August WTTG's Playgroup

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Wed, 08-10-2011 - 5:34pm
Ruby- love that candle thing- made me all teary just reading it. (can you tell af is here?)
Sarah- have fun shopping with your mom. Mine hates to shop, so I'm hoping one day I'll have a little girl who enjoys retail therapy as much as I do.
Kate- Happy 6 months to Teddy and congrats on 6 months of bfing!
Hi to all!

AFM- sitting here on the deck watching the waves is wonderful, but I've been missing my boy. I love having this time with just DH, but it's been 3 days and I miss sweet Grey. But his g-ma is bringing him here tomorrow, so I'm just trying to enjoy the now. :)

DH and I are thinking of TTC in Jan. This simmer hasn't been the right time for us and I don't want to have a summer baby bc of my bff's wedding next summer, so we are thinking about a fall baby. I guess we have plenty of time to see if this winter feels like the right time to start trying, but I like having a plan... :)

-Suzie :)

 

 

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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 8:12am

Quick Vent - what happened to my good little sleeper? He two out of the last four nights has woken up crying for no reason and its hard to get him to stop. I can't rock him cause all he does is flip and flop. He kinda cuddles but he keeps changing positions. I took him to bed and let him fall

 Cassie 

     

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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 8:44am
If you are worried about his teeth, you can hive him water. Not sure if he drinks it but david loves it. It may not work though if he does not normally drink it. but I know how you feel I have been there w david. I am sure the changes probably have something to do w it. I dont have any advice for you there. The most.my dh has been away is a few days on business here and there.

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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 1:49pm

Ella- the september plan sounds great! We have a wedding in november, and it's adults only, so I think that will be Fede's first night without us. I think we'll leave him with my IL's. Oh! nad congratulations on the succesful party! 40 years... what a wonderful marriage!!!

Erica- I'm sorry that Jonah is actiung out. on the other hand, I suppose it's only normal if you think about the two major life changes your family is going through. Although I'm not a BTDT, I will say something. I think spending quility time with him is a great advice, but also, I would make sure that he feels important and part of the family all the time. For example, if you are nursing Charlotte, you could use that time to tell jonah a little story, or you could draw something for him so he can paint it while you BF... the poin is to make him feel that you are there with him, even if your hands are busy. Asking him to help could also be a good idea. And remember, i fyou feel like you are loosing your little boy, think that he probably feels like he is loosing you.

Christine- Girl! I'm so sorry you've had another abcess! It really isn't fair! Is it healing by now?

Andi- the girls are adorable!!! They really look alike! is there a way to tell if they are identical?

Kate- LOL! your comment reminded me of my mom... by the time the summer was ending she would say "where is school when I need it?!?!?!?!" (we were 4 kids!)

Cassie- I think it is pretty normal, because he dedfinitely misses his daddy and his old home. Just be patient with him. If he wakes up crying and kicking, just let him cry a little and kick, he will get tired of it and then you can try singing a song, offering water or cuddling. That usually works with fede.

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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 5:02pm
Cassie - I was just thinking of you and wondering how your first week is going? Overall, how does it feel to be back home? I think you've gotten some good suggestions about the sleep thing. GL!

Afm:

We got home yesterday afternoon from visiting my friend out of state and it was wonderful! I really wish we could've stayed longer. Her son is 6 weeks younger than Selin and it was hilarious to watch them interact. I have some cute photos that I'll have to post when I have the time. They alternated between fighting over the same toys and trying to get each others sippy cups.

Quick question about naps:

Most days, Selin still wants a morning nap two hours after she's up. Lately she's only been napping for about 45 min to an hour so I try to put her down for an afternoon nap about 3-4 hours after she wakes up from the morning nap. Some days this works and she'll sleep for another hour or so, and other days, like today, she fights the afternoon nap and is overtired until bedtime.

Should I just skip the morning nap altogether, even if it seems she really wants it, and try to get her to take a longer afternoon nap? Right now she has no set afternoon nap time, which makes it difficult to plan things. Most of my other friends with kids her age are taking daily afternoon naps around 1 pm for 2-3 hours. WDYT??

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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 5:06pm
Oh, forgot to update about the abscess...it's healing nicely but did come back positive for MRSA again. I go back next week for a f/u appt with the surgeon, same guy who drained Selin.

On a positive note, DH and I think he's the one who got it first last summer and has since given it to me and Selin. We think he got it from a family friend that he visits frequently in a nursing home and the guy has given us a lot of his stuff. So now we're purging all of it in hopes MRSA won't come back again, in addition to al the other preventative stuff we're doing to get rid of it. So I feel better that we're pretty certain we know the source and I'm hoping when we meet with the pediatric specialist in a few weeks, they'll have some guidance on how we can be MRSA free once and for all!

Thanks for all the well wishes ladies! :-)

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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 8:14pm
He has a water sippy he keeps at night. He goes down with it in the evening but in the middle of the night he has been asking for milk. I tried to give him his water cup and he just chucks it.

My job is going well. I have a lot of work and clean up to do. But it will be well worth it!

 Cassie 

     

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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 10:06pm
Christine - glad the abscess is healing nicely! That just sucks that it's MRSA, though it's great that you know the source and know you won't get it again :/

As for Selin's nap... what we had to with Eliza was start to keep her up a little longer in the mornings so that her nap wasn't too early. Then what we found was that if we kept her up *too* long, she'd sleep until too late in the day and would then fight bedtime. So we've settled on napping from 11:00/11:30 to 1:00/1:30 and this seems to work best for Eliza (her bedtime is 7:15-7:30 - as in, we aim to have her asleep by that time).

I should say that Eliza is really sensitive to the timing of her nap in terms of how it affects bedtime. For instance, today she didn't fall asleep until 11:45 and so didn't wake up from her nap until almost 2:00. Well, because of it, she fought bedtime HARD tonight and didn't fall asleep until 8:15 tonight. So, Selin might not be as sensitive and you might be able to get her to nap later (if that's what you want!). I get a lot of comments from other moms about how "early" Eliza naps, most of their kids apparently nap more toward 1/2 in the afternoon, but I just don't get how that works for them if they want their kids to go to sleep before 10pm!!! But, Eliza is one who needs to be TIRED in order to fall asleep easily. AND, she wakes up at about 6 or 6:30 (5:30 some mornings), so by 11:00 she is READY to sleep.

HTH! Sorry it got sort of long :)

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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 10:13pm
Mari - Sorry you've had such a craptastic week! That sucks about the fee with the architectures' association. UGH! And wow, how horrible that they have essentially over medicated you for your thyroid. WTF?? It seems like a pretty big mistake to make. How are you feeling otherwise? Any m/s?

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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 10:15pm
Suzie - I bet the reunion with Grey was fun! Glad you enjoyed the time with DH though - that is important and you are soooo lucky to get so much!!! (okay I am totally jealous, if you can't tell :))

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