Mother Hens

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by user63, Apr 3, 2014.

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  1. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    You are not a bad mom, Doom. We're all barely treading water right now. <3
     
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  2. Doom&Sparkles

    Doom&Sparkles Chicken

    Thank you ladies. sorry, bad mom is what I think in my head. Its a bad habit to fix esp when times are hard and emotions are not...normal.
     
  3. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    We all have those “bad mom” feelings. You really are doing great!
     
  4. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Fry desperately needs a nap today. I told him to try having some peaceful time, and if he can’t sleep because he has too much energy, I’ll bring him downstairs. He’s swearing “I have too much energy”, all while slurring his speech and forcing himself to scurry around (which is currently more of a stumble). It’s like being with a drunk who is SURE they’re totally sober.
     
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  5. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    While I'm sure that's stressful and exhausting, it also sounds adorable.
     
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  6. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    I have definitely seen that with A. Acting like a tiny drunk lol. Hopefully he went down for you. Those days can be rough <3
     
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  7. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    We went to our neighborhood kiddie pool today and sat off to the side so she could just have a change in scenery. It was bittersweet because she was so interested in everyone but couldn’t get near them.
     
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  8. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    The good news is kids are super adaptable and when socializing is back on the table she will adjust.
     
  9. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    A just pooped on the potty for the first time today! She’s at day home today, so she got a treat there for going lol. She was so excited, saying “I pooped!” :lol:
     
  10. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

  11. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Ugh Fry has this thing where he’ll sometimes impulsively kick things, and unfortunately he smirks when he does it. Today he tried it with our neighbor’s puppy (only neighbor’s daughter saw it). He didn’t make contact, but I brought him in the house, texted the mom and explained what happened, was super apologetic, told her we’re working on it, will email his teachers for suggestions, and that he faced consequences for it.

    Rooster told me the text made it sound like a bigger deal than it was, which was not what I needed to hear. It’s been half an hour and Fry’s still crying that he was taken away from the puppy. He’s so emotionally overloaded I can’t get through to him on the why, how to behave next time, etc.

    Just needed to vent. Stuff like this sucks, and moments like this make me really worry about Fry being isolated.
     
  12. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    It really sucks! He’ll gather himself soon enough and eventually will learn why he shouldn’t do that.

    (Which won’t stop it from happening again as kids have zero impulse control...)
     
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  13. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    OMJG, mom wrote me back, was super understanding, said I was a great mom, and now I’m crying in gratitude because pregnant lady.
     
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  14. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    Yeah I think you did the right thing. Kids are going to be like that sometimes, but they need to learn about consequences too. You are a good mom <3
     
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  15. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Annnnd he went down for a nap with no protest. Little guy’s exhausted.
     
  16. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    A nap fixes so many things.
     
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  17. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Say a prayer for my friend who’s 5 month old now rolls only back to front and now not swaddled sleeps for 1.5hrs max at a time at night.
     
  18. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Why have we still not invented a safe sleep straightjacket?
     
  19. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    They have and they used it until she could roll over, but getting stuck on your face without the use of your arms is the problem. I think the Snoo really straps them down but it’s $$$$$ and only useful for a couple months.
     
  20. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I think I've heard that the straps that come with the Snoo aren't meant for overnight use or something? Like, we're still not allowed to just tie them down. :lol:
     
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  21. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    "Allowed"
     
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  22. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    We’ve tried to set realistic expectations to Fry on what life with a new baby sister will be like. He likes to share his understanding of the situation by saying things like “newborn babies are boring”, “they only eat, sleep, and cry”, “you’ll give me less attention but daddy will give more”. Despite all this, he’s really excited about his baby sister. He loves feeling her kicks and absolutely lights up. It’s so sweet, and makes me so glad I got pregnant when I did; earlier I don’t think he’d have been in a social-emotional enough place developmentally to comprehend all this.
     
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  23. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    That’s so sweet. C1 is such a good big brother that it melts me. We were afraid he’d be jealous since he’s so attached to me but he looooves the baby and his big brother role.
     
  24. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I get some heart melty stories at work. Today, 4yr old big brother was crying to mom about how he wished they were all home so he could hug baby brother all night. Ngl I teared up some.
     
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  25. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    C2 barfed allll over. Normal. I take him to change us both. Unzip his pjs. Important to note here that D did bath tonight, before I gave the baby the bottle we ended up wearing.

    He. Is. Not. Wearing. A. DIAPER.