June WTTG's Playgroup

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Thu, 06-02-2011 - 12:25pm

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Wed, 06-29-2011 - 9:09pm

Ash- Glad you talked with your DH. I want to talk to mine but I keep chickening out. I really would like to start after he turns 2 but we'll see. I know I wil talk to him for sure after I go in Sept for my OBGYN annual.

Anyway not much to report here. Today is me and my DH's 9th wedding anniversary. Hard to believe we got married 9 years ago. The time has gone by so fast. We aren't doing anything much today. We are going to see the family this weekend so we didn't have the $ and plus when my MIL comes up we will be staying in a hotel for a night and she'll watch David. Not sure if I told you that she's flying up for a month to see DH's grandparents (her parents) so she will be spending at least a few days with us.

If I don't get on here since we are leaving early on Friday, hope everyone has a great weekend.

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Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13

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Wed, 06-29-2011 - 5:16pm
Oh yes the whole how will I ever love a second one as much as the first? Or a third one as much as the first 2. Really your heart just expands, and it is so much to see them interacting with their siblings, randomly giving them hugs and kisses, playing together, one reading the other one a book, sword fighting, jumping on or pushing the other one over (okay maybe not so much on that last one).

Yeah Ash, there will be a lot of people there which makes me feel better about the thought, but there will be 2 additional kids other then Eloise and Desmond there, Ruthie who is 18 months older then Desmond, who Desmond adores, and Reese who is 3 months older then Sully, so around 6 months old. There will still be 6 adults for 4 kids though so it is good odds.

I will admit I am more for it then DH. Then again I remember my Grandparents staying with us when I was 7, my sister was 5 and the twins were 2 for 2 weeks while my parents went to Germany. So having my parents watch Eloise for a week is less scary to me. DH was never left overnight with relatives alone as far as I can tell.

As for car stuff, there is color wonder stuff that Eloise is old enough for and will enjoy, plus stickers. Desmond on the other hand is not a big arts and crafts kid so he won't really be entertained with it. We do have a portable dvd player I'll set up, and I might get them a new video or two, just to keep everyone entertained. We're bringing a ball too, so when we stop to feed Sully the two of them can get out and play catch and such, which should help some as well. It is just going to be one of those evil long days. On the way back we are splitting it up with a stop at the beach most likely so it will be two shorter days at least.



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Wed, 06-29-2011 - 4:09pm
I can't believe Sully is already 3 months! I feel like time must be flying by so fast for you all:)

That is a tough decision on the week at the beach. If it were me I think I would feel more comfortable with it precisely because there are so many people there that love them and that they know that they won't have much time to feel bored or sad- and the adults will be able to rotate the responsibility of watching them when they need a break. I also bet it makes a difference being able to send both of them together- having the comfort of a sibling.

Eloise cracks me up! Do they watch videos or anything like that in the car? Can they do those coloring activity books yet? I have no idea when these start to become interesting but I remember loving these Klutz http://www.klutz.com/ kits that had a theme and a book and were like a mini project. I never kept up with any of it after the trip but I know it definitely kept me distracted for good chunks of time.

I brought up TTC in the fall to DH and his response (really enjoying this time with Teddy now, can't imagine having less time to spend with him, can't picture having a 2nd child yet) while no surprise was not too disappointing as the reason he said for not feeling ready yet was because he loved spending time with Teddy so much right now that he didn't think that he wanted to share that attention.

I think this is something I can work with at least more so then him just not feeling ready or having some weird reason to wait an extra year. In fact I completely understand where he is coming from but from what I understand from parents who have more then one is that watching the two interact together can be even more fulfilling then just the one and that your heart just expands for the second- you don't have to start loving the other less.

Although I do have the feeling that Teddy is so awesome that how could another child even come close- but I guess that is also really normal and in the end you have 2 or 3 or.... really awesome kids that mean the world to you.

So he knows how I feel now, and I think he knows that I am going to be doing everything in my power to get him to come around to my way of thinking :D I won't bring it up again but I will sneak in a few comments here and there and I will just have to see how he feels in a few months:)

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Wed, 06-29-2011 - 11:10am
Oh I definitely agree that a parent should not feel stuck accepting a situation that is hard for them to live with. I also think it is nice to know how parents get through sleep issues, and it is nice to see different ways people went about it since all babies are different, and things that work for some don't work for others.

Jess, I am glad she slept well for you and you have a plan! Hopefully she keeps to 2 night wakings and lets you get some decent sleep too. I hope you don't have thrush it is kind of evil to get rid of from what I've heard I hope it is just bad latch or AF returning.

Kate I have a liquor store within a few blocks too! It is quite convenient to think about at times *grin*. To be fair my gyno is also only a few blocks away, though I do have to drive there, but they are less then 2 miles away.

Mari I hope Fede feels better quickly!

As for us, I am debating sending thing 1 and thing 2 alone to the beach with my Mom, Dad, sister, brother in law, nephew, sister's in-laws and daughter (who is 18 months older then Desmond). Okay so considering how many people are there they won't really be alone, but without me or DH. It is a week though and Eloise has never even spent the night away from home. We're going to see how they do alone one night with my parents while we are in Georgia and decide from there. They are going to spend at least 1 night alone with my Mom, probably 2 in August, but we are still debating if it will be a whole week at the beach. It would be a nice break though.

In other news Sully is 3 months old today! Wow has that gone fast. He is rolling both back to front and front to back. He can wiggle himself halfway across the room though I don't think it is deliberate, and he likes playing with toys. He also likes his siblings when they aren't waking him from his nap or sitting on him!

Desmond started summer camp yesterday and so far drop off and pick up haven't been to bad. Though getting Eloise and Sully out of the car for 5 minutes just to put them right back in is a bit annoying. Desmond happily went to his classroom yesterday and today just waving bye to me, he didn't even want me to come in with him. Eloise was upset because she wanted to go too. I told her she got to go in the fall, but camp is only for 3+, which she didn't appreciate. "Eloise go with Desboy, me go to camp too!" She was a bit better today then yesterday.

Oh and I am so not looking forward to Saturday and our 12+ hour car ride to my parent's lake house. I need to go to Target and get some things to entertain them during the drive, it is going to be a long long long day!




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Tue, 06-28-2011 - 11:36pm
Mari- poor fede I don't know what I will do if/when gabby does something like that. Hope her gets better soon.

I had other things I was going to write and forgot.
Afm- I wish this week would be over. Gabby is having a rough night. Up every 45 mn to an hour. And this last time she cres her big wail of a cry when I leave to room. However I moved to the glider and at least she isn't fussing when I sit here. And she is putting herself back down sometimes. She will sit up and then just lay back down nso I am defintely seeing progress.

I think I might have thrush. My nils are hurting all the time mtgs thought of nursing her especially on my right side or pumping makes me want to cry. They don't seem to be any different than usual except the pain.

Gabby doesn't have any spots in her mouth that I can tell. I boiled all her pacifiers nipples bottles and parts. Washed all of her toys. I wiped my nipples with a vinegar water mix. Put on some hydrocortisone creme and that seems to help. I hope I am wrong and it's af returning or even that I am preggo. But I poas today and it was neg ugg if it's not one thing it's another

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Tue, 06-28-2011 - 10:55pm
Mari - Hope Fede will be feeling better soon! Poor baby. :-(

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Tue, 06-28-2011 - 9:14pm
Mari - I'm with you, sometimes it feels so overwhelming to come on and see so many new posts and interesting stories from all you girls!! I just read and then when I go to post I've run out of time and need to sign off... anyway, your poor Fede! How scary that he fell off his stroller. I know what you mean about the mouth bleeding - when Eliza cut her tongue really badly last fall I just about fainted from all the blood. It is incredible how the mouth bleeds - but it's also incredible how quickly it heals, so that's good at least. But now he's sick on top of it all? :( Hope he gets better soon.

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Tue, 06-28-2011 - 9:11pm
Jess, that is so awesome that Gabby slept better last night - and I think it's great that you are following what feels right to you. Just because someone wrote a book does NOT mean they know your baby, so it makes total sense that you would use a number of "tricks" that work for you and Gabby all rolled into one. Hope the trend continues tonight for you guys!

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Tue, 06-28-2011 - 8:46pm

Hi Girls! I've wanted to post for days, but never got enough time to do all personals, and every time I logged in there were like 15 new posts, so I give up!!

AFM- We've had a pretty rough couple of days. Last sunday Fede climbed on his stroller, stood up on it, lost his balance and fell on his face. He cut his lower lip with his lower teeth and there was a lot of bleeding and crying and a very fat lip. He is better now, I'm really surprised at how quickly mouth heals!

BUt then yesterday he had a very runny nose and some cough, I took him to the Dr and he said it looked like a common cold, but that tere was a lot of influenza going around, so he ordered a culture. it came back today, it is not influenza,

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Tue, 06-28-2011 - 1:46pm
Jess, Glad things are going better. We just followed what we feel is right for Simon. We did a semi cry it out which is responded well to from the start. We also had a good routine in place by the time he was around 10 weeks old so he knew what was going on. While I feel you have to follow your kids cues I also think there needs to be boundaries set in place to keep you in control of the situation.

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