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    You guys, it's my baby's last day as a one-year old and I am feeling every type of way.

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    I am so not ready for that! This one is so rough with everything being the last time. 
    He finally doesn’t have a pacifier anymore. He love the garbage truck so I told him I put it in the trash and the truck took it. He cries for it sometimes and then says “trash, truck got it.”
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    Happy Happy Birthday, N!!!! Enjoy your special day!!
    @megpeg that so sweet though for him to think about it that way. I can’t believe the things they say/connect in their minds or the  difference this year has made (again). 💜 
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    Happy Birthday Nora!!! Can’t believe she’s 2! Or that ours will be 2 next 😭 enjoy it @ashtuesday I’ll be thinking about you today as I’m sure you’re overwhelmed as I would be. 
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    Well, we had to baby proof Everything today. Declan has figured out how to climb baby gates and open doors. Both of my other two kids rooms have been overhauled. My basement is a disaster because most stuff had to get taken down there and I just cleaned it a few weeks ago. 
    The flu hit our house and poor baby got it last. I stayed up with him all Thursday night because I was afraid he was going to aspirate in his sleep because he kept trying to swallow it back down. I felt so bad for him. He is doing better and drinking and eating normally but is still having diarrhea on and off.
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    @megpeg Nate has the flu too. Glad everyone is better!! Good luck with the baby proofing. 
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    @megpeg what a time for you all! How scary with the sleeping.  Glad Declan’s started on the road to feeling better. We haven’t had climbing over here, which I’m super thankful for. I get so overwhelmed when everything ends up in one area - so much luck going through the basement. 

    @mccurleya hope Nate is feeling better! Poor kiddos with the flu, it must be so miserable. 

    @ashtuesday how was N’s birthday? 

    @DDRRT1982 hope all is well and you’re able to get some rest here and there before the baby comes. 
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    The sickness returned again Sunday morning. DH is sick too and my oldest didn’t go to school today because he couldn’t stop coughing. 
    Declan has also started whistling. It’s really weird.

    @mccurleya I hope Nate is better!
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    Thanks for Nora's birthday wishes, all!  The flu is running through my house too - I had it two weeks ago and then (despite having their flu shots in October and getting preventative Tamiflu when I was diagnosed and me literally wearing a mask any time I interacted with my own children) Murph got it last week.  We were planning on having a small family party for Nora this past weekend, but then everyone but my parents cancelled out of flu-fears.  So my parents came for dinner and ice cream cake on Nora's birthday and she wound up having a good day.  Was going to take her out this past weekend to do special one-on-one things, but then Nora herself got sick.  Is it spring yet?!  Looking into tickets for Sesame Street Live next week so I can at least do SOMETHING special for the kid.

    @megpeg I'm sorry everyone in your family is sick - there is just no getting on top of it this damn flu season.  And playing caretaker incessantly is almost worse than being sick itself!  I LOVE Declan's response to the garbage truck taking his pacifier - that is too cute!!! 

    @mccurleya I'm sorry Nate is sick too - I hope he's feeling better soon!!!

    @DDRRT1982 I can't believe you are so close to baby's arrival already!!!  Good luck with labor and delivery - can't wait to hear all about your new LO!

    @shoretobe How are you feeling?  Has Maeve moved into her big girl room yet?
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    @DDRRT1982 😍😍😍 He is so beautiful!!!!  Congratulations!!!!  Enjoy every snuggle ❤️
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    @DDRRT1982 he’s so handsome!!!! That face in the first picture is priceless!!! Hope you’re feeling as good as possible and everyone is doing well. So excited for you 💜 

    @ashtuesday @megpeg and @mccurleya  you all need spring to get all the crud if the season so move on. Hope everyone feels better quickly (and it stays away after this round). 

    We haven’t moved Maeve yet (so much procrastination over here). Her furniture is ordered (the dresser and bed frame since it was just mattress and box springs on the floor). We have like zero storage in the house so I’m hoping to have some energy this weekend to clear out/declutter and paint before her furniture is delivered in early March. 

    This pregnancy is so different in so many ways, but I’m feeling pretty good, just very tired. Dr. says the baby is doing well and I’m thankful to feel movement regularly now. 
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    I hope everyone is feeling better now! 

    @DDRRT1982 Congratulations!!!! He is so cute ❤️
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    @DDRRT1982 congratulations!
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    Ugh guys, we are going on day 10 of Declan’s being sick. I am so tired. I can’t sleep worrying he is going to vomit and aspirate because he tries not to let it out. DH feels the same and hardly sleeps either. We are like zombies.
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    @megpeg that’s awful and completely exhausting. I’m so sorry. How long can this last? How’s everyone else? You two need a nice dinner and a big sleep in once this is over. 
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    One of my friends said her daughters was 14 days. My other two kids are pretty good- one has a respiratory thing but isn’t too bad. 
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    So sorry, @megpeg
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    Feeling for you, @megpeg!
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    We are finally out of the puking pattern but since it was at the same time every night I still wake up and can’t go back to sleep. I am just thankful he is feeling better. 
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    @megpeg glad he’s feeling better!
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    Hope you’re finally able to get some rest @megpeg

    how was everyone’s Valentine’s Day? 
    Who is our next birthday?
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    @shoretobe Valentine's was good here - pretty uneventful. How was yours?

    Opinion question for you mamas - trying to see if there are variables here we're not seeing. Murph will be one in April, so she'll be moving out of our room. We planned on moving her in with Nora, but with the recent endless string of sickness + nighttime wake-ups, we're rethinking. We have one other bedroom, but it's on the first floor.  Because we want a big family, N and M will almost certainly have to share at some point, even if we move eventually.  The options:
    - M could have the first floor room. Pro: has her own space. There's a first floor place to play that isn't my living room! Will be older when they start sharing, so nighttime wake-ups could be managed better?  Con: will be older when they start sharing, so could be a harder adjustment. I don't like M being alone on the first floor (us taking this room is a no-go right now: it is too small for a bed AND crib, which we hope to need again eventually).
    - Or move them in together now.  Rips the bandaid of cohabitating sisters, could have rough nighttimes. Both are good sleepers, and they're on the same schedule, so I guess it's only a concern when someone's sick right now.

    Anything we're missing?  Which would you choose?
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    @ashtuesday when do you plan on having another? I honestly don’t know what I’d do but you could do a trial run. Maybe put a pack n play in Nora’s room and try a couple nights and see if they keep each other up. If not, move the crib in and just start them out sharing so it’s not a big deal later. I only have one floor but I’d be too paranoid to leave a kid that far away from me on a separate floor. If I was on the first floor and then on second it’d be different. 
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    @ashtuesday I think I’d try them sharing a room. I would think they’d get use to it and may even help each other sleep. A test run of a week or so is a good idea if it’s feasible. I agree with @mccurleya that it would be a little different if you & DH were downstairs and one of the kids were upstairs. My husband is like “Mr. Safety” and I think it’s rubbed off on me a little in that I’m nervous to leave windows open because the kids are in the front of the house and we’re in the back. I think since they will be together eventually - just go for sharing and see how it works. Also can you make that first floor bedroom like a playroom for now? Then it’s another spot that’s their space if they need some “me time”. 

    Keep us posted and good luck! 
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    edited February 2020
    I would try it out too. Maybe 2 weeks just because it takes a bit for little ones to get used to something new. 
    There is no way I would want my little ones on a different floor. I wasn’t allowed to move to a downstairs bedroom by myself until I was 12. Just for safety reasons.
     Who is the next birthday? Declan is the 9th.
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    Nate and @shoretobe are the 27th (we’re last!) 
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    Big family here...one of the best things about my kids all being close in age is how close they are.  They prefer sleeping together and honestly it really helps me concentrate on keeping one less area clean.  We have enough rooms for the oldest four to have their own rooms, but they prefer being together.  That won’t last for too long, but for now the bonding experience and learning to share and be respectful of other’s needs is valuable. I would put the girls together until it doesn’t work.  
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    What size diaper is everyone in now? Nate needs to move up to a 7 and that just sounds crazy to me. I really wish we could potty train. 
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    Thanks, ladies - I think you're right that sharing is the best move!  @mccurleya asking when we planned on having another (going to start trying again at the end of the summer) clicked in a big piece of the puzzle for me - I was only thinking about the dynamics of N and M, not really with a new baby, and I don't want Murph to feel like she would lose her room to a new baby and have those dynamics thrown. @DDRRT1982 you made me think of my own situation - I had my own room and later had to bunk up with my brother for a few years and I hated it soooo much - better to have them share from the get-go and keep it a positive experience!!

    @mccurleya Nora's in a 4. We're amping up potty usage, and planning on going full force come summer (I want to do it while I'm home a while, and spring break is already reserved for moving them in together).  I bought that "Potty Train in 3 Days" book but haven't read it yet - I think N might be too headstrong for its approach from what I know so far.
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    @mccurleya Declan’s in 5’s. We potty as he wants and I am going to start doing a little more as it gets warmer. My other 2 didn’t potty train until right around three. The pediatrician said that most kids bladders aren’t ready until then.
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    Maybe Nate is just oddly big. His diapers keep rubbing him raw around his hips and they just look tight. But he definitely doesn’t meet the weight requirements of even the 6 🤷🏻‍♀️

    I plan to start potty training fully this summer. I know there will be accidents, but that’s the only time I have to try.
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    @mccurleya I wonder if a different brand might be cut just a little different that it would give him room where he needed? Maybe that’s a silly thought though as long as there isn’t a leak issue I’d just move up. I hate how the bigger the size the less diapers in a pack. 😤 I think we’re are also going to try for summer potty training since I’ll be home. Hoping she shows an interest by then because right now she has absolute zero interest. 

    @ashtuesday good luck with moving day (I guess it’s a bit away - I’m sure getting my days/months all jumbled). 

    @DDRRT1982 how are you doing?

    @megpeg has that bug finally moved on? Have you gotten a chance for a good sleep? 
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    @shoretobe Declan’s is fine now but my daughter was sick last week and my other son and DH are sick today. It’s never ending.
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    @megpeg - I’m so sorry 😔 sounds just awful 
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    DH went to work today and my son will tomorrow. To add to everything we had our house appraised today so I have been barely sleeping trying to make sure everything looked great. We put in a new backsplash and new trim last weekend and I repainted all the old trim and doors and cleaned like crazy.
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    Good luck! @megpeg
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    Happy leap year! We’re going to a birthday party today. What are your plans? 
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    @mccurleya we went to a birthday party too! 
    How are these babies all so big? Hope everyone had a fun weekend. Spring ahead next weekend - warm weather can’t be too far behind. Happy March!
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    Sam turned 2 on Thursday.  I can’t believe it.  I wish I could share a video here, bc it’s so cute when she realized we were singing to her.  I’ll leave a pic instead.  
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