July 2016 Moms

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Re: October Randoms

  • Thanks, ladies. Just needed to vent about it and DH is a little squeamish especially when it has to do with “his best friend” (my vagina).  :D
    LDSJM123TiffRox81austinjlkburg15
  • @kburg15 It's beyond frustrating! I don't know about you but we have to pay whether she is there or not. She's contracted for 40 hours a week because it's the cheapest route to take. I could see needing to pay if I made a change to her schedule or we had a vacation planned but 99% of the time she isn't at daycare because she is sick with something she caught FROM THERE! I'm not even sure when she's "supposed" to be clear to go back after this round but they got a lot of money for the 1 day they had to take care of her.

    @LDSJM123 I can take a look & give some feedback, too! If it's anything like your IG stories/posts I'm sure it'll be fun :)

    @FTM53 How annoying! I hope everything down there calms down & you can get some normalcy before trying for #2!
    LDSJM123kburg15
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  • @LDSJM123 I'm obsessed. Can't wait to see more!

    @FTM53 wow that is a lot going on! Hopefully everything starts to go back to normal for you guys. And yay more babies!
    LDSJM123
  • @FTM53 I'm sorry to hear bouncing back down there hasn't been real easy. I can relate to the difference in periods. Big time! It's so annoying!!! And I feel like they come quicker than ever, these months. Ugh! Maybe KY can help a bit with the sex? On a side note, I love his "pet name"....his friend, haha!! 

    My neighbor has her LO in daycare and has struggled with some of those same issues. It's really frustrating! Especially with what daycare costs these days!! 
  • @LDSJM123 I too will check out your blog!! Thanks for posting the link.
    LDSJM123
  • @LDSJM123 Blog looks great!! 

    @FTM53 Ugh that sounds like a nightmare, hope you start feeling better. No fun!!

    Add us to the tantrum club after all. Oh my. Grumpasaurus Rex over here. He is currently watching Frozen for the third time today because he won the fight at bedtime with DH tonight and I’m too tired to be the enforcer this time. I know it will bite me in the butt tomorrow night but ugh...
    Married 6/1/13
    BFP #1 7/2013 MMC 9/17/13
    BFP #2 5/2014 MC 6/15/14
    BFP #3 11/13/14 (Found in ER with ruptured cyst) Diagnosed MC 11/15/14
    BFP #4  4/2015 MC 7/1/15
    BFP #5 10/21/15  EDD 7/3/16 Praying for our rainbow! 
    LDSJM123babycakesday
  • @LDSJM123  Do you follow pinchofyum.com?  It's a food blog that has been very successful, they make their entire income off of it now and have lots of content related to how they were able to grow it as a business/how important photography is etc.  I know that might not be your ultimate goal with the blog but it might be interesting to you in any case!  I love food blogs, so I follow a lot of them and I find that having really beautiful pictures along with sharing a bit of your personal life makes it engaging for readers.
    LDSJM123FTM53kburg15
  • I love the pinch of yum blog! I've followed it for a while. Who wouldn't want to make a million dollars off a food blog? Lol 

    M hates footed pj's but her socks fall off at night in her sleep. Even when I pull them over over her pj pants. And she doesn't stay under the blankets and I'm noticing that she's waking up with cold feet (and arms when the pjs has short sleeves). We keep the house at 68-70 all year, so it's not too cold I don't think? I'm just at a loss how to keep her warm at night. 
    kburg15
  • @LDSJM123 I feel like that's going to be exactly what we go through as the weather dips. My plan is a couple fleece sleep sacks. Not sure what else to do!!
    shaylalrFTM53LDSJM123
  • @LDSJM123 Thankfully P is ok with footies but he doesn’t keep his blanket on either and his feet and hands get SO cold if I have him in regular jammies. He also wets the bed if he’s in regular two piece jammies since he has a terrible habit of sticking his hand down his diaper if he has access. Anyways, maybe non footie jammies with tighter cuffs by the ankles and thicker socks you could tuck under the cuffs? Maybe that would hold the socks on better for M? I feel like the one piece jammies without feet sometimes have really nice tight ankle cuffs so I usually have pretty good luck with socks with those. Or calf height socks? 
    Married 6/1/13
    BFP #1 7/2013 MMC 9/17/13
    BFP #2 5/2014 MC 6/15/14
    BFP #3 11/13/14 (Found in ER with ruptured cyst) Diagnosed MC 11/15/14
    BFP #4  4/2015 MC 7/1/15
    BFP #5 10/21/15  EDD 7/3/16 Praying for our rainbow! 
    FTM53LDSJM123kburg15
  • LDSJM123LDSJM123 member
    edited October 2017
    I'm sure those of you that follow me on IG have seen the tiny tornado in action. I can not picture getting her in a sleep slack! She never stops moving, EVER. Can the kiddos move in them? Or walk even? Hope that's not a really stupid question. We have never used them on her.
    shaylalr[Deleted User]
  • We call Elise our tiny hurricane. She loves the sleep sacks!! She definitely cannot walk in them, but she can roll around and stand up in them. There’s tons of room in them. We use the halo sleep sacks in large right now. We put it on right before we put her down and take it off right when she wakes up. 
    LDSJM123
  • 68-70 doesn't sound too cold to me!!!  

    I'm trying to do footie pajamas (Elijah is not a huge fan either...) but not fleece because then he gets soooooo sweaty.  Elijah throws his blankets out of the crib at some point during the night.  I'm a little bit worried but hopefully, we'll figure something out!
  • Maybe she is warm even if her feet or arms are cold? I know that makes no sense but S seems to be comfy even when her feet feel cold but I'm the same way. DH will tell me my hands or feet are cold but I don't even notice? I think at this age they probably know how to grab a blanket themselves if they're cold...or maybe I'm dreaming idk.
  • S doesnt' mind footies although she prefers to be on the cooler end of the spectrum.  @ldsjm123 - it is interesting that she doesn't mind sleeping in socks but doesn't like footies...I wonder if you could take fleece jams for the warmth and cut off the feet...maybe it would balance out?  I was thinking something along the lines of sewing buttons on the socks to button them to the ankles of the pj pants but then how is that different than footie jammies??
    LDSJM123
  • Maybe you could do socks under the footie pajamas if it’s the elastic that’s bothering her? I specifically remember hating footie pajamas as a kid as that was why. Luckily F likes them the best, but we have a fan on and he throws his blankets out of the crib, so I always worry about him staying warm enough too. 
  • shaylalrshaylalr member
    edited October 2017
    Edit: never mind! 
  • Does anyone else feel like their kid has some kicking morning breath.  Gross.
    shaylalr[Deleted User]TiffRox81
  • @kmurdock925 OMG YES! There are some mornings it's like "DANG! Don't breathe on me.."

    So...my best friend (finally) had her baby. To spare everyone the annoying details of the last 2 days I'll just share that while I'm excited for her I'm worried about her as a new mom. I'm hoping I don't lose a best friend but the last couple months have been so hard to try and be a supportive friend and I really feel like she might not be entirely ready to have a baby in her life. I hope I'm wrong but I worry about her in the coming months but also don't think I'll have the emotional strength to try and help her without losing it and telling her she's not the first person to ever have a baby (because there were so many times I wanted to tell her she wasn't the first person to ever be pregnant!) Does anyone have any thoughts?
    kmurdock925[Deleted User]TiffRox81
  • @honeybear40 - Ha, I'm like girlfriend you need a mint, haha.


    Is your friend typically a little dramatic about the rest of her non preg/baby related life?  Without knowing specific details is she maybe just really excited and failing to see the reactions of everyone around her?  Trying to give the benefit of the doubt.  I know some people develop anxiety around pregnancy, hormones, etc- maybe it is that?


    I would say if it is bothering you and you don't think anyone's welfare is at stake/she has others as a support system just give some distance and/or minimal/short get togethers.

  • Stupid app! Just catching up here..

    @kmurdock925 yes! She drools in her sleep and her mattress smells horrible because of that. So it's her breath and just her face in general from being in the drool all night. Yuck.

    @HoneyBear40 that's rough. I only have one close friend who's had a baby (just had her second) but she wasn't like that at all so I'm not quite sure what would be best to do. I'm trying to think of a tactful way to tell her to shut up, but I'm coming up empty.
  • winnie1122winnie1122 member
    edited October 2017
    Any of your littles have any side effects from 15 mo shots? P had his yesterday (late, somehow we never scheduled his checkup and I just realized it this week) and has been fine, but I put him down for a late nap this afternoon because our schedule got a bit off and he’s still sleeping. He’s really consistent with nap lengths and if anything he is more likely to skip a nap than take a longer one. He’s been sound asleep for over four hours. I could wake him up but he’s out HARD. Just weird, maybe timing with shots is coincidence but I get a little anxious about vaccinations always and he’s had reactions before (rashes and fever) so I’m on high alert!

    Update: he did end up sleeping forever (til this morning!) but seems fine so I guess he was just really really tired somehow!
    Married 6/1/13
    BFP #1 7/2013 MMC 9/17/13
    BFP #2 5/2014 MC 6/15/14
    BFP #3 11/13/14 (Found in ER with ruptured cyst) Diagnosed MC 11/15/14
    BFP #4  4/2015 MC 7/1/15
    BFP #5 10/21/15  EDD 7/3/16 Praying for our rainbow! 
    kmurdock925
  • schaze - yes to the night drool!  The smell of spit is so gross


    @winnie1122- Glad all is well.  I know shots can suck the energy right out of them.

  • Well the bump locked me out again! I swear they have it out for me. J is due for her 15 month shots on Halloween. I might call and have that changed. It was bad planning on my part. 

    So we've been ttc since May and now my periods are all irregular. My doctor said she's pretty sure I have PCOS, but won't know 100% for sure until my bloodwork comes back. Trying to stay positive, but I feel like this is about to get a lot harder for us. One recommendation was to try and change my diet to help my weight loss. Working out and trying to eat healthy isn't enough. She recommended that I do a paleo or a keto diet. Has anyone ever tried either? Was it hard? Worth it? Recipes or websites? 
  • @LDSJM123 I finally was about to sit down at my desk and look at your blog. It looks great. I love the recipes especially the pictures. I have to say when I look at blogs and they include pictures of the process I am more likely to try it. It helps me know I am following the steps correctly. I can't wait to see more recipes! 
    TiffRox81LDSJM123kburg15
  • I've been having major app trouble too. Which is sad because that's by far the easiest way for me to get on here and communicate with you ladies. I've missed you!

    YES!!!! to the pictures. I agree! Always super yummy looking, and helps me to know I'm on track in the process, haha!

    @babycakesday I'm sorry to hear that :( I have had a lot of friends follow Paleo and Whole30 for personal goals and found them to be tastier/easier than they thought. I feel like Pinterest is a savior in that respect!! You can literally type in Whole30 Recipes and Pin away!!
    babycakesdayLDSJM123
  • I finally have access to type again!
    @kmurdock925 and @schaze - this friend isn't usually dramatic but claims to have depression & anxiety even though I've never noticed those signs in her and we've been friends for 8 years. As soon as she got pregnant everything was just terrible and there was always a complaint about something even when she had a seemingly smooth pregnancy. She was induced early (for a reason I'm still not convinced is real, says she jokingly told the dr it would work better for her/their family to have the baby Mon/Tue of last week) and while she was in the hospital was sending snap chats like "omg this is really happening". It seems that after a week of being a mom she's doing ok but I worry about her in the upcoming months. Her pregnancy was exhausting enough to try to be there emotionally.

    @babycakesday Sorry to hear that but sounds like you do have options! I know my cousins have done Whole30 and once they got over the initial adjustment they are still doing well with it. Not sure about a paleo/keto diet though...only diet I've been able to stick with myself is the one for GD. Good luck!
  • @honeybear40 - Interesting she says she has depression/anxiety.  I say this because one of my very good friends suffers from anxiety.  She had a Sept 16 baby so we went through most of our pregnancies together.  If she didn't tell you that she had anxiety you would never know it- she was very private about it but has suffered from it since pre-teen/early teen years.  It wasn't until she was pregnant where I could ever see the anxiety - granted, she was also very open to me about it because she knew it was a judgment free zone.  It could easily come off to someone unknowing of her struggles as being self-centered or acting like she is the only person that has ever been pregnant but it was really her anxiety kicking in.  The last week of her pregnancy she absolutely broke down in fear of not being able to be a good mom/etc. and I had her call her ob right away who was great and got her into a PPD specialist at Ohio State the next day.   She got the help that she needed and has been great since- wishes she would have gone sooner and realized that getting help/taking meds as prescribed isn't bad for the baby.


    This got long...I guess my suggestion would be- if she really truly is suffering from anxiety it may not be something that looks like what the traditional view of anxiety is- especially with all of the hormones in her still.  Encourage her to seek help.  If you can't handle it then I would just slowly build some distance because tension won't be good for either one of you. 


    @babycakesday - no advice but good luck.  It sounds like you're on the right path to being proactive!

    babycakesday
  • I am so sorry about the possible PCOS. I'm not well versed in it, but we are all here for you. 

    I keep seeing Keto diet stuff-- it seems to be growing in popularity. Head to the library and check out some books. 
    babycakesday
  • Thanks guys! I'm definitely just trying to do a lot of research about PCOS and low carb eating. I've also been tracking all my carbs for the past couple of days and I am sooo off on the low carb thing. I plan on coming up with some go to healthy lunches and dinners. That seems to be my problem areas. Hopefully the weight loss will help jump start my period. 

    @honeybear40 I'm glad it wasn't just me that was locked out! On the anxiety/depression thing, I will say that some people hide it very well. I was able to hide it from my husband for about a month before I had a complete meltdown. I hid my PPD/PPA from all my friends for the past year and no one had a clue until I came right out and said after J's one birthday. Not everyone shows it the same way. I agree with @kmurdock925 Maybe bring it up and see if she'll mention it to her doctor. Otherwise, create distance. It's only going to get worse. Sometimes it's just time to let go of friends. Sorry I can't be more helpful! 
    kmurdock925FTM53
  • @kmurdock925 Good to know, thanks! It just floors me that when she became pregnant is when she said she suffers and it wasn't even directly to me it was in a Facebook comment on something. Felt like I didn't really know my best friend.

    @babycakesday Nope, wasn't just you! It was super sad to be on the outside looking in on our threads - I could read all of the posts but wasn't able to give any love or replies :(
  • @HoneyBear40 This happens to my account like 2 months out of every 8 months. Its bs!
  • @babycakesday I did hardcore Paleo before I got pregnant. I lost a ton of weight, my migraines disappeared, I had more energy, it was awesome. The first few weeks are tough with cravings, etc. but after that it just becomes second nature. I have a ton of cookbooks with my favorite recipes that I can send you pictures of if you’d like!
    babycakesdayFTM53
  • @shanparadise Yes send me pictures! I'm trying a million different recipes to find ones I like. I figure once I find a few I love it'll make it easier for me. 
    kmurdock925
  • Just get back to the bump.  What is up with this app?  @babycakesday my cousin has done whole30 program and she swears by it!  I have no personal experience.  

    Advice welcome.  Is anyone having a really hard time in their marriage since having a baby?  I work part time and stay at home the rest of the week.  I do the majority of the childcare and housework.  My husband works full time.  He feels overburdened with being the financial provider.  I feel overburdened with being the 24/7 parent.  I do all middle of the night wake ups and morning wake ups with our son even on days when we're both home (except he has gotten up with our son one time- my birthday this year).  I do all the cooking during the week (he's supposed to do weekends which usually doesn't happen and then we get takeout and then he complains about spending money).  Man I feel like this rant could go on but I'll stop there.  What's a gal to do?  
    babycakesdayFTM53kburg15
  • @austinjl We went through a rough patch for awhile. The biggest thing was just talking. We talked a lot and he saw my side of it more. And I saw his side. We take turns on the weekend if we can. Maybe go out just the two of you if you can? I think they forget that being a mom is a full time job. We aren't sitting around the house just watching tv and taking naps. I know DH was more helpful and we split the chores more when I was working before baby. He didn't see that even though I dont have an actual job now with set hours outside of the home I had a lot on my plate being a full time stay at home mom. So my advice is just to talk. 

    I think AF is finally showing up after being MIA for 2 months. Hopefully my cycle goes back to normal now that Im working on my eating and fitness. Thinking of invesring on some ovulation strips. Anyone tried using them before? Any luck? 
    austinjl
  • @babycakesday - I've used them and have friends who have as well with much success :)
    babycakesday
  • @babycakesday I’ve used them and they worked for me for P! I was apparently not in sync with the number day my fertility charting predicted so if I hadn’t used the strips I wouldn’t have known and probably would have been trying even longer. I liked the digital handle ones from clear blue. 
    Married 6/1/13
    BFP #1 7/2013 MMC 9/17/13
    BFP #2 5/2014 MC 6/15/14
    BFP #3 11/13/14 (Found in ER with ruptured cyst) Diagnosed MC 11/15/14
    BFP #4  4/2015 MC 7/1/15
    BFP #5 10/21/15  EDD 7/3/16 Praying for our rainbow! 
    babycakesday
  • I feel like they're helpful! I didn't use them but have had friends that did. Plus I agree with ovulating and days not always syncing to the norm!!

    Ugh! I believe some of you may remember that "friend" I told you about that I've felt had been kind of subtly rude for a while now. And despite her actions I feel I've tried to just continue to kill her with kindness and  rush off her actions when we have to see her, but I don't go out of my way to do anything with her or her husband solo....I feel like it's worked well enough. 

    We're in this Couples fantasy football league. I know nothing about football and I feel a lot of it is freaking luck! Well somehow my team is doing pretty darn good, lol. This week I played the Gem of a friend. I won by some amazing playing tonight! Didn't take long for the group thread texts to start. Anyway then her husband kind of chimed in...I feel like. I've always loved Him as a friend and he's been the only reason I've put up with her attitude but boy if that changes I'm really done! He put some GIF in our text strand of like a hot lady's body with a Donald trump head and the caption was All I do is win win win. I was confused if it was meant for me but I think it was. And I don't think it was meant to be nice. As if I can cheat in fantasy football, lol. Then when I posted a Bitmoji comment he wrote back and said he saw my bitmoji at a Tracy chapman concert wearing a flannel. Again I think it was supposed to be some kind of insult?! I swear I'm just so over these people. I get that they're probably both mad/hurt that we don't parent and treat our kid the way they do theirs but geez do you need to be rude?! It's not like we're holed up in our house under rocks. We go places. We see them plenty, if you ask me! So now I junk I'm done responding to things on that text stand. Ugh!! Sorry - thanks for letting me vent!! My friends here are hard to talk to because I refuse to say anything to anyone where it can get back to her somehow and be misconstrued. Certainly not worth any more drama. 
    babycakesdayFTM53kburg15
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