August WTTG's Playgroup

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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 4:09pm

Name: Erica

DH/SO/PS*: Cory

Kiddos: Fletcher (almost 6), Jonah (3), Charlotte (5 weeks)

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Fri, 08-05-2011 - 12:34am

Alyssa - I keep forgetting to send my sympathies on the loss of your grandmother. Was she the one you visited on the road trip with Evan?

Ruby - That is so cool that Maxim understands French now. DH has been lax on speaking Turkish to Selin and today he used it at dinner and she just looked at him like he had two heads, lol. I wish she had the opportunity to learn French as well but since I never learned it properly, she'll only hear it when we visit family in Montreal each year. Btw, do you and your DH speak French or English to one another?

Cassie - Hope the time passes quickly for you and your DH. Do you plan to use Skype so he can see Simon in between visits? GL on Monday! You're doing animal control, right? Will you have a regular schedule or is it an on-call type of thing?

Liz - GL tomorrow! Post back with the results either way!

Morgan - Does Halley live with you guys or her mom? How does she pronounce her name btw, like Hal-ee or Hay-lee? Oh and love your new siggy! I can't believe how much hair Maximilian has!

Andi - So glad to hear BFing is going better! Great job, mama! Have you been able to find a BFing multiples group? Hopefully there's one near you.

Ella - GL with the surprise party! 40 years is quite an accomplishment! Too cute about Eliza repeating everything. Btw, how many years of school do you have left?

Ash - I can't believe it's only been in the 60's where you live! Is that common for your area? I remember going to Europe during the month of May and it was quite warm there so I am surprised to hear Germany is so cold. I went to Munich and St. Goar and it was very pleasant at that time of year.

Sarah & Erica - Happy 10th wedding anniversary! Next year is my and DH's 10th dating anniversary. :-)

AFM - Thanks for all the toddler activity suggestions. I might give stickers a try but would prefer to avoid anything too messy. The problem is that her attention span is super short (just like my DH, lol) so something usually only occupies her for 5-10 min if that. She has absolutely NO interest in the tv, which is good I guess, so I can't rely on cartoons or a movie to buy me some time. I do let her play in certain kitchen cabinets and drawers and basically let her do whatever she wants when I'm desperate for time as long as she's not harming herself or getting into important documents, etc., but like Ash said

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Fri, 08-05-2011 - 11:33am

Ruby- I second the French. I would love for David to learn a second language, but since I don't know one it probably won't happen. I would like him to learn Spanish since there is a big Hispanic community here. I took French in high school but don't remember a whole lot. I was fluent after I came back from a 2 week trip there with my French class but quickly forgot it. I also took some Spanish classes when we lived in Texas but I didn't us it much either. I am hoping I can get him to learn another language at some point. I would like him to learn it sooner than later but probably won't happen until he's in school. Although I think now the schools teach it earlier. When I was in school they didn't do it until high school which is probably why I don't know much now.

Today has been an interesting day. The sitter texts me this morning she was up sick all last night. So we didn't have the money for our back up as she's quite pricey. i'm looking for a new backup but thought I had time as she's going out of town Labor Day weekend. So, I decided to watch David like I always do. Anyway..I had to restart my computer at work for some updates and it is mandatory you restart. Well, after I restarted, the VPN went down. So, I had to either go into work or take the rest of the day off. My DH can't come home he's swamped at work so I took the day off. Lucikily, I had the time to take off.

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Fri, 08-05-2011 - 2:09pm

Christine- the brands we have are not available in the US, but good luck finding some good soap for her. I use a special prescription shampoo since Fede has AD, and it's worked wonders!

Grace- I'm so sorry you are feeling so bad. I really do, because I am too!! I've got some early spring cold/sore throat. DH has it too, but last night I was this close to tears thinking aout how nauseous I felt, how much my throat hurt and I couldn't even take a pill because of being pregnant!!!

Andy. Definitely there aobut strangers touching my kid! I still have a hard time with that, perhaps not the feet, but if they touch his hands or face I have to bite my tongue not to say anything. y the way, I saw the picture before reading the post, and I though "are they identical?"... so there you go!

Ella and the others- I wish I could leave fede with grandparents more. They would be more than happy, but I'm so nervous!! The few times I've left him, and it's only been for a few hours, I'm constantly worrying about him. Soecially if it is at my parents. My dad is Fede's favorite,because he is great at entertaining him, but also he isn't so good with safety measures. Anyway, at some point I will have to grow out of it and start giving the poor kid some space! LOL!

AFM- I thought I posted aout this a couple of days ago, but apparently it got lost in cyberspace.

We are all doing fine. I'm extremely queasy, and now with some sort of cold, so not so happy, but other than that, we are all well.

I'm not so happy about a work situation, but I'm tired and I need to find the correct words in english to explain it, so I think I'll post aout it in the next post.

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Fri, 08-05-2011 - 5:33pm
Christine, we use Yahoo messenger it has video calling for free. thats what we used when he was in Iraq and then with my folks when we were up there.

My ACO position is a FT position starting on Monday. its M-F 8-5 with kennel cleaning on the weekends. So its a normal houred job give or take an emergency happening.

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Fri, 08-05-2011 - 9:58pm
Mari - You have to be comfortable leaving Fede otherwise it's not worth it, and especially if safety is truly a concern, that's not good. You don't want to have to worry the whole time you're away. But it would be good for both of you to get a little "alone" time once in a while!! I hope you find a situation with your parents or ILs that works and that you feel good about so you can go out by yourself or with DH once in a while. It is worth it!!!

Sarah - Happy 10th anniversary! I hope you and DH have a wonderful time in the city seeing Wicked tomorrow. Hope the kiddos (esp Sully) do okay while you're gone.

Ash - How sweet that Teddy likes to play hide and seek!! Eliza totally doesn't get that game yet. LOL about him creating more work. Yeah, that must come with the age. I swear I don't know why I even pick up the house - ever!!! Hope it warms up for you... or maybe you should just come back here and "enjoy" some of our 90+ temps (plus humidity!) ;)

Cassie - GL on Monday, I hope you like your new job! I'm sure it was hard saying goodbye to Matt :(

Christine - Isn't it so much fun when the pretend-play stage starts? I think it is just SO CUTE. It's also Eliza's favorite thing right now - her dollies and stuffed animals are far more interesting than the Duplos or other blocks right now. As for keeping Selin occupied for more than 10 mins at a time... yeah, that's tough. Stickers were something I was going to suggest, too. Eliza is the same way with Crayons, she still likes to bite the tips off. Oh - and as for your question, I have two courses left to complete so this fall will be my last semester of coursework (woohoo!). Then I need to pass my orals, come up with a plan for my dissertation and then... do it and write it up. Yeah, it will be a while, I think. :/

Alyssa - Sounds like Evan is super close to crawling! I remember that frustrating pre-crawling phase, though, it is so sad to watch. He'll get it soon.

Katie - ugh! Sorry the little man was up for so long last night. That is so rough :( I would have rescheduled the appointment, too. Can't wait to hear Z's stats next week! Hope you are getting some rest today.

Waving hi to everyone I missed - I know I missed quite a few! Even though it's hard to keep up with everyone everyday, it is fun that this thread is so busy :)

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Fri, 08-05-2011 - 10:09pm
AFM - Okay, you girls inspired me to start talking to my parents about keeping Eliza overnight. Well, my mom is ALL for it. In fact, she practically brought it up without me prompting her yesterday. She knows what it's like to have a LO who nurses constantly and doesn't STTN (I didn't STTN until I was 3, so I guess Eliza's sleep habits are just Karma...!!!) and really wants to give it a go at having Eliza sleep over at her house. So we're setting a date: September 20th!!! It seems like the perfect date to do an "overnight trial" because - 1) My dad will be out of town, so Eliza will be able to sleep in my parents' bed with my mom (it's basically the only bed they have in their house right now). 2) My mom doesn't work the next day, so she is totally willing to not get any sleep. 3) DH and I will be close by, we're not going to go anywhere far away, so if Eliza really doesn't do well and my mom feels like she needs me, I will be close by. OMG I am giddy with the idea that I might actually be able to go out with DH, stay out as late as we want, go to bed, sleep all night and sleep in the next morning.

So thanks ladies! I think you are all right that Eliza will do fine with my mom overnight, and we've got to at least start giving it the old college try at some point. She will be 2 months from her 2nd bday, so I think it's time. DH and I are hoping to go away for at least 1 night for our anniversary in January, too, so I really hope this goes well!

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Fri, 08-05-2011 - 11:49pm

Ash- Lucky no heat wave.


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Sat, 08-06-2011 - 10:27pm
Katie - glad Z is back to being your good sleeper! I'm sorry baby daddy is not cooperating. That must be so frustrating for you - for more than just financial reasons - and I'm sure it's just plain sad, too :( Hope you can get on the state insurance the hospital told you about.

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Sat, 08-06-2011 - 10:32pm
AFM - my parents' surprise anniversary party was wonderful! They had NO idea and were totally surprised! It was so much fun. I've never been so excited and anxious and nervous all at the same time leading up to the party, though. But seeing the expressions on their faces when they walked in and saw everyone yelling "surprise" was priceless! Eliza had a complete blast, too, with one other little 2 year old who was there as well as an older 9 yo girl. They just followed the 9 yo around everywhere - it was so adorable. She did great with all the stimulation and excitement of the party, and staying up way past her bedtime, too. We finally got home and got her into bed about 8:30 - she fell right asleep.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

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