Hey sweetstuff!! So good to hear from you. Thanks for the notes. How are you??? I know, I never ever go onto facebook. Send me a pm when you get a minute and fill me in on everything!! I might be in Toronto next summer and maybe we could have lunch or something. I'll let you know when we are coming (just Ryder and I - DH isn't coming). Huge hugs to little man for me, and hugs to you too!!! xoxo
Thanks hun for the note! It is a blessing and we are so happy to have made it this far as we never have before. How have you been its been a while since I seen you on. I hope all is well with you!
Hi! Thanks for being in touch! I havent logged in for a while, it has been such a whirlwind of mixed emotions all this while. I now work full time, manage the house, take care of the baby from evening till the next morning, staying up at night several hours every night. And it has been the most rewarding hard work i have ever done. The baby is doing good.. my finances are better, my parents stay with me to support me and my baby. I have a new job and feel so much more confident.
Good to know that things are better at your end as well! :) Do stay connected!
Hey you!! You know, I was just thinking about you the other day. I am just never on fb at all, and was wondering how you were doing. Yes, the sleeping issue has become a nightmare. I wouldn't mind co sleeping except he is such a restless sleeper, and not only do DH and I get no sleep, but no question he doesn't sleep well with us. I tried letting him cry, but he screamed for 2 hours! It was awful. I hope things move more smoothly when you transition Seth. We never even intended to co sleep, but a series of events (ie: lots of traveling this summer, plus our move) sort of led to that. How are things with you? I was a bit worried about you reading some of your journals. You know my door is open if you and Seth ever need a little get away right? Miss you, and thinking about you!
Hi! Im the new CL (community leader) of the babies 6months-1year community! I know its been pretty dead previously but i intend to amp things up and get everyone participating again! So please come join us and lets get this community going! I have been posting a "question of the day" so come give your opinions and join in the fun! Hope to see you there!
btw hope ur well girl!
Hey you!!! Sorry I have been out of touch as well. I wasn't around much for several weeks (FB or here) while Ryder was sick. It is exciting. We have lived in a downtown condo forever, but it's time. Little boys need a yard. Hope your doing well, I miss you girlfriend. Are you still getting out to Calgary in the next few months?
Just a quick note to say hi!
Hahaha.. hopefully only here for another week or so.. I just can't stand the waiting times all by myself! definitely not TTC yet, but... hmm.. there was an "oops".. :/ so.. waiting and wondering for another week and a bit! Worried because with little R, it only took one try.
He's doing SO well!! Happy little dude, just about 23 pounds now too!!! and all from the boob.. he only gets about one ice-cube of veggies a day (his choice, I always have more to give)... but, that's why I would really rather not be pregnant again so soon.. don't want to deal with a drop in supply yet.
How are you!?! Looks like Erica isn't here anymore either...
Thanks honey. I have spotted and bled every single pregnancy and had it turn out both ways. So now it's time to just wait and see what happens, which is the worst!! It's still a bit early for a reliable u/s, so my OB doesn't want to do it unless it gets heavy, which hopefully it doesn't. So just staying busy and counting my blessings...it's nice to have a baby to hug when you are feeling a bit down. He always makes me smile! Have a fabulous weekend. Oh, and btw...not sure if you emailed me photos, but I did not get them. Would love to see them!!! XOXO
Thanks so much. Yeah, it did make it an extra special day for us. As that line (yep, still take a daily test..lol) gets darker and darker we are feeling more confident. I have a good feeling about this little bean! How about you...any plans yet for a second? XOXO
Thank you for everything! Yeah, he knows. I am so excited, but so darned nervous!! I so badly want this one to stick! How is little Seth doing? And you and DH? Hope all is well!! Amanda
Thanks for the note love. Finally got a positive OPK today, so here we go..lol. Back to a little stick dictating my sex life..ha. Hope things are going good for you, I am not the best about keeping in touch I know, but I am thinking about you my friend. XOXO
Hey, what's wrong? Is everything ok? ((((hugs))) Amanda
Thank you. I am ok, slightly bummed, but next month is a new opportunity! Happy Thanksgiving to you! Isn't the first Thanksgiving with the little men amazing. It just makes the holiday that much better doesn't it. Have a fabulous day!! XOXO
Thanks so much hon. It is the worst feeling..just nothing really helps. It's funny to hear I handled it well...I guess I am getting better. His first cold at 7 weeks I literally stood in the emergency room of Childrens Hospital flat out refusing to leave (yep, had a complete meltdown). They admitted him because I basically made them...lol. This is his third cold (although first ear infection) so I guess I am a bit better. It does help when they are able to breathe through their mouths...not so scary. It's much harder when they are really tiny. You did great !!! Isn't it wonderful though? Exhausting and hard work, but so wonderful!! Hugs to both you and little Seth from me. A.
Just a quick note to say hi! Thanks lol! I saw that on either Breakfast Television or the news, can't remember which but my PVR is all set to go lol! Did you watch it? I heard it was really good!
Hey there! Yeah, it is hot!! I am up in Walkerton and there have been a few cooler days, but for the most part..holy!! My parents live on a lake that got a "no swimming" warning put in place the day after I got here. Figures!! They have blue algea. I have a little pool for Ryder, but mommy has to tough it out..lol. We are going to Port Elgin tomorrow for the day, so that should be nice. How are you liking TO? Wish I was closer, we could have lunch or something! Have a most excellent day!!!!
Just a quick note to say hi! Thanks! I'll post some tonight!
Still can't believe our babies are exactly 2 weeks apart..lol! Emma's 2 weeks old today :o) Lily's a great big sister, she loves Emma so much!! Emma isn't gaining weight, so I've started pumping (as of today) to measure how much breast milk she's getting, and we're supplementing a little with formula. Sorry you're still healing..I thought I had it easy till the other day, in the shower when I felt my cervix at the opening of my vajj..the Dr told me today that I have a prolapsed uterus/cervix, which requires me to see a gynacologist, immediately. Hopefully they call later today, or tomorrow with my appt. How's TO? Hope you're all settling in ok, glad you're all together! Still sad we never got to have those smoothies before you moved..Give Seth a snuggle for me :o)
Hey! thanks for the note.. me and Df are back together working things out right now.. so hopefully its enough u know!!!
I used to live in TO, it's a great city!! In fact I am flying close to there tomorrow. My parents live in Walkerton, so am flying to Kitchener to visit for 2 weeks. I am so glad you are soooo happy. They are so amazing aren't they. And I don't think anything can prepare us for that incredible emotion and protective instinct that kicks in. I completely understand the term "mama bear" now...lol. I am the least violent person in the world, but God help anyone that tries to hurt my son. Hope your move went well and you are settling in. And hug that little baby for me...you'll be amazed at how quickly they change and grow. Every minute is something new and so incredibly wonderful!!!!
Lol, saw your mood. That happens to me almost daily. You know your in love when things like pee and spit up are "cute" haha. I would love to see a pic!! Hope everything is going great for you!!!
Aww yea, my stiches are good, like my Vajj dont hurt at all, its my tailbone, my doctor said its prolly cause i fractured it a couple years ago, then having the baby push on it when he was coming out. so yea i wish that pain would go away.. i cant believe my baby is gonna be 2 weeks old already. its crazy lol.. and yea me and the father broke up, so now im unemployed and a single mother living at my moms house.. Not exactly how i seen my life going... but what can ya do?
No kidding!! the majority of mine showed up after I had him.... welll..... maybe I just couldn't really see that part of my belly while it was still big.. ;) who knows.
Definitely go with the witch hazel.. I have the liquid version from Nurtured and the little circle pads with it on them from the pharmacy.. my mom showed up with those.. awesome.. good luck and hope that your healing goes well... i'm sure that moving sure didn't help you in that department! snuggle that little bug now and rest up :D
Hope that your move is going well!
As for the pain, I didn't get any stitches but can say for sure that I had pain from the little tears for about 3 weeks.. my tailbone still hurts when I sit certain ways, or on the floor.. as for hemorroids, they've gone down significantly, but are still there 5 weeks in.. oh the wonders of childbirth... the things no one tells you about, hmm?
but really.. if you think about what changes took place over 9 months, give your body another 9 months to sort of get back to 'normal'.. that's what I'm telling myself (am just coming to terms with stretch marks.. that didn't even show up until 39 weeks!!! sheesh).
i just seen ur status about the epidiosomy. and i was wondering the same thing. its only been 10 days for me since i gave birth, but im so ready to be pain free, dont get me wrong i feel alot better, but im still in pain, and let me tell you, those laxative they give you, works wonders im going on day 4 with bathroom issues lol.. TMI... But yea does ur tail bone hurt? mine is killing me.
Nooooooo!! Ok, I guess you can move, lol! I'm sorry we never got to meet up before your move :o( I would've loved to have met Seth!! I wish you all the luck in the world and hope your time in Ontario is wonderful! I also hope your pain goes away soon! I just have the pain of engorgement right now, will I ever not feel like a cow again?! lol! We will definitely be keeping in touch though, so no worries, right?! HUGS!! Hope the move goes well :o)
Just frustrated cause the Dr didn't want to do a membrane sweep. I'm just in a lot of pain now, so the sooner the better. Thanks for checking in! Hope you and Seth are doing great!!
So how is mommyhood? Have you been able to come up for air yet? I remember those first few weeks being kind of difficult. You are madly in love with your baby of course, but adjusting to the lack of sleep was kind of tough. I can tell you, it gets better. Ryder hit about 3 1/2 months and is suddenly sleeping through most of the night. Thinking of you and hoping for pictures!!! XOXO and congrats again!!!!
That's crazy!! I can't believe he's already a week old!! How are you both doing? I hope you're feeling better :o) Well, I'm still 2 cm dilated, 30% effaced, cervix is very soft, but obviously still thick. The nurse at EL&D told me to ask my Dr to do a membrane sweep on Friday. Who knows...they did also say it could still very well be tonight or tomorrow (DH's birthday), just that the contractions weren't strong enough to push the baby down any more. I don't know how they weren't strong enough though. It hurts all over (still having them), into my back and my stomach hardens up like a basket ball. Oh well he or she will come when ready, I guess..stubborn bull (gotta love taurus', I live with 2 already! Good thing they're compatible with my sign, lol!)
Aww..I know how you feel. I tore with Lily, no episiotimy though. Ouch!! I know about not wanting to pee either, lol! Do you still have your squirt bottle, lol! I'm so happy for you, such an exciting time!! Give Seth a snuggle for me!! Hopefully it'll be my time soon :oP Can't stand all the false starts and stops!! lol! Have a great day mama, you deserve it!! HUGS!!