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 7 Apr 2011 9:01 PM
 19 Feb 2010
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STTN vibes to you and D, Wicked!

AFM, Had a nice GTG with some local Mommies here today. We all paraded to Starbuck and had a great time. It's only a 10 min walk from my house and the air was brisk, but nice. DD is the biggest baby of all! She really is huge. I think maybe she'll taper off...? I hope so because she's already heavy to carry around!

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 8 Apr 2011 7:37 AM
 23 Feb 2006
 Toronto, ON
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Wicked - so how did the night go? Oh, in response to your question about baby fever, none over here, I feel super confident that we are DONE.

Lauren - sounds like a great GTG! I'm within walking distance of 3 Starbucks, isn't it awesome? I am seriouslya SB addict, need my fix every day pretty much.

Puddles - yay for you and your new program! No working out over here, I need to get going on it, I really do.

Talie - your post was so sweet! I missed DS and DD a bit when they moved too but we all slept better. Especially with DS, he was the noisiest sleeper ever! Wicked is right, it does go by so fast so enjoy those bab moments!

AFU, sleep weirdless going on here but mostly in a good way. First, S has now developed a habit of waking up within an hour of bedtime screaming. For a kid that never really cries this is heartbreaking, full on tears crying. I have to go back in and settle her which is hard because this is usually the time I'm putting DS to bed so he not only follows me in there (I now have him trained that if he's going to be in there with me he's got to grab a pillow and blanket and "sleep" without a peep on her rug!) but it pushes his bedtime back.

On the plus side of that, she's then fine for the rest of the night and two nights ago slept 13 hours (6:45 - 7:45) with the one wake up to 1:30 to eat and then last night she slept right through from about 7:15 to 6:30 this morning, no wake up! I woke up with my shirt completely soaking wet and one massive engorged boob (great supply on one side, not so much on the other) so when she woke up I fed her and she went back to sleep and is still sleeping!

So I'm happy with the length of sleep, just wish I could fix the wake up after going to bed as she is just so upset the poor little muffin.

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 8 Apr 2011 8:04 AM
 29 Mar 2009
 Burlington
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Talie - I know EXACTLY how you feel frown I tried to put Morgan in the crib last night and finally moved her back to the bassinet after she kept having little meltdowns. The few nights she's had in the crib, this hasn't happened, so I'm scared that she's actually protesting at the difference. She naps in the crib no problem though. Also she's been spitting up a ton the last few days so maybe it's just her reflux bothering her, GAH, I dunno.

If you are going to start TTC in Aug/Sept, that will fit in perfectly with Puddles' plan for all the Nov moms to start trying then. rofl

Corrie - sucks you are still having funky sleeps. Nice that the stretches are longer, but no fun with the upset waking.

Wicked - did you ever get the results from your bloodwork?

I thinking about another one often - because as I've said before, if we have 2, the next will be soon given our ages. I'm pretty sure I still want to try for another, but honestly, I'm way too stressed about finances right now, and I am missing my sleep SO MUCH (and she's not even a terrible sleeper) that I just can't see an end in sight to this and I can't imagine never getting decent sleep again frown So today I'm in the doubtful category. Tomorrow I may be all for it. Who knows.

Puddles - Did you end up buying a carrier? I had Morgan in the infantino the other day and it made me want an Ergo or Beco. BUt ugh, I can't afford it...or at least justify it.

I'm sure I asked you this before, but do you like the Nellie's detergent? I am totally out of Tide now and I still have Rockin Green but I was thinking of getting the massive costco tub.

Good for you for the P90X. I'm impressed.

I need/want to lose about 30 pounds also. I'm lucky I am tall because I carry it well, but I want to fit into my clothes again. Apparently I don't want it that badly though, because I'm still eating crap.

Lauren - Sounds like a nice trip out. I have a starbucks that is about a 10 minute walk from me as well....maybe I'll venture out there today.



So last night I tried the crib and it was a huge FAIL. Oh well, I'm done stressing about it. But I do think I might just have to go through a night or two of he!! before it works. I'm just SO SICK of waking up at night to feed her frown It sounds mean but I miss sleeping so much. She's not even a bad kid! Her pattern lately has been two wakings (but last night there was also a lot of grunting and groaning and she was doing that since before 6am ugh).

I talked to the girl who has a baby 2 months older than Morgan about watching her a day or two each week and she's on board with it. I just have to figure out when to start it...probably in a few weeks.

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 8 Apr 2011 8:05 AM
 29 Mar 2009
 Burlington
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Do you think she was truly hungry Wicked? How much does she weigh now? I think I probably would have done the same as you - and at least she went back to sleep!

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 8 Apr 2011 10:39 AM
 15 Mar 2010
 Mississauga, ON
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Wicked- Ty is working SO HARD at rolling back to tummy. He can get halfway there, so he spends a lot of time on his side, haha. He gets really frustrated, though! Sorry your night didn't go as planned! I'd just keep trying, maybe last night was one of those fluke nights where she was just hungrier than usual.

Ali- glad you found someone to watch Morgan! I wish I lived closer, I would just have you bring her over to play with Ty while you worked! I wonder if when you get M to sleep on her own in the crib if she'll wake less frequently. I know it's been a rough transition, but maybe you're right and that you will just have to deal with two or three bad nights and then that will be that? I'd do it on nights where your DH will be home the next day so you can nap if you need to. I know that Ty has been sleeping SO much better since being in his own room. I attribute it to the fact that I can't hear EVERY little sound he makes (I keep the monitor on low now) so I don't stir when he stirs. It's been great (though we did have a few rough nights at the beginning).

Corrie- that is so sad! I hate the heartbreaking cries!

AFM- My MIL will be here in 2 hours or so. She's taking me back to Ikea to get a few things I forgot. I'm hoping they'll have a pitcher I can use for milk. I can't find ours and wonder if I threw it away? I want to eat some cereal, but have nothing to put the milk in! Haha. I looked at shoppers and at the grocery store, but didn't find any. Weird.

Ty is being baptized on Sunday! I'm excited. We're not doing anything special for it, and the only people there will be his godfather (his godmother lives in NY) and my in-laws. It'll be sweet and quiet, though. Just the way DH and I like things. When we were confirmed Catholic 2 years ago, the only people there with us were our good friends from Ottawa (who drove down JUST for the Easter vigil Mass to watch our confirmation. It was so sweet of them).

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 9 Apr 2011 9:26 AM
 15 Mar 2010
 Mississauga, ON
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Puddles- that cake is SOOO cute! I love it! And your dinner sounds amazing. I really wish I was a better cook. I try, but these days I stick to things I know are fast and easy. I hope you have a big poop before your weigh in! rofl I always hate weighing in after a really intense week of working out. I have actually stopped weighing myself, and even though I know I want to lose a certain number of pounds, I weigh in maybe once a month, because I get too discouraged and give up if the numbers aren't going down fast enough. It's even worse when they stay the same and I've worked my butt off, and restricted bad foods. I'm starting a new work out plan on Monday, and I'm looking forward to it. Hoping it makes me feel better about myself more than anything. I've been having serious self esteem issues and while I recognize that I really DON'T care about myself as much as I care about Ty, I think HE will benefit from having a mom who cares about herself. I see my MIL say things like "your nana is so dumb" or "you have a boring nana" or "your nana is scary/ugly" and I hate it. I wouldn't say things like that to him, but I do think them about myself, and I've got to stop. It's so important to me to be the very best example I can be for my children, and I never want them to copy my negative behaviors. I know I'll feel better about myself if I'm working to take care of myself mentally and physically, so I have to start somewhere!

Annnnnd, sorry about that novella. Hah.

MIL and FIL are in Toronto this weekend. FIL has a conference at a hotel at Eaton Centre, so they are staying there. They are looking at buying a condo as a second home somewhere in the GTA, so that when they come visit they can stay there. I think that's a great idea. smile I know that means they'll be visiting more frequently, but I really want Ty to have a good relationship with them. I had an amazing relationship with my grandparents, and I know Ty won't get that from my parents, and I really want him to have that with one set of grandparents. And if they have a condo, they'll have a car (which we'd get to use when they're not here, I think!) and if they have a condo they won't stay with us. And also they want to come down once a month, and I am totally okay with having a once a month date night with DH. smile Even though MIL is totally going to spoil Ty, I'm okay with that. She isn't his parent, and she won't do the things I would do, but she's not supposed to.

Last night FIL came in after Ty was in bed, and he went to go watch him sleep. It was cute. But he woke Ty up accidentally! Then he was talking to him! then DH went and brought Ty out! I was freaking out. LOL. I have a system for dealing with nighttime wakeups that include NO talking and NO light. I freaked out. So in turn, Ty had a difficult night. But DH was awake at 2:30am when Ty decided to have a wake up (his third and final for the night), and I woke up and saw Ty's bedroom door open, and freaked out. I poked my head in and saw DH rocking Ty back to sleep. It was cute. I really did appreciate that he took care of Ty then, instead of waking me to do it (like he has done in the past). He crawled into bed at 3am, and I got to stay in bed until Ty woke up this morning at 6:30. It was pretty great. It's nearly 9:30 and DH is still snuggled in bed with the dogs, but I'm okay with that.

This has been a very wordy update from me! I should stop typing now.

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 9 Apr 2011 4:06 PM
 20 Jun 2006
 Nova Scotia
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Shauna - We're having Bria Baptized tomorrow too! We're just having a little get together afterward at our house (it will be both Godparents and their families as well as my DH's other brother and his family along with my parents...and all the kids. So 10 adults and 8 kids. We will feed everyone though because most are coming from 1-2 hours away for it. Spent the day housecleaning today! Hopefully it will be a great day for the babies!

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 9 Apr 2011 6:13 PM
 29 Mar 2009
 Burlington
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Wicked - those two are going to be best friends - even if V is tormenting her a bit. They crack me up! How was your night last night?

Shauna - I wish you were closer! Even the west end of Mississauga - I would totally drive to you and hire you for Morgan's daycare. They would have so much fun together!

Enjoy the baptism tomorrow!

Cute story about DH rocking Ty back to sleep.

Also, I like the way you have altered your thinking to want to be better to yourself for Ty's sake. It's a good perspective to have! What are you going to do for your workouts?

Puddles- wow, are you ever ambitious attempting that cake!!! It looks awesome, but WAY too much work for me! rofl Make sure you take pics and let us know how it turned out!

I hope H has a wonderful baptism tomorrow as well!

Did you get the 1000 load Nellies from Costco??? And you are almost out? HOly crap!!!

Does the Ergo face forward and back? And can you put them on your back? I like the look of it, and a big reason is for the little hood you can put over their head if they fall asleep. I know they were on babysteals once for about 60 bucks, I would totally get one if I see them again (in a decent print, not that horrible pink one)

How was your w/i? Did you have a big poop before it? rofl

Toronto - :hi:

Lauren - yes, I run. I started last year in prep for my wedding, and I got hooked ( I can say that for sure, since I was actually running OUTSIDE in the winter!) I stopped around 12 weeks pregnant because I just because I started feeling pretty hot and crappy, and then I got lazy. I started again about 6 weeks ago, but only for a week...then that fell by the wayside. That was in the gym though, on the treadmill. I'm going to get out there again soon, as soon as my upper back injury is healed (I have an old disc injury that flares up from time to time and it's been back for about a month, but it's definitely getting better now).
I was considering training for a half marathon this fall, but I think I will do a 5k training plan to get back into it and then either a 10k or half program.

I laughed at your Mother Goose story!! We totally missed our first session as well because I"m a donkey and thought it started a week later. Oops.

Piper - enjoy your baptism as well, and the house full of people!


Our night last night was weird....she woke up at 1045, which is REALLY early for her first wakeup (was asleep by about 8pm). I figured it would be a brutal night, with a wakeup that early. I tried to soothe her but finally broke down and fed her around 1115, and she ate, went back to sleep and didn't wake again until 345. She ate again then, but then started stirring around 6am, and grunted and groaned and tried to bust out of her woombie until I finally let her out around quarter to 7.

So I've decided that I do in fact need to bite the bullet and go through a few rough nights transferring her to the crib. (thank you all for the advice). Mostly because I need to get my life back. With her in the bassinet, I'm basically going to bed when she does - I nurse her, put her down, and then I fart around on the laptop for an hour before I go to sleep - between 9 and 10. What I want to do is be able to put her down between 7 and 8 (or perhaps just nurse her and pass her off to DH so he can put her down), so I can get outside a few evenings a week and start running again. This schedule will be perfect in the summer when it's mega hot and I will have to run late. I also wouldn't mind having some time with my husband again too!

I am again also debating whether or not to bust her out of the woombie at the same time. I'm prepared for a few BRUTAL nights, but I'm thinking that if I do them both together, the worst will be over sooner. I know she sleeps better in it at the beginning of the night, but the early mornings are killer now, since she is stirring, trying to bust out of it by 530 or 6am every day. How do I get her to sleep later? LOL

Anyway, these are mostly thoughts and I am feeling ready to do this, although I'm not sure if I will start it tonight, because DH is going out to a poker tournament so I might as well be comfortable for one last night rofl There is a futon in her room (folded up into a couch right now, but still comfy enough) so I might even just spend the first few nights in there with her if I need to since my biggest thing is being too tired to drag my butt out of bed over to her room.

Thanks for once again listening to me babble about this ridiculousness!

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 9 Apr 2011 8:58 PM
 24 Dec 2009
 Canada
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Talie - I'm so out of the loop and just read your posts. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss! I'm repeating everything everyone else said when I say that I'm sure TTC in the summer/fall will be quick for you! Thinking of you!

Ali - I was thinking the same thing about the swaddle! G is still swaddled for his entire night but starts to fuss every hour starting around 5am. After a feed he falls asleep next to me with his arms out. Need to bite the bullet and put up with few nights of no sleep I think while he adjusts in the beginning. Forgot to mention if you're ever in a jam for someone watching M, I'm close by.

AFM - G's baptism is on Mother's Day and I LOVE the rainbow cake idea Puddles! Will have to attempt sometime! I took a couple of the cheesy cake decorating classes through Michael's starting when G was 2 months old so I'm doing something like this with lambs since it isn't too 'churchy': http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_KoBmJsJaOoY/Sw...ake.resized.JPG

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 9 Apr 2011 9:03 PM
 19 Feb 2010
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Ali - good luck. I hope your rough nights are not all that rough. I hear ya, I hate getting up in the night too. Especially for that first few minutes. After that I wake up a bit. I find, the longer I stay in bed and listen to her, the harder it is to get up. So I guess if it comes time that I need to let her CIO, it will be hard. Feeding her is just quicker and easier.

Puddles - When are you making the cake?
I just watched the video on how to make it.

Shauna - Ty is so lucky to have a Mom that is conscious of her thoughts and words already! Good for you.

Wish I could write more but my Mom is visiting-- which means good meals and an extra hand with DD, while DH is working!

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 9 Apr 2011 9:25 PM
 29 Mar 2009
 Burlington
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Puddles - I love that movie. So sad when Patrick Swayze died. I think I saw it 3 times in the theatre!

Oops, sorry I screwed up the dates for your Baptism. It was your inlaws that came for dinner, right?

His poker tournament is just a big game I guess. There are around 35 guys there, he just texted me. He's table leader and eliminations start in 30 minutes.

I like the sound of the Ergo, but Morgan really likes facing out when I stick her in the infantino. I think I'll just stick with that one for now. I LOVE my stroller so I don't use the carrier all that often, plus I just really have to adjust it to fit better and it's not bad. CANNOT spend any more money!

You crack me up with your master plan about the next kid. I can't commit either way at this point since we aren't positive there will be another. I think once M gets moved to her room and we get our lives back to normal a little more, we might discuss it. As you know, if we DO have a second we won't be waiting a long time given our ages.

Hopeful - cute cake! I love little sheep! Good to know I'm not alone with my swaddle fighter. I'm just psyching myself up to start the process now.

Thanks for the offer to watch M! Same goes for you if you ever need someone to take G for you. Of course my schedule is getting less open, with going back to work a few mornings a week in the near future frown

Lauren - I definitely think it's easier to just feed. A few times I've tried not to since I thought it hadn't been THAT long since she'd eaten, but after a half hour or so of trying to soothe her or listening to her fuss, I gave in and she actually ate (as opposed to snacked). I have noticed a couple of times lately though, she doesn't fall back to sleep as quickly and easily after eating.

Enjoy your time with your mom! I wish mine were closer frown

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 9 Apr 2011 9:46 PM
 8 Jan 2006
 Ottawa, Ontario
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Hello ladies,

I'm still around but I'm so out of the loop; attempting s\o's is next to impossible. I do read fairly often though. smile

Congrats to H on rolling!

T rolled both ways 2 weeks ago and now it's like he doesn't want to anymore. Odd. He's much more enthralled with sucking on his toes and trying to sit up (he does but not super steady yet). Silly boy. tongueold

Re: trying again. Yup, definitely by August. Probably end of May actually. I want to lose the 15 lbs I've managed to gain since T's birth and as soon as that's done we'll pull the goalie (actually we did this past month and *might* have had a chemical pregnancy but have since decided we're not quite ready yet anyway).

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 9 Apr 2011 10:08 PM
 23 Feb 2006
 Toronto, ON
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Hi everyone!

Soooo tired so will do shout outs tomorrow, just thinking about a few topics:

Rolling - still only front to back over here. She can get halfway the other way but gets stuck on her side.

Swaddle - sigh, I'm so torn on this one, DD is still in the Ergo Coccoon. I've tried one arm out and two arms out for naps and it's so bad I end up sticking her arms back in and then chickening back out again. I know I need to be consistent but she just totally flails and wakes herself up. Maybe I need to just bite the bullet too.

Other than that, still having this issue of S always waking up within an hour of going to bed. It doesn't seem to matter if she falls asleep on her own, on the boob, being rocked etc., she just wakes up and is really upset. After she settles back down she'll sleep anywhere fom 6-10 hours but she just always wakes up, not sure what to do about that one.

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 9 Apr 2011 10:20 PM
 8 Jan 2006
 Ottawa, Ontario
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Ali a chemical pg is when the sperm meets the egg, sticks, but just barely and not for long... also referred to as an early m\c (usually at 4 or 5 weeks). I had many before conceiving Thomas, so I sorta think that is what happened this past month but I could be wrong too. Doesn't really matter at the end of the day I guess. I'm terrified of m\c since my missed one in late 09. I know I deal better with the chemical sort than the other types so if it has to be m\c I always pray it's chemical. Sucks to think of this stuff but it's my reality and I just try not to dwell on it too much. Thomas definitely helps me see the light at the end of the TTC process. smile

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 9 Apr 2011 10:32 PM
 15 Mar 2010
 Mississauga, ON
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I would love to get pregnant in August! It could be like a pregnancy pact, lol! We're kind of like "whenever" about it, though, since I'm a SAHM and we don't use birth control. We're hoping to put a bit of space between the babies, but haven't really said yes or no to any specific time frame. Lots of people ask us when we want to have another, and we say "I dunno, whenever". Which means every time I'm fertile and DH wants to get frisky, I have to say "are you okay with another baby now?" sometimes he says yes, sometimes he says no.

We'll see what happens. We would like to enjoy our time with just Tyron for a while, since after a second baby comes we're never going to just have one kid to look after, so we're enjoying this time now. We're young and hopeful that things will go well and we'll have lots of little ones in the future.

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 10 Apr 2011 10:49 AM
 29 Mar 2009
 Burlington
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Corrie - I hear you! I tried the cocoon again one day for a nap when M's woombies were in the wash. She was getting all squirrely so I popped one arm out, but that didn't help. I would just go for it, but I'm still on the fence for a VERY stupid reason - I ordered a big baby houdini woombie for Morgan from Funky Tricycle and it should be here in a week. rofl I guess I feel like it will be a huge waste of money if I bust her out now.

How long does it take you to get S settled down again after she wakes up? Sounds like the rest of the night is going well for you though, that's good.

Ciao - thanks for the explanation. I am assuming a lot of people wouldn't even know they had a chemical, unless they were testing early. Also, what is a missed m/c? Glad you can see the positives with T!

Shauna - ooh, I thought you guys wanted to wait until 2012! Sounds like it might be sooner for you!

Hope you have a great Baptism for Ty today!



We had a great night last night. Morgan fell asleep eating at around 745, and since I was still awake at 10pm I decided to do a dreamfeed. It was tough to get her to latch on, she was SO sleepy (which I thought was funny since she was really restless from about 8-930) but she finally did and ate for 8 or 10 minutes. Then she slept until 445! She was starting to make noise so I fed her, mostly because I figured I'd stand a better chance of having her fall back asleep if I didn't leave it for too long, and I was right - she went back down until 8am!

THis mornings nap, however, was a huge FAIL. LOL. I can hear her downstairs with DH and she's getting a bit cranky and he keeps telling her to stop it and saying what's wrong...and I'm up here thinking to myself, she's tired and needs her nap rofl

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 10 Apr 2011 10:56 AM
 29 Mar 2009
 Burlington
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Wicked - enjoy your TM! I have one, but it's in the garage/storage right now. I hope we will move it to the basement once it's finished. I don't love treadmill running since I'm more of an outdoor runner, but it's nice for when you can't leave the house. I will likely use it more next winter.

Did you get your test results from the doctor?

We won't be baptising Morgan either. I'm not Catholic, but DH is. I told him it's up to him. One day he says yes, the next he says no. His biggest reason for not doing it is that we don't attend church and he says he'll feel like a hypocrite. I don't know if that's true or not.

TTC - are you going to specifically try for a boy? I think I will if we try for a second. I read something about BD timing based on ovulation, and I had a pretty regular cycle when we conceived Morgan so while we were hoping for a boy, I was pretty sure she'd be a girl.

Sorry about your stepsister leaving frown

Good idea about D and the DF's for now. Hopefully she'll be more ready in a week or two to try again.

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 10 Apr 2011 2:37 PM
 25 Nov 2007
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Hey everyone!

It's been a busy few days so haven't been on to post! We had a huge family party this weekend for my dad's b-day, so a lot of last week was spent prepping for the party in between dealing with a fussy, teething, potentially growth-spurting little boy! I can't believe this first 'November baby' is going to be 6 mos old this week!

TTC - probably in the summer, but only b/c it took us nearly 2 years to conceive. So I don't expect it to happen right away (but we'd be okay if it did!).

Not baptizing here either. We both come from very different religious backgrounds and will leave it up to A to decide whatever he wants to do/be when he's older.

Hope everyone's doing well! bye DS is kicking the computer as I type, so I should probably go! Have a great day! laugh

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