Expecting an October surprise.

    Under Consideration: Apollos, Ragnar, Mordecai
    still searching for girl names...

  2. #1203
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
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    Pacific North West (Canada)
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    @ sarah, I can't even imagine having to clean up after a family of 7 with a stomach bug. Ick. I can barely keep up with our regular laundry! Seriously there is a huge To Be Folded pile on our couch as I type this.
    Yes, I'm actually having a lot of fun being back to work, I love being up & moving (on my feet for 6+ hours straight), and talking to grown ups about my favourite things (good food & music & drinks)! But it is hard on the girls. Indira still doesn't want the bottle and 7 hours or whatever is a LONG time for her to go without eating. I talked to our doctor about it & he said that since she's such a healthy weight -13.5 lbs - he isn't worried about it. He said to just keep trying to give her a bottle (or sippy cup since that is so different from a boob apparently some babies take that better) & if she's hungry eventually she will take it.
    Yeah Corey's contract isn't being renewed, so as of May 02 he switches from parental leave (with our hefty top-up from work) to just regular parental leave (EI). If he can find another position there within 90 days he will have to go back to work (sad cause we were looking forward to both being home in the Summer) but at least then we won't have to pay back the amount that his work topped him up already. Ack. He was saying too that if he can't find a position there he will just cash out some of his pension to pay that money back. Not ideal but at least we know we have a plan.
    As for boobs, OMG dude I am regularly an E but am wearing a 30G right now & popping out. It is STUPID (actually I'm still smaller than I was when I had Azula, I was a J cup then). I miss being able to buy a bra for 20-30 bucks!!!!
    My husband took a video of her swearing & put it on Facebook. Yeesh, way to show off our stellar parenting.


    Not sure if I mentioned we have been eating (mostly) vegan around here, still a little dairy... but my family is coming for Easter dinner this weekend and I am SUPER excited to make a turkey. Getting ready to prepare the brine now.
    Last edited by truenature; April 17th, 2014 at 03:47 PM.
    Azula Rosemary
    July 2012
    Indira Coral (nn Indie)
    January 2014

    Planning ahead for our next additions
    Atlas Erickson Fox / Evander Ivan Crane (nn Ender)
    Freyja Luna / Esperanza Jade

  3. #1205
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    511
    Hello everyone!

    Thanks for your input Sara! It took me almost 2 months, but I have finally come to terms with a very important lesson-

    Theories, opinions (even from a dr.), books... They only get you so far. At the end of the day, your child is one of a kind. That's a beautiful thing, and also means that even the best theory or advice might never apply. I know him better than anyone else, and have to use my instincts. That's hard for a first time mom. But I'm coming to terms with it!

    Also coming to terms with the fact that Jem is going to do what he is going to do! He will sleep through the night when he is ready, nap when he is tired, and eat when he is hungry. I'm learning that my job as a mom is to just to help him get in tune with his own body and patterns, guide him along the best I can. Currently that means that I let him fall asleep and stay asleep on me to prevent him being overtired later! Whatever gets you through, right?

  4. #1207
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    New Zealand
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    Cato doesn't cry much at all. We've been lucky with him because Mila cried a lot as a baby. Well, the last couple of days he has been fussy and cried more but he has also just had his posterior tongue tie and lip tie lasered so he's not too happy about that

    Babylove, definitely whatever gets you through!
    Two small people, Mila Arden and Cato Bennett.

    All done but still dreaming of
    Atlas Bram, Abel Octavian, Abel Roscoe
    Lyra Blythe, Delphi Winter, Elowen Sage, Inka Blythe

  5. #1209
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    Apr 2014
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    Pacific North West (Canada)
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    Oh man, I feel like I've been hit with a truck. Over Easter weekend, Azula spent 2 days & 1 night with her grandparents & was undisciplined and overstimulated like crazy (every single time I get her back after a day with them I'm like NEVER AGAIN) & she didn't nap AT ALL and getting her back on track this week so far has been difficult. Today she was the WORST. Whining, demanding, shrieking like a Nazgul... On top of dealing with Indira, it was just too much for me today. Sometimes I just want to find myself a dark quiet closet or something & hide in there for the next 20 years.

    How do you deal with overindulgent grandparents? My mother in particular has zero sense when in comes to how to care for a toddler (ironic because she works with families with children 0-6) - she just basically lets her do WHATEVER she wants & is constantly overstimulating her... & it makes me crazy.
    Azula Rosemary
    July 2012
    Indira Coral (nn Indie)
    January 2014

    Planning ahead for our next additions
    Atlas Erickson Fox / Evander Ivan Crane (nn Ender)
    Freyja Luna / Esperanza Jade

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