Re-introduction

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Registered: 09-29-2006
Re-introduction
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Fri, 12-02-2011 - 3:32pm

Hi everyone,

I'm Cassie and I posted on the WTT and WTTG boards a lot while waiting and while TTC. Coming back to this board feels like getting re-aquainted with old friends!

My son just turned 18-months, and it feels like a bigger landmark than his first bithday. He's been walking for three months or so, communicating so much more in the last month or so (a few words and signs that make a big difference), and we recently found that he can go down just fine for the night without a before-bed nurse (although he still comfort nurses several times through the night).

I took a full year maternity leave (the standard in Canada) and decided to return to work part-time only. This has allowed me to continue many of the Mommy-and-Me type activities that I love, although I have to admit I'm more worn out than ever at the end of the work week or caring for my crazy monkey/busy toddler and juggling work responsibilities. (I have no idea how women work full time and care for one or more children!)

Now DH and I are contemplating when to TTC#2, or whether to possibly stay with just one child. We both love being parents, but the amount of effort required to nurture and care for a child everyday can be overwhelming at times! Most likely we will TTC another child, aiming to have them about 3 years apart.

For those who don't know me at all, I'm 33m DH is 36, I live in Ontario, Canada, and work in communications for a non-profit organization.

I look forward to catching up everyone!

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Registered: 02-11-2009
Fri, 12-02-2011 - 9:01pm
Hi Cassie!!! It's so good to see you here again! I've been wondering about you, and Mary (didn't you have your babies right around the same time?) I just remember we were often cycle buddies, the three of us. :) Good luck deciding on ttc #2. I am so grateful I ended up with twins, I don't think I could go through it all again either! Post pics of your LO! and come down to the baby thread and chat!!!
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Registered: 07-15-2004
Fri, 12-02-2011 - 11:02pm
Hi Cassie! We have missed you and its great to see you back! Your little man is 18 months?! Wow it seems like yesterday we were just having all these babies!

 Cassie 

     

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Registered: 08-24-2005
Sat, 12-03-2011 - 5:58am
Welcome back Cassie!!!!

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Sat, 12-03-2011 - 9:46pm
Great to see you again, Cassie! We missed you!

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Registered: 11-01-2005
Sat, 12-03-2011 - 10:19pm
Welcome back Cassie!!! Glad to hear from you!! I'm sure your boy is a sweetie!

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Registered: 10-03-2008
Sat, 12-03-2011 - 10:20pm
Hi! Here I am just poking my head in, trying again, to touch base & here you are! I'm so glad to hear you guys are doing well! I'm so happy you've worked out a way things work well with your lil guy & work. That's awesome!
How exciting to talk about #2! It's hard to believe I'm done with all of that, but with 4 kids... yea I'm done. hee hee!
I will tell you that 18 months old is about the peak of energetic wiggly monkey time, so it's a hard time to consider adding another one because it seems overwhelming. The good news is that from here out it gets a little bit easier all of the time as your little man gets the hang of communicating & learning those limits... you know. And once he has a sibling to play with life gets even easier! Granted from where you are to a sibling big enough to play with is a while. Long term it's much easier to have more than one. Plus they'll have each other for life. That's priceless! Just my 2 cents.
Good luck deciding! It's greta to hear from you! :) - Noel
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Registered: 12-28-2005
Thu, 12-15-2011 - 2:18pm
i said it on my thread, but i'll say it here too...welcome back! hopefully we both come by more often, lol.


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Registered: 02-27-2008
Thu, 12-15-2011 - 8:52pm
Welcome back Cassie!! Good to see you here again!

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Registered: 06-03-2011
Thu, 12-15-2011 - 10:26pm

Welcome Back!! I was just thinking about you...

You also got me wondering what happened to Mary! She had her little one when I had Gabby and it's been so long since I Have seen her.

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Registered: 12-23-2003
Sun, 12-18-2011 - 2:26pm
Welcome back Cassie!! I've wondered how you are doing, it sounds like busy but good:) I look forward to seeing you around more often.
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