Baby/Kid Chat -- January

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Baby/Kid Chat -- January
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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 2:42pm

WTT Moms

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 11:27pm

Name/DH Name: Christine/DH

Kids names and ages: Selin Chloe, 10-1/2 mos.

Pets names and ages? Zorba (cat), 6 years

Are you also NPP, WTT, TTCing, or PG?

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Tue, 01-04-2011 - 11:29pm

I'm actually going to do personals!

Cassie L - I can't wait to find out if you're preggo again!!

Alyssa - Hope you got the diarrhea thing straightened out and Evan is doing great! Isn't it the best when they start becoming more vocal? :-)

Ella - I have a feeling you'll be preggo again by the end of this year. ;-) Happy anniversary!! Loved the video on your blog of Eliza walking and falling on her tushy. Too cute!

Sandy - I responded to your post on the WTT board. I hope your DH will come around soon. ((HUGS))

Ash - Sounds like Teddy will be on the move soon! He is such a cutie!

Ruby - I am so jealous of your trip to the Bahamas. Is Maxim coming with you? And I am jealous he has teeth already!

Jess - I too can't believe how quickly 2011 rolled around. Sounds like Gabby is doing so much! Hope the sleep issues get better soon.

Brita - The stories you tell about Barrett are just too cute! Are you on the green team? I can't believe you're due in just 4 months!

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Wed, 01-05-2011 - 8:46am
Christine-No Maxim is staying with my in-laws. I've been saving all my pumped milk since June for this trip and FIL took the week off from his bus route (he's retired from teaching but started driving bus this fall so its a little side job for him) so he can be with the baby. The only thing I'm nervous about is them over-feeding him and running out of breast milk. I have over 250 ounces though, so they shouldnt run out and have extra but they have overfed him before and its making me nuts. I have to leave them very clear instructions but Im not so confident they will follow it.

Cassie-Good luck with the state of NPP...whatever outcome happens, I hope it is positive for you and your family.

Ash-Theo is adorable! I love those cheeks, I could just squeeze him!

Jess-Gabby is getting so big. I hear ya on the time flying...2010 went very fast for us.

Ella-Love the videos of Eliza! She is such a beautiful baby!

AFM, I cant remember anybody else sorry but I've been reading. Just got back to Canada on Monday night after two snow storms walloped west MN and we were unable to even get on the road until Sunday. The roads were still ugly though but once we got to Duluth (which took 6 hours vs the usual 4), it was smooth sailing all the way home. Maxim did wonderfully in the car....but I still think we're slightly insane for driving 20 hours with a baby this age. LOL! Oh well, hopefully traveling long distances will be no problem for him and just a part of life. He'll start to associate long freakin car ride with Grandma and kisses and love at the end, hopefully! :)

He's got two teeth now and sitting really well. Still not mobile and not sure when he'll get the urge. He's more interested in Figaro lately too so we've started the "how to pet kitty nicely" lessons. He giggled a few times with my sister on Christmas eve when she was tickling him but otherwise he doesnt laugh much. I saw a video of a friend's baby yesterday and she was laughing at 4.5 months, she's 8 weeks younger than Maxim...anybody else have a baby that doesnt laugh much? I wonder if he just has a more serious temperament or if we just arent funny people in his eyes, haha. We tickle him and play with him lots and he has tons of smiles all the time and it looks like sound could escape but no actual laughs except from my sister that one day. Oh well.

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Wed, 01-05-2011 - 9:02am
Ruby - Now I'm REALLY jealous of your trip! An awesome location and baby-free too? You're going to have an amazing time! Hopefully your inlaws will follow your instructions. I would have the same worry about my inlaws - they tend to be wasteful with stuff that isn't theirs.

We drove to Montreal when Selin was 3 months old and she did better than I expected. It normally takes us about 13 hours but since we had to stop more with the baby, it took closer to 17 hours. We'll probably drive up there this summer as my dad is turning 70 this year.

As for the laughing, it might just be a personality thing. Selin is a total giggle bug and has always been a smiley baby but her 2-1/2 yo cousin had such a stone face and rarely smiles or laughs. Friends of ours have a 4 yo DD who doesn't like to smile for pictures and is not very giggly in general so I think all kids are different.

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Wed, 01-05-2011 - 10:47am

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Wed, 01-05-2011 - 11:13am
LOL, too funny about the squealing Liz. Maxim is the same way!

BTW, I read your post on BF/LC board about your pumping/daycare situation...I'm so angry for you. I really hope things turn around with them. Hang in there Mama, you're doing awesome! :)

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Registered: 02-16-2008
Wed, 01-05-2011 - 11:22am

Thanks, Ruby. Things seem to be a little better. I don't think it would have bothered me so much if we weren't already concerned about his weight. The paced feedings yesterday seemed to help. I'm just tired of not having support.

I posted in the same thread this morning the email MIL sent DH. It's a real doozy...

Oh, and I totally understand your fear about the in-laws overfeeding. I have the same fears. It sucks.

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Registered: 11-01-2005
Wed, 01-05-2011 - 12:32pm
Wow....she is so misinformed on so many things. That made my head hurt.

Seriously, I would be so done being nice at this point. I know you're trying to keep the peace and not put a wedge there but I would so not tolerate it. You're a much bigger person than me, I would have lost my sh** on her by now. That email would be the last straw for me.

I would tell her that If she cant support you 100% in your BFing (and other parenting decisions), then fine but she should keep her mouth shut and just follow your instructions if Peter will be in her care. Grandparents can be really wonderful resources but she is overstepping her boundaries and has lost any right to voice her opinion, in my opinion. Peter is NOT her baby and you are his mother, you know best.

Tons of hugs!

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Registered: 02-16-2008
Wed, 01-05-2011 - 12:46pm

If she had sent it to me instead of DH, then I would have. She's learned not to say anything to me because I don't take it anymore. To me, it seems like she's trying to win him over to her side. Note that he's got his BSN in nursing. He's well aware of how breastfeeding works.

As it stands, she's super passive-agressive and gossipy, so I'm wondering what she's telling people about me. And the fact that she went to her neighbors (she's the landlord) and asked how much they're feeding their baby? Totally nuts. I spend a lot of time sitting with Peter in my room if she's around. I'll be hard-pressed to even let her hold him now. I don't trust her a bit.

And how the heck does she think I'm overfeeding him???? He spits up when he gets bottles or breast!

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Wed, 01-05-2011 - 1:03pm

Name/DH Name: Sarah and DH Dan

Kids names and ages: Desmond 3 1/2, Eloise 21 months

Pets names and ages? K-line 8, dog

Are you also NPP, WTT, TTCing, or PG?




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