Mother Hens

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

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  1. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    Only liking for the basic La Croix
     
  2. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    I hope E is feeling better in the morning. It sucks so bad seeing them cry from the shots.
     
  3. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    And another 4am wake up (and no diaper leak so wtf!) today. At least it’s been 5am the last couple days. I’m living off the same kind of sleep I had in the newborn days at this point, and my newborn isn’t even here yet! Ugggggh.

    Tonight we are moving A into her big girl room for sleep, so fingers crossed that goes well! Maybe she’ll “sleep in” until 5am again?
     
  4. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    This was the first morning M has said “mama” to me since (as R refers to it) the Betrayal at the ER when I helped the nurses hold him down so they could put in the IV.
     
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  5. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    A has figured out the M sound so now when she cries it sounds like she's screaming "mama" over and over and it breaks my heart.
     
  6. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    I meant to do this days ago and just got around to it and holy freaking shit!
     
  7. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Like....literally?

    Eta: I'm not googling and I don't really wanna know!
     
  8. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Well it’s not an ick factor, but its bizarre. Like behavioral changes and paranoia and stuff.
     
  9. Chevere

    Chevere Chicken

    Yea miralax isn't approved for use in kids & more studies need to be done to explore peg effects in kids. I'd stick with a fiber based laxative. Wouldn't be concerned with a dose or two, but its not labeled for more than 7 days in anybody.
     
  10. deet

    deet Chicken

    Here was my ped's response when I asked her directly about it:

     
  11. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    I hate teeth. That is all.
     
  12. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    already??
     
  13. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    Serial post but E ate 3oz at once! It doesn’t sound like a lot but for a baby who has been stuck at 75ml/bottle, I’m excited.
     
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  14. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    That's all we can guess it is. She's a cranky drool machine who was full on screaming at me when she was nursing before bed tonight.
     
  15. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

  16. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    E has been squealing and cooing all day today. It warms my heart. It almost makes up for the 40mins of sleep I got last night. Almost.
     
  17. deet

    deet Chicken

    My little guy is gonna be 2 on Monday. I’m sad and also OMJG ALMOST DONE WITH DIAPERS.
     
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  18. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    I'm entering the realm of "older children" and it's uncharted territory for me. Today, S had basketball and we told her to wear her basketball shorts and put sweatpants on over them. Usually, the only kind of pants she will wear is leggings. She didnt even own any sweatpants before basketball, and this was the first time she was wearing them. She put them on and immediately took them off, saying she didnt like them because it made her look like a girl in her school. The girl is tall, a bit chunky, and a bit of a tom boy, but theyre always friendly to each other and S does like her. So this came out of the blue. She was really pushing back against the pants, saying she's afraid everyone will laugh at her, she's pouting and crying and just generally giving a super shitty attitude about it. I forced her to wear the pants. Made some threats I'm not exactly proud of. But idk. I want to be sensitive to her feelings, but at the same time I feel like she is way too young to have this kind of attitude about clothes, and maybe she has been too spoiled. And it's not like she is some fashion diva. Half the time she doesn't even match, and she knows it and generally doesn't care. She just picks what she likes in the mornings and goes with it.

    Anyway, what would chickens do?

    Also, at one point, even though it was a serious conversation, I accidentally laughed because she was complaining that the sweatpants "were going everywhere." I don't even know what she means lol. Not tight, i guess?
     
  19. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    Hmmm. Clearly not a parent of a chick S's age, but I would have asked her to elaborate why she thought she looked like that other child, and why she didn't like it (at least, once you have the time). If she really doesn't like the sweatpants, is wearing leggings under the shorts an option?
     
  20. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    So are kids making fun of the other girl? Is that maybe why she thinks she’ll get laughed at too?
     
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  21. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    I did ask her if people are teasing the girl and laughing at her and she said they weren't, so idk. I'm going to try to have a more thorough conversation about it later to get to the root of it.

    For an extra dose of "kids make no fucking sense," S has a hoodie that this girl also has and she was really excited to show her that they have the same hoodie a couple months ago. And it's also the hoodie she chose to wore today.

    And she has a Ty toy that has the same name as this girl and she brought it to school 2 weeks ago all excited to show her. S invited the girl to her birthday party. They are never anything but friendly and happy to see each other when we bump into them in the neighborhood. I really don't get it. My guess is that S just really hated the pants, and it wasnt necessarily related to this girl directly, but she just didnt like how it looked and that was the first thing she thought of to describe the look. But she has to learn to dress functionally, not just for fashion.

    @Fitz that's what I tried to have her do last time, but she said she didn't want to because she was afraid she would get too hot. So she wore the leggings on top of the shorts instead, which prompted me to buy the sweats. :roll:
     
  22. antisocialite

    antisocialite Chicken

    What I would have done, personally, is not forced her to wear them and let her be cold (but bring them along). Hopefully an easy lesson in natural consequences and dressing appropriately.
    A few weeks ago J put a pair of shorts over his sweatpants and was SO proud of dressing himself that way. He looked silly but was happy so, whatever.
     
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  23. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Yeah I’m with anti or “you need to dress appropriately for the activity. That means some kind of long pants and/or shorts.”
     
  24. antisocialite

    antisocialite Chicken

    And also - if leggings over shorts is what she will agree to - who cares how silly she looks! You have ammo to make fun of her for in 10 years!
     
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  25. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Honestly, I don't care how she looks. She doesn't match on the regular, but it's fine. She does need to dress warmly enough for the 15 minute walk to basketball though. I was just really thrown off that this became A Thing, and that she was specifically naming a nice, well liked child as someone she doesn't want to look like. I guess I was/am just worried that she thinks she dresses "better" than this other girl. I tried talking to her about it, but she still couldn't verbalize exactly what the problem was. I asked again if people laugh at the girl or make fun of her and she said no, the other girl just laughs at people when they tell jokes :shrug: