Chaz Moms and Moms-to-Be Chat (everyone welcome)

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  1. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    I gave over wardrobe control to Hannah at an early age because it wasn't worth the headache. her rules were 1) it has to be weather appropriate and 2) you can't mix and match shoes and 3) if you want to wear a dress you MUST wear shorts or pants underneath until you learn to stop lifting it and stop rolling around on the ground in dresses lol. Otherwise... have at it. it actually worked out nicely because it gave her a sense that she had control over SOMETHING in her life but we definitely went out in some weird outfits lol. Like a camoflauge hat, a tie die shirt, pink tutu and red cowgirl boots lol.
     
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    She looks pretty interesting today. Lol
    Our biggest problem is that she really wants to wear things that just don't fit any more, she dogs them out of boxes wet have stashed in her closet and then flips out when we try to put the stuff back... off she pulls things out of the dirty clothes. Ugh.
     
  3. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    LOL Oh we had a few of those moments. There was this one summer dress that Hannah just would not let go of and she wore that thing until it was more like a shirt then a dress lol. I finally got rid of it one day when she wasn't looking and she forgot all about it until she looked through a photo book and said "Mom, where is this dress?" and I had to break the news that I had to get rid of it and she CRIIIIIEEEEEDDDDDDD her eyes out lol.
     
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    Omg lol. We're having a yard sale right now and she's FLIPPING out over old toys and clothes she's out grown. Ugh!!!
     
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    Clive is pretty oblivious to his clothes most days. But we certainly have days where only the Superman shirt or a Thomas the Train shirt will do. I bought him a set of Thomas socks that have different characters. So there have been a few days where he's headed off to daycare with one James and one Percy sock will do...because that way he has one of each, lol.
     
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    Here's a stupid question:

    Where the heck do you change a baby on a plane??? Last time we flew she was tiny enough to change right on my lap. Do I just pop down the pad in the aisle or what?
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Hannah is off for a sleepover with her grammy and granddad. So weird. She has slept over with them only two other times in her life so this is the third time EVER that she has been away from home overnight. Again... So weird!!!!

    She is super excited and i am not at all worried... It is just weird not having her in her bed lol. As they were leaving I got the brush off. "Yeah mom, I will miss you. BYE"
     
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    Aw sparks, that's cute but yes...weird. Today I left Lillian with her other grandma and got home from my mani/pedi and errands and realized I'd never been home without her...so odd.
     
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    Huge success today. For the past two weeks I have been working on teaching him where his laundry basket is and that his dirty clothes go in it. For 3 days in a row now I will ask him, after changing into his clean outfit, where his dirty stinky clothes go. He will crawl all by himself over to his laundry basket now and wait for me to pick him up. Then I give him his clothes and he drops them in. A couple of weeks of this and we will move onto toys.
     
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    We all got together for his mom's birthday this afternoon. We gave her a book titled "I love you, Grandma" as her gift.

    I'd say it went pretty well :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj3vhqVYwZo

    His grandmother was almost in tears, and kept repeating, "I'm going to be a GG!" It was pretty darn cute. The funniest thing is how everyone said, "Thank you!" to us. Um, you're welcome? I feel like I should be getting a charitable donation receipt or community service hours if it's such a gift to people :p

    It went a lot better than telling my parents, who are a little less thrilled. (I asked my dad if he wanted to be a grandfather, and his words were, "Do I have a choice?" :rolleyes:) I'm glad we saved DH's family for last--it was actually almost fun instead of stressful to share the news today.
     
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    Good tips here: http://www.babycenter.com/404_where-can-i-change-my-baby-on-a-plane_7280.bc The comments have even more suggestions.

    How long of a flight is it?
     
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    The flight is only 2.5 hours...she should be ok if I change her right before, but you never know. My mom said I can change her on the bench where the attendants sit.

    Karen, how far along are you? I'm glad it was a good experience telling DHs family. I'm sure your parents will come around too.
     
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    Aw that's super cute! I love that you have it on video. I wanted to video my parents but there wasn't a way to do it subtly. Your parents....well they'll come around I bet. How are you feeling?
     
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    We find out the sex tomorrow! I am still really hoping girl but well see! Husbands sister just found ou she is having a boy and her husbands family is mostly girls so maybe it will be opposite for us to. All Chaz's family except his sister are boys. Who all have three boys each!

    I can finally start buying stuff! Baby better cooperate lol!
     
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    Joce....how did I totally miss that you're expecting?!? Congratulations!

    My sunbaby diapers came today!! I can't wait to prep them and try them, they're sooooo cute and soft
     
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    Mine contained a massive poop today! Yay! No blowouts! And I got another 8 in the mail! Yay again!

    Everleigh is 4 months old already today. She had her physio assessment and passed with flying colours! She's actually ahead in some developmental milestones. But I got scolded for not having her on the floor enough. Looks like we're going to need a bigger mat.
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    Cuz I probably only mentioned it like once here lol:p

    Ninteen weeks!
     
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    Thought some of you mommies or mommies to be might be interested in this article that my Doula passed on to me today. Very interesting:

    http://www.bellybelly.com.au/post-n...benefits-of-eating-your-placenta#.UkC1iUrnYiR

    "What Are The Benefits Of Placenta Encapsulation?


    It is believed that consuming the placenta can:
    •Help to balance your hormones
    •Replenish depleted iron levels
    •Assist the uterus to return to its pre-pregnancy state
    •Reduce post-natal bleeding
    •Increase milk production – this has been proven in a study
    •Make for a happier, more enjoyable post-natal period
    •Increase your energy levels"

    Doug and I are planning on having one more baby so Nico has a sibling close to his age. I am considering doing this
     
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    12 weeks. Still early, but pretty much in the clear.

    Feeling better :) Therapy is a wonderful thing. I'm so glad we have it on video. I have me telling DH, telling my parents (which I will skillfully edit), and want to find a way to video DH's face when we find out the gender too. Then I can show baby all these videos down the road.

    I really think the potential risks outweigh any potential benefits. This isn't a regulated thing, and there are no medical studies backing up any of these claims--it's all anecdotal. Everything I read about it says it's likely "Placebo effect". I read one story where it made the woman extremely sick, since there is no regulation of what goes in the pills.

    Plus, it just gives me the heebie jeebies. After I give birth, I would like ice cream and oreos please. Toss the placenta in the trash.
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Eat the placenta? Is that what I'm seeing? Uhhh... I'm good thanks :)
     

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