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  • Subtlety did not prevent 3 people who felt utterly (haha see what I did there?) entitled to walk in my office. So I replaced the picture of my son surrounded by DO NOT ENTER with " Do not enter for any reason." And shoved a binder under my door. …
  • I sleep on my stomach and haven't had any issues.
  • I didn't start pumping or bottle feeding until I went back to work with my first and - like I said - I had problems keeping up with demand. I have a new pump and good eater w this one, but still nervous. Oh yeah - and I got pregnant when my first wa…
  • Thanks for the help. All of this is so similar to DS's eating habits. I'll be trying and doing more of everything above.
  • Thanks for the feedback, everyone. We were able to work this out without all of the emotional animus that this thread seemed to predict. I did share this thread with my mom, though, and she's asking me to say "thanks" on her behalf. So thanks, every…
  • Be very firm. I'd say, "I've asked you before not touch my belly and you're still doing it. You're being very disrespectful and need to stop." The kid has boundary issues. Don't be afraid to be the adult. If the MIL gives you any trouble, just rea…
  • It's easy to misread all of this as complaining, but my initial wtf reaction aside - this is actually about making the most of what I have. My goal is to make everything easiest for all of us and what I'm saying is that 1) giving them the playroom s…
  • I say stay out of it, too. You won't look tacky, b/c you're not the hostess. People will also decide for themselves what they can afford. And if it results in fewer people, don't worry about it, b/c anytime someone throws you a shower, it's somethin…
  • I know from an "I owe you so much and you've been through so much" standpoint, it's a no-brainer. As a practical matter, though, I'm struggling to come around. I don't entirely know what to expect having 2U2. Being pregnant and having one was overwh…
  • PrivacyWanted said: jf198400 said: Who on earth thinks steak is a good choice for little kids??? DD had steak at 6 months old. Pretty common for BLW. What's the problem? Sorry, OP. That sucks. I honestly don't know how yo…
  • Iblamethebeer said: SparkySharky said: I don't think she had any reason to think it wasn't ok to grab whatever she could find in the fridge as she had before. She was probably half-blinded by the idea of getting to have a steak herself…
  • PrivacyWanted said: jf198400 said: Who on earth thinks steak is a good choice for little kids??? DD had steak at 6 months old. Pretty common for BLW. What's the problem? Sorry, OP. That sucks. I honestly don't know how yo…
  • I don't think she had any reason to think it wasn't ok to grab whatever she could find in the fridge as she had before. She was probably half-blinded by the idea of getting to have a steak herself as she decided on what to do for dinner.  That sai…
  • I would just say something very similar to what PPs said: I know we talked about having you in the delivery room with me, but as the time has gotten closer, my feelings have unexpectedly changed. I know you're going to be disappointed, but do you mi…
  • Please keep talking to me, all. I've got 5 more weeks before baby is due.  :!!
  • Blocking her isn't an option, b/c then I'd have to block DH's whole fam to make sure nothing got back to her. And I'd have to block all of DH's friends whom she has friended to make sure there was no overlap. And I'd probably have to block the smatt…
  • Keep it b/t you and the baby. Vent to your DH, but don't let him weigh in on how things should be problem-solved. Your instincts are the best guide and sometimes the DH will just pile his fears on top of yours and muddy-up your ability to know what'…
  • I'm starting take offense with how often everyone asks me if I have GD and if I had it with the last one - but the tone is that they're not really asking. They're just confirming their suspicions. Since overweight people tend to be at a higher risk,…
  • I guess I would said, "Oh! So you must have been able to stay home with your kids, too? That's wonderful."
  • It looks like a lot of people posted after that post - a lost dog, an unhappy daughter, Monday blues, Tuesday blues - how does this particular post implicate one post which the OP may or may not have seen? 
  • This post pretty much sums up my feelings on everyone's reaction to what seems like a pretty innocent and benign post: http://www.renegademothering.com/2013/11/19/stop-trying-to-one-up-my-pain-it-never-works/ Someone else has it worse than you, to…
  • wife07mom09 said: it changes with whats going on. however if you are with your child until 1 pm I guess I wonder why there is not more time to play?  can't his dad catch up on laundry and dishes after your child goes to bed? ps pregnancy does…
  • Hilarious. My favorite line (so far): She should be playing with Amish carts and brown-skinned Waldorf dolls bought on Etsy, but instead she’s singing “Todos juntos!” with her face 4-inches from her brother’s Kindle Fire. I had to stop just to pos…
  • I think you just edit it and remove the text. I don't know that you can delete the entire post altogether.
  • I have a DC center that gives me a part-time rate. You'll find them if you keep looking. But some places consider PT an 8-hour day 2-3 days a week, and other places consider PT to be less than 5 hours a day regardless of the number of days per week.
  • He's also going to be worried about whether you'll accept him as an authority (as you mentioned) and if you'll make him look bad or end up competing with him for promotions. I would act as if concerns about his expertise never even crossed your mind…
  • I eventually heard back from the back-up doctor who switched his med. Thanks for the advice about the probiotic. I didn't realize it could help with diarrhea. We're so on it...  B-)
  • Same experience here. DS has had a runny nose for all but a couple weeks over the past 6-7 months, in addition to a couple of viruses. On top of that he's had chronic ear infections that we're now having tubes inserted. We're at our limit, too. I ju…
  • Mine will be 15 months apart and management doesn't care at all - and I'm a professional at a large Fortune 500 company where you'd think family was frowned upon. My coworkers, however, are probably a smidge annoyed; but not by much. I'm able to d…
  • He threw up once without food in his stomach and once with food. I'm annoyed no one has called, but my google experts (loving that that's where I'm getting my medical advice...) say it's ok to just take the dose even if it's late. I'm hoping that's …
  • If John's boss wants to dictate who is invited, John's boss should throw the shower. That is ridiculous! Seconded.
  • I feel like I've been working and watching every penny for so long that I can't even fathom being independently wealthy. I think I'd continue to work for awhile, but I imagine I'd eventually find my motivation waning.  I think if my husband and I …
  • I hope she turns for you, but - for the record - I had a c-section and it was awesome. Don't knock it till you try it.  :-bd
  • I don't think it's crazy or overbearing. She texted to see how you were, probably to remind you or reinforce that her offer to help was genuine. When she didn't hear back, she unobtrusively called her sister to get an update. The woman has carte bla…
  • Oh and I assume she hasn't taken us up on babysitting bc she apparently doesn't trust anyone but my MIL to keep track of her allergies. As a side note: my SIL and BIL have vastly different levels of caution regarding the allergies.
  • I think tickets to a game are the way to go here. My SIL is on a special diet due to my miece's allergies. They have one "approved" restaurant but I'm not sure why it's not an option now.
  • Her response of "called it first" is totally childish, but then you went ahead and planned yours anyway. It's your DH who is getting screwed if your closest friends don't show, so I guess I wild have said to friend, "don't you think it's kind of chi…
  • I told her that I'd already asked around and no one was interested but that we'd still like to take them to dinner. Her response was that they can't go out for dinner. And can I find her some models then? I hope to god she never trolls this site b…
  • I have swollen ankles and calves at the end of my workday, but nothing very worrisome or extreme. I think I'll still ask my doctor about it tho...
  • There's no shortage of snarky people on here. You get to know what they are snarky about and you get used to dealing with them. It's definitely a take it or leave it situation and no one would blame you if you stopped visiting the site. I think a …