September WTTG's Playgroup

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September WTTG's Playgroup
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Wed, 09-14-2011 - 6:58am

Christine Sorry to hear about Selin and the issues. I hope you find someone to watch her.

David is also sick. His sitter was on vacation from the Friday before Labor Day until Monday and he was at a back up. He had a good time but I wonder if maybe he got something from one of the kids. He had a runny nose since last Monday but no other symptoms. We figured it was teething as he's been holding his mouth a lot. Well Monday evening he started getting chest congestion. A little coughing but not much. Well she said he was fussy all day yesterday and she took his temp and it was 99 which our pediatrician does not consider a fever. By the time he went to bed, it was almost 102. I waited to give him motrin before bed. So I am hoping I don't have to keep him home today but I probably will. We will see when he gets up.

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Wed, 09-14-2011 - 8:42am

Oh, Christine! I'm so sorry!!


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Thu, 09-15-2011 - 12:53am

I'm having a hard time.

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Thu, 09-15-2011 - 3:31am
Christine- I am so sorry to hear about your ongoing issues with Selin's MRSA and caregivers. I hope it gets worked out soon.

Andi- My mom is a single parent and I was definitely not an easy kid once I got out of the toddler years and I have absolutely no clue how she did it- and she did it well! How awesome that you have a nanny that will probably work out.

Jess- Congratulations on the new position, it sounds awesome!

Anna- How do you deal with carrying both of them? Or do you not have to carry Teddy at all anymore? Even just getting them both in car seats sounds tough!

Emmy- I dealt with similar issues the first few years I lived here. I didn't really know anyone, family was far away, and it is hard to make good friends. But one thing that helped me a lot was reading good books, going or watching movies, etc. so at least some of the time that I was spending by myself was spent doing really enjoyable things. Are there any hobbies that you have been interested in trying out? Maybe joining a knitting or book group? It doesn't have to be something you love just a reason to get out of the house. I know your husband is working a lot but there will be some course or group that meets at a time which can work. I also found that trying not to think about it sometimes helped, but sometimes I still feel sad when I think about the fact that most of my really good friends don't live here. It is really hard to move someplace new after the college years if you don't already have contacts there. Hang in there!
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Thu, 09-15-2011 - 4:46am

Christine - ugh, so sorry you are dealing with so much at the moment! I hope you get the sitter situation sorted out asap :(

Cassie, glad to hear you are enjoying the job!

Andi - loved to see your update. The girls are getting so big :) Having twins must be such hard work, you're doing a great job!

Emmy - I'm sorry to hear you feel that way. At least you already notice you're heading the way of a depression so hopefully you can steer away from it in time. I second what Ash said, try and go out as much as possible. Fresh air and physical activities also help ease a depression. You say that you haven't really made any good friends in the mum's group yet but I'm sure it will happen over time - of course you won't click with everyone but there will be some ladies that you can connect with! Children are great for finding friends; people arer much more approachable if you already have something in common that you can easily talk about. I hope you feel better soon, KUP!

Ash - no, I don't carry Teddy at all anymore... I used to still occasionally pick him up when pg, but then I had the c-section so I wasn't allowed to lift him anymore. So we taught him to climb into his bed, up on the high chair, into the car seat, ..., by himself. I think in this respect we had the perfect timing as he was both physically able and mentally ready for this (it coincided with his toddler "I do it on my own" mindset). And he's quite good at walking with me (as in, he stays with me rather than just runs off) anyway. I'm glad I didn't get a double buggy as Teddy hates sitting in his pushchair these days andf we only really put him in if we need to; the sling works out great! -How are you doing? Are you still planning to TTC towards the end of the year?

AFM just had the worst night in weeks; Bo has never been a great sleeper but last night he woke up 5(!) times after his dream feed at 10pm. I'm shattered!


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Thu, 09-15-2011 - 6:19am
Mari - MRSA lays dormant in your system pretty much forever unfortunately! The doctors just keep prescribing antibiotics when it gets really bad. I've been doing some research and there are some natural ways of getting rid of it. I just started a probiotic yesterday and will be ordering one for Selin soon. It is VERY hard to get rid of because it starts becoming resistant to antibiotics and then you're screwed. It has been a very emotional week for me. I hate the fact that my poor innocent daughter has to deal with this and is now an outcast because of it (I had several sitters tell me they couldn't take her because of it, even though they admitted they didn't know much about it. :-(

Emmy - I can understand how you're feeling and that's great that you're recognizing the signs of depression. I agree with the others that you need to give it some time. Not sure if you're religious but have you found a new church? Also what about going back to work PT? That might take some of the stress off the money issue as well. My DHs mood is totally driven by how we're doing financially so I feel your pain! I remember you had a visit back home coming up - did that happen yet? Maybe you can plan something once a month so you have something to look forward to? Are your parents willing to come visit you?

Afm - Still searching for a sitter but I think we're getting closer. I'm meeting two new prospects tomorrow and Monday and in the meantime, my old sitter and my parents are covering for us. It's been a stressful process. Thankfully Selin's spot is almost completely healed and so far she hasn't gotten the cold as bad as my old sitter did. She just sent me an email and said they're still miserable and now she thinks it's walking pneumonia!

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Thu, 09-15-2011 - 12:44pm

Sandy - have a great time at the game this weekend! I'm sure you'll just get a little razzed from the home team.

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Thu, 09-15-2011 - 4:48pm
Andi - So sorry you're having issues breast feeding and that time away from DH was so hard! I really hope he has no more trips in the near future! Way to go on the girls growth! Good job mama!!

Christine - Ugh I'm so sorry! What is MRSA? I hope you find something that works soon!

Cassie - Did you guys not have a crib? I can't imagine Jensen in a toddler bed just yet. He still likes to play before bed time and has started waking up a few times a night to shriek angrily at his blankets, and then go back to sleep. It's killing me and I am having a hard enough time sleeping! Can you put up a baby gate to prevent the dog from going in there and waking him up?

Sandy - I hope you made it to the zoo today and are having fun!

Emmy - Big hugs! I know that new city isolation feeling. I really miss Oregon and it makes me so mad when Rob talks about what a mistake it was moving back here. It makes me feel like he missed 7 months of Jensen's life for NOTHING and put us through all this BS. I just want to get back home.

Yay for Juliet growing great!!

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Thu, 09-15-2011 - 4:48pm

Morgan - We actually did end up getting a deep freezer because pumped milk was taking over our freezer.


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Thu, 09-15-2011 - 7:36pm

Amy, we have a crib at home. We have been house sitting for my folks all week since they are out of town. He has a pack and play here but he is almost to long for it. So we thought we would try and see what he did in the big bed.