.Ally., February 8, 2011 in Young Mums and Mums-To-Be
I did have an advantage though, I PM'ed .Ally. (thanks!) for a new thread
While I'm here, I may as well put up the list to start with:
DD Evelyn (26/6/10)
DS- Atticus (17/9/10)
DD- Addison (20/8/10)
DD- Chloe (13/1/08)
DD- Madelyn (24/11/09)
#3 due 5/7/11
DD- Chantelle (12/4/08)
DS- Owen (30/3/10)
DD- Aleskia (2yrs)
DD- Kyra (3 months)
#1 due around Jan 18th
#2 due April 2011
#1 due 26th July 2011
DD1 (3 yrs)
# 3 & 4 (twins!) due 2011
DS- Cooper (born Oct 2010)
#1 due April/May 2011
DD- Ada (5 months)
DD- Maliah (4 yrs)
DD- Emilia (10/9/10)
DD- Anneleise (4 yrs)
DS- Isaac (2 yrs)
DD- Zarli (5 yrs)
DS- braith (3 yrs)
DS- Nash (10 weeks)
DD- Grace (26/7/10)
DD- Stephanie (24/4/09)
M/C April 2010
DS- Cohen (24/2/10)
First baby due soon!
Please let me know if you're not on the list, or if you'd like any details changed
Silver! Was thinking we need a new one!
Be back later....
Girls, I'm feeling very lonely. Ever since I've been pregnant & had Cooper most of my so called 'friends' have made zero effort with me. If they're going to be like that, I don't really mind, their loss. BUT, being home all the time by myself gets a bit lonely. I live in a small town so I pretty much know everyone here anyway, so it's not like I can just go out & make new friends. I'd like to be able to just pop over to a friends for a cuppa or have them drop in for a chat at my place you know? My best friend is now my mum, not that that's a bad thing.. Gah, anyway..
DF has scored himself a new job, it's just a shut at the mill for 3 weeks but it's pretty good money. Then he's got another job lined up after that one also on awesome money so we are thinking of selling my car & borrowing a bit extra (and making double payments) and getting me my all time favourite dream car, a BMW X5 so I'm pretty excited about that!
Wow Cooper has been asleep almost 2 hours, very not like him during the day. Good though, I'm not complaining! I should have been doing housework though, not sitting on my butt doing nothing!!
Beck- so glad to hear bubs is doing well!
hey Ash- I'm clucky too! DF not ready to discuss it yet...
I'm so sorry you're lonely. I have days like that too- my friends don't have kids yet but most of them have been pretty good the only thing is most of them don't live in my town. So I do get lonely and bored stuck at home or even heading into town - as you say there's not really anyone new to meet. Where were you located? do you go to mothers group- I dont but I know lots of people that love the socialising involved...
Great to hear about the possible new car!
doubldee- congrats on the safe arrival of your nephew- I ADORE the name!
Erin- that YMCA class sounds fun! I don't think my YMCa does anything like that
Kara- so happy the swimming lesson went well! Sorry to hear about your sister in law- she sounds very stubborn. Do you think when the reality of dealing with a baby hits that she will ask for help?
Things here are alright. Atticus' sleeping WAS improving but then the last 2 nights he's been waking more We had orientation at daycare yesterday and he was super keen to play with the other babies- first day Monday but he is only going for half a day- mostly because that's all I AM ready for! lol
He is also drinking his water from the sippy cup really well now! Finally got all the invites for the surprise wedding out! The dress I ordered from eBay doesn't really fit but the seller offers returns so I sent it back and I'm looking at another one now But i should really be studying as I have an exam Feb 21
Hey young mums I am kind of new to this thread and was wandering where you are all from, i am from New ZEaland and would love to make some new friends in Sydney, I have two girls a 6 year old and 2 year old i am 22.
My internet's been playing funny buggers, I think the router is stuffed because it lets DF's computer on but mine cuts out all the time
I started feeling kicks with this baby just before 15 weeks and then felt nothing for a few weeks which was scaring me but the night before last I was laying in bed leaning to the side and felt baby kick! Popped my hand there and felt it from the OUTSIDE. Last night I got two boots from the outside again!! Cheeky thing. I think my placenta is anterior because I felt the kick in the same spot both times which I assume is a place the placenta isn't covering?
Erin We found out the gender with both the girls even though DF didn't want to so I took one for the team. I'm taking a guess myself and from looking at the scan DVD and sharing with the EB girls, it looks like we're having another princess
Found out my SIL is pregnant and due 12 weeks after us with a suprise baby. Her DD will be 5.5 and her DS will be 8.5 when the baby arrives!
Better get the girls some breakfast and get started for the day!
Woohoo new thread
Well my little bubba can now sit up by herself, is saying mummummummum and is almost on her way to crawling... where is the time going??!!
Cant believe some of you girls are thinking about more babies - as much as i would love to be pregnant again, i just couldnt have a second baby right now! I'm enjoying Ada far too much, and i could just imagine how much time a newborn would take up. Plus i cant afford to not be working unfortunately. As much as i would just love to be a lady of leisure We're thinking maybe when DD is 3 or 4, we'll see how we feel about another.
Ash - you asked in the other thread what i do for work. I do all the admin, bookings etc for 2 separate 'experience' based businesses. One deals with cars and one is cruises on the river. I used to do it in an office environment, but now do it all from home. Its a perfect job for a mum but so full on. I'm going crazy at the moment now DD is starting to move and needs so much more attention. I wish i had the money to give it up for a while!
So sorry you're feeling lonely, i get like that sometimes too. All my friends, while still do make some effort, have their own lives with no kids, plus live away from me. So we catch up when we can. I really need to get into swimming or a mothers group or something to make new friends!
Beck - congrats on maybeeee another princess Aw i sure miss those belly kicks! Enjoy it.
Erin - Glad you had a great trip suprising your nan!
Can I join? Been lurking around the young mum's forums ever since I joined EB and never got around to posting!
Hi everyone, sorry I've been a bit absent lately, I've had a bit of a bad week.
I've started some medication for my anxiety issues, and the side effects are stuffing me around a little bit - it's a little like being pregnant again (I was very sick), nausea etc and I've been very tired, so most of my spare time is spent lying on the couch or sleeping!
Hopefully it will help me out in the long run though.
Had some other good news too, my SIL is having another baby! A third surprise baby - but it's a secret! They are going to hold off telling MIL (hers & mine) for as long as possible, because we're sure she'll be a bit unhappy about it.
But they are glad, and we're so happy & I was very honoured that I'm the only one she's told so far!
Not much else this week, have my nephews 3rd birthday party tomorrow - yay!
Ada*, I know just how you feel about the time flying! Just this afternoon I looked at Evelyn pick up a sippy cup with 2 hands and drink from it, and just thought 'how can this be the tiny baby I bought home from hospital?' It's crazy.
B.M.C.M clever you, checking the ultrasound dvd congrats either way
Congrats to your sister in law too
Hello & welcome mygirls 2010
Brooke, sucks about the wedding dress, I hope you can find another one in time! I hope Atticus' sleep improves for you very soon!
Ash, I'm so sorry you're feeling lonely. Do you have a mothers group? Is there a library that does story time or something where you could meet other mums? Great that your DF has a new job for a few weeks though
Hi there, erindiv - welcome
Anyway, better sign off, DF made dinner for me because I feel like crap... I keep joking that maybe I AM pregnant, but have't bothered to check yet... I doubt it, but I DO feel just like I did last time - probably just this new medication though -
Just a quick one to say Erin - TEST!!
I might pick up a test when I do the groceries today, but I'm not holding out much hope...
I might pick up a test when I do the groceries today, but I'm not holding out much hope...
lol, I forgot to get a HPT at the shops , so used an OPK I had from when I was TTC.
It says negative, and I've been feeling much better today - so I guess it's probably a - which is okay I guess. We'll have another baby when we're meant too
I wanted to write a big post replying to everyone but I have no energy.
i am just blah.
Atticus won't sleep and I have an exam in less than a week
Sorry you're so tired Brooke
Can your DF take Atticus for a few hours while you nap so you can study?
Hi everyone I'm Misia (mi-sha) and i'm 22 with a 6 week old!
Just wondering whats happening with all the young mums out there?
Are you working? staying home? studying? Im from Melb btw
I finished my degree w honours last yr and this yr a is a yr off and im planning on either finding a job that makes use of my degree or trying to do masters.. (even though i don't really feel like it much)?
Hello everyone..... sorry for the emo post before! Was feeling a bit sorry for myself with Atticus not sleeping. He slept well last night once i got him down. I made a decision early on that CC & CIO/sleep training etc were not for me, but when we have stages like this when he just wants to be constantly held it makes me second guess my choice. But I have stuck with it and started wearing him int he sling again.... I only stopped because he is so heavy! He is having a nap now and DF is on leave for the week so hopefully I will get some exam prep done!
Hi mygirls and erindiv and misia!
Hope you're all having a lovely week?
Erin - doh i got excited!
Brooke - sucks when they don't sleep, huh? Can you get someone (mum, partner, friend) to watch him one afternoon so you can get some study done or sleep?
Misia - hi my plan is just to be a stay at home mum. Hoping for 2 kids close together, then a few years gap (get a job) then go back for another!
Afu - still not getting much sleep, hoping it gets back to normal soon! Also started Cooper on a little bit of farex to try, just about a teaspoon per night. DF started back at work today (hooray) and I started going to playgroup which was good to get out of 'the house & socialise with other mums
Been awhile since I've been here. Been so busy and trying to get everything ready for May.
I hope everyone is okay, haven't been able to read here either, so don't know what everyone is doing.
Brooke - Emilia wants to be rocked/held to sleep as well, every single night and it can take from 10 minutes to hours, but I just keep telling myself that they are this young for such a short period. Soon they wont want hugs at all!
Erin, trying for another baby? Good luck!
I keep thinking I want two close together and then a gap, but there is many things I should do before that. It would be easier with one child rather than two.
How was the weather with everyone today? Feels like a sauna over here!
Hello & welcome Misia
I'm a SAHM, but I do some consulting/demo work for a local nappy/baby products company. Planning on staying home until DD (or our next/youngest baby) is is pre-school - if we can afford it.
Ash, I'm glad you've found a playgroup.
I was a little excited too, but not too bummed. AF still hasn't come back since DD was born, so I don't know if I even could get pregnant.
Brooke, I used to second guess our decision not to use sleep training etc when DD wouldn't go to sleep for me, but now I just feed her to sleep. Part laziness, but it works for us. We'll try & put a stop to it when DD is a little older. I'm glad you're getting a bit of rest & some study time
Demna, we're not quite trying for a baby, but I would welcome a surprise anytime
Weather here has been much cooler the last few days (thank god) harder to dry nappies, but oh well.
It was my nephews 3rd birthday today, so I went over to spend the afternoon with him & SIL. Had a great time talking about babies & pregnancy, and it's made me even more keen to try - but DF still wants to wait a little while longer. Like I said, I'd welcome a surprise, but would never go behind DF's back & try to get pregnant without his okay.
I'm tired too, DF is working late shifts this week, and doesn't get home until nearly 8pm, which means a long day with Evelyn. I can't cook dinner until 7:30 and it just puts my whole day/evening out.
I really admire mums & dads who do this alone all the time, I just need a break at home time - 10 minutes to just chill & breathe.
Ive been kind of snooping around the young mums forum and thought id see if i could join in here?
Im Dee, Im 17 and I have a beautiful DD (born Aug 16 2010)
I have been trying to meet some new people and make a few new friends on here as since being so young and having a family my school friends no longer talk to me, and my best friend recently moved interstate so, am stuck at home studying with DD most days, with DF looking for a job as unfortunately he lost his apprenticeship when DD was 2 weeks old (Never liked his boss anyway)
Hope to get along with everyone and make a few friends =]
Just a quick HI to everyone!
Welcome to Dee & Misia!
Brooke - I did the CC/CIO with DD1 when I didn't know any better and it SUCKED. She's always been a shocking sleeper and we co-slept for months by choice which turned into years by force. Even with the CC we had no success (well a little but nothing consistent). At 2 years and 11 months old she decided to sleep through the night, in her own bed, and has stayed there since December when she used the bribery that Santa wouldn't come to her!
If you trust your instincts that you're doing the right thing, then chance is you are. I know it's hard when they're having a bad night and you're exhausted yourself but sometimes it's easier just to snuggle up with them and let them sort themselves out even though you'd probably rather walk away while they screamed. I hope Atticus sorts himself out soon. It's hard work being a Mum!
If Cooper doesn't start sleeping better soon, I'm going to go mad. I don't even know how I function during the day anymore.
Hi Dee & Misia - welcome! Where are you gals located??
Sorry to Ash & Brooke having sleeping probs with their little ones. Have you tried co-sleeping at all? Or against it?? If DD plays up or i have an awful time getting her down i just put her between us for my sanity and she sleeps like a dream. I prefer not too, but i cant live without sleep, especially because im working! She tends to go down ok in her bed most nights though. What times are you putting the boys to bed?
Oh Erin, im a little disapointed too! hehe, love to see another little bub come into the group. Although im sure it would make me clucky, and im sooo not ready for another bub!
AFM, im busy working away & planning a holiday in NSW for the easter holidays! Counting down the days Ada had her 6 month needles last night. I was dreading them as she cried and cried at 4 months. But she hardly even noticed the first one, couple tears with the 2nd one but they soon went away. Was such a relief. I'm so not looking forward to the ones at 18months and 4 when they can tell whats going on Poor little duffers.
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