Mother Hens

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Apples&Oranges, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Night vision baby always looks so creepy when he sits up and stares at light on the camera.
  2. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    But he’s getting more hair and it’s fluffy like a baby duck!
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  3. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    If L poops before her morning nap, she naps 2.5 hours blissfully. No poop means she’ll poop an hour into the nap and that wakes her up, and then she’s overtired. Very tempted to start giving her a pear purée when she first wakes up in the morning!
  4. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    I am going to my SIL's baby shower next weekend. I was planning to leave A home with C, but I'm not sure if I should be taking her? I feel like MIL & SIL were indicating I should bring her at dinner last night. WWCD?
  5. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Whatever makes you less stressed. If that’s taking A, then that’s what you do. If that’s bringing her, then there you go.

    ETA: obviously I meant if it’s taking her or not—whatever makes you happiest. Just realized I included two options that are bringing her. Oops.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2019
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  6. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    If it isn't going to be an issue with feeding (IIRC, she's getting formula some so it shouldn't be), I'd probably leave her home so you can actually enjoy the party instead of tending to her the whole time. It's already flu season and you know everyone is probably going to try to touch her so you can use that as your excuse for not bringing her.
  7. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    It's been my experience that babies are always kind of distracting for everyone, especially at baby showers? Idk your SIL, but she might be a little resentful when the baby is stealing the focus?

    And yeah, it'll be nice for you to have adult time
  8. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Honestly whatever is best for you! It’s not weird either way. It might be nice to have a break to just be yourself and hang. Or you might be a nervous wreck and would rather have her with you. I could have chosen either one depending on the day. Either way good excuse to bounce early from the party too if you want.
  9. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    The party is only 2 hours long and she's going 3.5 to 4ish hours between feeds so she'll be fine for food. It's less stressful for me to leave her at home rather than dealing with her possibly getting fussy or anything. As long as I don't get guilt tripped for not bringing her.

    @hellohelloagain my SIL doesn't love being the center of attention usually and she seemed to be hinting to bring A.

    Also scary thing today - the car seat base in C's car is seatbelt installed and came super loose today. No idea how or why. Thankfully we noticed but ugggh now I'm nervous it'll happen again.
  10. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    And this is how adorable baby nicknames are born.

    @Zoomzoom Honestly? I’d go without A. It took me far too long to do things without C, which made my first year a lot harder. Go out, socialize, and have fun. It’s a short time but it’ll be a nice break.
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  11. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Moms of 2+: when did you tell your older kid(s) about the baby? And any good big sibling book recs? Kid is just 4 and super into having a baby (sister if she got to pick), if it makes a difference.
  12. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Do you have something to tell us, though?
  13. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Yes, C’s a girl now
  14. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    :angry: Missed that.

    I’m going to go finish my coffee now, then go hang out in the cone of shame.
  15. HBC

    HBC Chicken

  16. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

    We told E early on, basically as soon as we were willing to allow her to blab it to other people she saw. I didn’t use any particular books, just general character ones about being a big sibling, i.e. Daniel Tiger. She had a baby doll that we used a lot to show different things we would need to do to take care of the baby and how she could help.
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  17. Roo

    Roo Chicken

    M was too young to care too much, so no helpful advice here.
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  18. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Tbh he says he wants to be a mommy when he grows up but 4.5 seems a little early to make that kind of decision.
  19. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I hope he fulfills all of his dreams
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  20. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Me too.

    Pro tip: girls pants (joggers at least) are longer, skinnier, thicker, and most importantly come in pink.
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  21. Roo

    Roo Chicken

    Wait, what now? This could make things so much easier! This boy's pants will not stay up.
  22. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    The Cat & Jack fleece joggers are aces. The boys pants don’t have pockets or real drawstrings but the girls do.
  23. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    They do! They're also pretty big. I ordered a 2T for E, but they were so big. The 18 M is still too big, but STFU you're wrong. E is currently 19 months old, and has otherwise grown out of her 18 month clothes.
  24. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    Thank you for the tip on that. Neither of my kids have butts and E is between sizes. He just learned to jump and every time he jumps his pants fall down.

    S was quite a bit younger but we did the baby doll/big brother book for him.
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  25. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    My babby is 2 weeks old today and my heart can’t take it :no:
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