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Thread: Parenting After LT TTC ~ January - April 2008

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    Trying again...

    Sazz - looking beautiful hunny. I love that C hugs everything. So cute.

    Willow - congrats again. It must feel weird and wonderful all at the same time. Very jealous, but very happy for you!

    ktgirl and Shannon - how do you get the time to post? I love hearing twin stories and it's going to be so rewarding when they start playing together and teaching each other things. DS already learns from the other kids at mum's group.

    marcellus - If you are thinking that you wanted to be the mum who did gymbaroo, swimming, dance, music, library reading time, etc then don't beat yourself up. A is still so young! He learns and has fun just doing boring repetitive things. DS is constantly going to the kitchen floor and licking the same tile all the time! It's gross and I don't know why he does it, but he loves it!! Kids need alone time to think about what they have seen and done and to build their imaginations too.
    You are a great mum, you are still bf (yay!) and A is very loved and will be very secure and confident.
    Do we all think that we put too high expectations on ourselves because we 'did IVF' therefore we wanted this child, therefore we must be the best parent? I wanted to do cloth nappies and baby signing. I did neither! Maybe next time?!

    miss c - it's early days yet...come and go as you please. One day you will look back (like I do know) and wonder how you made it. It's so tough sometimes. Good to hear you are getting help - that's great.

    BW - It's great when they start to bat at their toys with hands and feet. You can see them really growing up. Then one day soon S will be coming to the loo with you, and you will wish you could leave him behind on the floor!



    Monnie - good to see you as always!

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    Thanks guys, really appreciate your support. must go....

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    Hi Ladies, Have been a bit slack with reading up on what is happening in everyone's lives, so am trying to catch up on what has been happening

    Marcellus, you have some awesome responses from the girls, don't think there is anything that I could add really. You are already doing a fantastic job

    Miss C, So glad to hear that you are getting help with your PND.

    BW, I hear you on the velcro baby! My DS is one of them too, and we still have those days even now... I think he is just a stubborn little person though lol. Hope you can get some sleep and rest on the weekend, even though I know the MTX knocks you around for quite a few days..

    Lenny, I was PMSL at your comment about your DS licking the same tile. I had DS trying to chew the floorboards a week or so ago, made me laugh!

    Well, we are on to tooth number 6 now! He is pushing them through quite quickly at the moment, so I suppose it explains why he is being the way he is at the moment. We did have 2 nights this week, where he went down for a 5 hour sleep before waking... that was quite a shock.

    Things are getting me down lately, and I've tried to talk to DH about it, he thinks I'm suffering from lack of sleep. I explained that some days I feel a little sad, other days I'm fine. Mostly I'm finding it hard to deal with things/life in general, like our house being an absolute bomb site, trying to deal with the insurance company about our roof needing replacing after the hail storm last year, heaps of family dramas going on at the moment...
    I think what is getting to me is the fact that I just can't work out what is actually wrong...It's like I'm stressed, but I'm not?? that doesn't make much sense...maybe Im finding everything overwhelming at the moment? must go, DS is awake

    Nic

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    Nic - Lack of sleep certainly won't help, even if it's not the main problem. I think we do come to these crisis points when everything just overwhelms us for a bit. Sometimes we only really know the real problem once it resolves and we feel better.... Getting some rest might help you to evaluate the situation more clearly, though it does seem like it's a little more complicated than just lack of sleep

    you made me laugh lenny, thanks. Yes, I do have trouble finding time to fit in gym around playgroup, swimming, reading class and acquarobics, not to mention getting my nails done.... God, if I manage to get one thing done in a day that actually involves leaving the house (and sometimes I count collecting the mail) then I give myself a pat on the back.
    You have some tasty tiles, huh?

    Do you have to take that medication long term BW? Must be so hard to manage while ill - really hope you have some time to take care of yourself.

    Hope you can keep popping in MissC and let us know how you're getting along.

    Hi Monnie

    And hi to everyone else too

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    Sorry ladies i have been slack also... i have just done a pile of reading to catch up... so here goes!

    Firstly Miss C Huge hugs hang in there hun glad to hear Miss Emily is doing well and you just look after yourself drop in when you can (like the rest of us ) you are doing an amazing job! Glad to hear you are getting the help you need and starting to feel better

    Marcellus ... ahh i know that feeling well i hear mothers at mothers group talking about all these things they do with their kids.. touching trees etc etc and i think my poor neglected kids havent touched a tree yet.. and then they smile and i think we are all here fed, watered and smiling and thats all that has to count... touching trees and all that other stuff can wait!

    Willow - Hope everything is going with the pregnancy so exciting to hear about oopsie babies after iVF

    BW - Hope the athritis isn't giving you too much grief and so glad to hear things are going well with Sam, it is such a relief when you can finally make them feel better.

    Nic - Way to go DS those teeth are really coming through no wonder he is having his velcro baby days. Hope you manage to get that sleep and feel a bit better i think its great you are telling DH so he can understand and lean on him!

    Lenny - Lol that must be one clean tile, aww they are just gorgeous sometimes!

    KT - If you find out where you can get those extra set of arms let me know! Exciting that they are both crawling now though!

    Huge Hi to Sazz & Monnie

    Hope i didn't miss too many people.

    Well we are 4 month yesterday and Owen has finally rolled just once but is moving around lots on his belly as well and Julia is trying to roll off everything, it has been a huge few weeks they are realing testing their voices now and talk for hours! We started solids with Julia loving it and Owen clamping his mouth shut and refusing to eat, started going to these music sessions at the library a little overwhelming for the kids but teaches me the words to these nursery rhymes..... and i was sure it was a mouse that jumped over the moon! Owen has been to the physio and has a slight to moderate flat spot and has a 50% chnace of needing a helmet.... a $300 helmet! So no mother of the year awards going here.. then someone informed me his formula the GP put us on has no Omega 3 for brain developement... poor kid wonky shaped head and no Omega 3.... lucky he is cute! Ahh the things we worry about! Immunisations on Friday so not looking forward to that Ok off to bed.. have a great week!

    Shan

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    Sorry girls just dropping in to make you aware of this thread - we need to do something otherwise the Safety net will be taken away from us.

    http://bellybelly.com.au/forums/long...y-net-ivf.html

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    marcellus, I had a little chuckle at your collecting the mail sometimes counting as leaving the house...you have those days sometimes huh.

    Shannon, how cute that Owen and Julia are chatting.. sounds like they are getting mobile too, look out, they'll be playing tag team with everything within reach soon lol!

    BW, hope you are having a better week this week

    Big hello to everyone else, hope you are all doing well

    Well, I've had a sick little man this week, he has had the runniest little nose. Seems to be clearing up, so that's good. The chemist gave me one of those aspirator thingy's...there is no way I could use it by myself. DH laughed when I showed it to him. He asked how I planned on getting it near DS's face without someone to help me hold DS down? He's right too, lol. DH has been on nightshift this week, and DS has been sleeping really horrible. When he finally went to sleep the other night, DD got up complaining that she felt unwell, and wanted to be sick...so I held her long hair back while she hugged the loo poor thing. She has been home from school all week, and DS thinks it is fantastic that his big sister is here to play with all day, so we can't possibly have a nap during the day mum!

    Anyway, he is finally in bed, so I should toddle off there myself

    Nic

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    What? You havn't been out touching trees Shannon? Your poor deprived children . I reckon if you've got two at once then you're definitely ahead if they're fed, watered and smiling - anything beyond that is an amazing bonus. Sounds like it won't be long till they're up and running and touching trees (and all sorts of other things) all by themselves. Hope you don't need that helmet! It's always so helpful when people tell you what you're doing wrong. I'm sure his brain will be fine.

    Nic, hope the kids are doing better by now. DS had a bit of a cold over the weekend. Off his food and snot everywhere. Saturday night was the worst in a long time - I think he got a grand total of 4 hours sleep.... We were down south on a little getaway, so that went well with zero sleep... still, the change of scenery was nice.

    Hi everyone else - hope you're all doing well

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    marcellus, hope your DS is feeling better after his cold. DS has only been better in the last day or two, can you believe! It seemed to drag on forever, or at least felt like it was. Poor DD is finally better as well, thanks She had all of last week off, and went back for her first day on Monday and came home with head lice!! OMG YUCK!! So she spent yesterday (and again today) home from school.

    Shannon, hope the imms went well, with little side effects for you all.

    Nic

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    Thought i would check in with everyone quickly, but you must be all busy. Well, as I said in my previous post, DD had head lice, and you wouldn't believe it, but i found a single louse on DS's head the other night!
    Yuck..I felt so sad, and horrible, both my children had them! I got it out, checked him over, then we got the eggs out (thought we did anyway) and I have just been checking his hair everyday for any signs. So, I'm super paranoid ATM, and DS is sick of me 'playing' with his hair and scalp.
    I felt like such a horrible failure of a mummy last week, but it looks like we are winning the fight against them, so i'm feeling much better now
    Hope everyone is well

    nic

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    Nic, you silly sausage! Head lice doesn't make you a bad mum! I think head lice makes you a mum full stop!! Yukky and awful as it is, there is nothing you can blame yourself for!!!
    You have got me scratching my head now!
    Not much to say here - happy birthday to Liam and Aric (in a weeks time). Our little boys are One now. Wow. Somedays it feels like he has been here forever, and somedays it's like i'm still getting used to it. Hope you have a fun day Marcellus.
    Needles yesterday, and he was soooo sad. I nearly cried. Silly mummy! He was a bit clinging afterwards but was his same old self by the evening - yelling at me and banging his head against my legs!
    My parents came over (from NZ) for DS's birthday and my brother and his gf came from sydney. They were awesomely good with DS - amazing. I'm sure they were sad for their little baby girl's passing, but they didn't let it show and it went very very well. Hard to believe they had spent no time with him ever - and had only briefly seen him at the funeral.
    Hope everyone is well and happy.
    and Jo

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    Aw crap Lenny, I forgot to wish little L a happy birthday! And I was just thinking a little while back that it was coming up.
    So glad your family could be with you for the day. I hope that you'll be able to be in closer touch with your bro' now.

    Don't all kids get lice at some point? I'm sure it's a ritual rite of passge or something. You've done a good job to get rid of them Nic.

    DS is up to get jabbed next week...feeling a bit anxious about it acutally. I've never taken him for his shots before.

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    OMG Jo, I can't believe we missed saying Happy Birthday to your little man! Happy Belated Birthday Liam! That is nice that your brother and his gf came to visit as well. As for almost crying when Liam had his needles, I'm the same. Last lot of needles I sat outside while DH took him in.

    Marcellus, far out! Another little bubba turning 1! How fast did that go!

    As for us the the awful lice, thanks girls I felt like no matter what I did, we were just not going to get anywhere with them. DD's hair is almost down to her backside, and she wants it cut now, to just above her shoulders!

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    Hello all you lovely ladies. (whatever happened to Jason?)

    Sorry I have been so slack with keeping up with you all. Either I dont come on for ages so I have missed the talk, or when I do come on I have nothing to offer or report. I'm a very slack friend I know. I do always read though...

    Happy first birthdays Liam and Aric!!! It is a wierd thing: all this time I was thinking how much older Celeste was but she is really only 2.5months older. I guess I was always thinking back to when they were born. Well done on being Fantastic Mummies for a whole year you two!!!

    I've been a bit down recently with ANOTHER unplanned pregnancy in our mums group. That is 2 unplanned, one scare and one that only took 2months to concieve. And that is in a group of 8of us! I havent told them of my ivf attempt/MC although I have come close afew times. It has just always been bad timing with not wanting to make the pg ones feel bad. I dont want them to feel guilty but I kinda want to explain why I may not have reacted as overjoyed as they might have expected. There was another ivf mum in our group but she moved interstate. She visited recently and came to my house privately the day before our get together which was nice, as she wanted to talk about it all. She is attempting again soon and I told her about us. It was nice to get it out there to someone who understands

    Celeste is being a joy. STILL not walking but she took a few steps the other day and toddles all over the house with her pushwalker thingy. WORDS galore though! She had a funny tooth come through. It looks like a very very skinny tooth but I think it is the uneven top of a normal one with the rest of it yet to surface.

    See by your sig Lenny that you are thinking of thawing? Not surprised really LOL after your other thread Let us know what is happening wont you!!?? Oh, I know, lets be cycle buddies!!!! Could be tricky to coordinate though hehehe.

    And headlice Nic? Ah, I'm sure we will all have our share one day, just hope its not for a long time yet. You are a PERFECT mum, dont think otherwise!!!

    Sorry for lack of personals. I hope to come on later tonight so I might get back inthen...

    Love n hugs to you all: you really bring a smile to me, just knowing you are here and have all gone through a similar story to me and you UNDERSTAND!!! So glad they decided to let us have this thread. Yay!

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes. Yes Celeste always seemed to be so much older but 2 months is nothing!
    Liam isn't walking either (that's fine!) but 2 others in mothers group are and to be honest it is weird to watch. They were squirming around on their tummies not so long ago.

    I am only thinking of thawing the frosties - i'm not actually underway yet! But soon. (there is still a bf at night that needs to be cut yet!) DH and I are having a few issues at the moment and it seems wrong to be thinking about TTC during this time - but yet, I can't get it out of my mind! Especially if the safety-net is under threat. It's wrong to do these major life steps around money, but if i can have at least one cycle with help of the safety net then that would be good.

    Gee, a bit deep and serious today...thanks for sticking with me!

    Jo

    Where is Jason...it was neat to have a bloke around...

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    Jo, hope everything is all right with you and DH. You're right too, about having to think about doing things around the safety net.. It's not right is it..

    Hope everyone is having a good weekend.. I'm trying to not think about all the housework I have to do lol, so BB is a great distraction at the moment (and facebook)

    We have an engagement party tonight, DH's cousin. I'm not really looking forward to going and seeing all his family (though I get along really well with them) I'm waiting for the usual baby related questions!
    Doesn't that seem weird?
    Or is it because we spent so long hearing all the stupid questions/comments, that I'm still expecting social situations to be the same old habit? I'm sure I'll be asked at least once tonight, "So when's the next one due" ...maybe I'm just talking myself into it though

    Nic

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    Hey guys

    Just a quickie from me to wish Liam and Aric a very happy big boy birthday...ONE...WOWOWOWOW!!!

    So wonderful to hear that all our little babies are growing so beautifully.

    And re. the walking...Felix didn't walk until he was 14 months...and it was only yesterday that I found him 3/4 up a 7ft ladder!!!!

    It's wonderful when they walk but enjoy the relative sanity of crawling!!!

    Went to GP today to get our referral for fertility specialist again...ahhh!!!

    In our playgroup, I think there is only 3 of us (out of about 10) who aren't pregnant or already have a 2nd. I certainly find it easier than when we didn't have Felix...but it's still hard....I still get that lump in my throat everytime someone announces their pregnancy..

    Anyway...so much for this being a quickie!

    Hi to all!

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    Hey guys

    Just a quickie from me to wish Liam and Aric a very happy big boy birthday...ONE...WOWOWOWOW!!!

    So wonderful to hear that all our little babies are growing so beautifully.

    And re. the walking...Felix didn't walk until he was 14 months...and it was only yesterday that I found him 3/4 up a 7ft ladder!!!!

    It's wonderful when they walk but enjoy the relative sanity of crawling!!!

    Went to GP today to get our referral for fertility specialist again...ahhh!!!

    In our playgroup, I think there is only 3 of us (out of about 10) who aren't pregnant or already have a 2nd. I certainly find it easier than when we didn't have Felix...but it's still hard....I still get that lump in my throat every time someone announces their pregnancy..

    Anyway...so much for this being a quickie!

    Hi to all!

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