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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:27 am 
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This afternoon my charge decided to have a twenty-minute screaming fit, in which I had to key-lock him inside the house to prevent him from running away onto the road, because he didn't like the way I'd parked the car. NOPE.

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 Post subject: Re: Ventilation Station 2.0
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:12 am 
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this is a pretty lame vent but it's more of a COME ON MAN!

this morning i had to go to the chiro so i got up early and showered (yay!) and nursed BabyPunk then by some miracle when i laid her down in her cosleeper almost immediately after i nursed her she stayed asleep (whoa!) so i left my husband in charge ASSUMING she would wake up at some point.

i come back and he's sitting on the couch and says "taking care of the baby is easy"

she was still in the same spot i left her. hadnt budged, woken up, or made one squawky noise. SERIOUSLY??

i know my husband was joking around and he knows it was more of luck of the draw but i was like COME ON MAN!!!!!
i get almost zero hands free time all day while he's at work. i leave him for a little over an hour and she sleeps the entire time.

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 Post subject: Re: Ventilation Station 2.0
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:30 am 
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I'd like to add that she woke up 5-10 mins after he left which wasn't totally surprising since it was about time to nurse again but then she pooped so loud the dog jumped off the bed and went running & then she hocked a nice big loogie on me.

Oh the glamour of motherhood!!!!

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Heh. You definitely become more immune to the disgustingness of bodily fluids as a parent. :p


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 Post subject: Re: Ventilation Station 2.0
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:48 pm 
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When my husband watched V when she was about 15-18 months, she would curl up next to him and sleep on the couch while he played video games, totally of her own volition. So unfair.


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 Post subject: Re: Ventilation Station 2.0
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:11 pm 
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When my husband watched V when she was about 15-18 months, she would curl up next to him and sleep on the couch while he played video games, totally of her own volition. So unfair.


Both my kids are like this with my husband. Oh, Daddy's using the computer? Okay, we'll entertain ourselves.

I sit down with my laptop for thirty seconds? OH GOD THE WORLD IS ENDING EVERYONE CLIMB ON MOM AND START SCREAMING

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 Post subject: Re: Ventilation Station 2.0
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:12 am 
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I'd consider yourselves lucky, in a way -- if my kids were chill around my husband, I think I could get him to watch them more. My kids act even crazier around my husband than they do around me! I will have him watch all 3 while I am cooking or exercising and I come back and it's like the room has been ransacked (more cleaning for me). When my husband goes out hiking for the day, the kids are easier to keep in line than when he is here and I can get so much cleaning done. Almost makes me wish my husband didn't work from home!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:59 pm 
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So as of tomorrow my husband will have no job because his company is dissolving. There are just so many unknown's right now and it's kind of stressing me out! He's getting some severance and we've always wanted to move to the west coast (bay area or seattle) anyway so we're thinking now is the time try it out if he can find a job in a reasonable amount of time. But ah! It's such a bigger decision with a toddler and newborn in tow.

Also, I wish Ada would stop sticking her hands down her diaper. Yesterday morning my husband said she put her hands down the back of her diaper, only to realize she had pooped. Then she put her fingers in her mouth. Eeewwwww!


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 Post subject: Re: Ventilation Station 2.0
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:54 pm 
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Oh gosh, Sashi, sorry about the job!


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 Post subject: Re: Ventilation Station 2.0
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Sashi, so sorry you guys are going through that. Transitional times are so stressful for me. The unknown can be overwhelming. I hope you guys find something that is great for your family.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:35 pm 
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Woah Sashi! That's really tough. What exactly does he do? I can ask on FB to see if anyone knows of any openings, half the people I know from high school are programmers in the bay area now.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:18 am 
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I wish the health visitors weren't so concerned about my kids' socialisation. They're so friendly (Beet ran down the stairs, grabbed her hand, and escorted her up), when we go out, they try to talk to everyone -- other kids usually ignore them, so it's not like my kids aren't the sociable ones. We had a different health visitor than usual in yesterday and she was reading Vax's notes out loud and they said something like, "attends no social groups, older brother being homeschooled." forking forkers! Why is that in Vax's health notes?!! I tried to explain that the only local social group seems to be more concerned with all the adults eating cake, but ended up with a lecture on parallel play. She didn't really seem too fussed about the homeschool, but I guess the lady who wrote it down was fussed enough.

And Refinnej, I thought of you when she was asking about the skin on his chest -- he had prickly heat rash last week (the heatwave even hit Scotland!) and it was still a tiny bit rough. She was totally interrogating me about washing powders (she was all, "you don't use bio powder do you" and I lied and said, "oh, no!") and what baby lotions I use. (For all y'all who don't have HVs, this lady was actually okay/pretty chill for a Health Visitor -- most of them are way worse.)

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 Post subject: Re: Ventilation Station 2.0
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:58 am 
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Woah Sashi! That's really tough. What exactly does he do? I can ask on FB to see if anyone knows of any openings, half the people I know from high school are programmers in the bay area now.

That would be awesome. I'll ask him if he wants you to. Did you know that you and B went to school with his current boss? They talked about it when we had that soy and sake meet up.
I don't think he'd have any problem at all finding a job quickly where we are so we're going to give looking for a job on the west coast a couple of months and if nothing happens just stay here.


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 Post subject: Re: Ventilation Station 2.0
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It blows my mind that these health visitors are so up in your business! I can't imagine.

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 Post subject: Re: Ventilation Station 2.0
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:44 am 
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sashi wrote:
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Woah Sashi! That's really tough. What exactly does he do? I can ask on FB to see if anyone knows of any openings, half the people I know from high school are programmers in the bay area now.

That would be awesome. I'll ask him if he wants you to. Did you know that you and B went to school with his current boss? They talked about it when we had that soy and sake meet up.
I don't think he'd have any problem at all finding a job quickly where we are so we're going to give looking for a job on the west coast a couple of months and if nothing happens just stay here.



I did hear that - Sam and Brent were actually in the same class, though I only knew him slightly from hanging out in his wing a lot for a brief spell. And I agree, he'll be fine - most of my CS friends have not had any problem finding good positions in the last few years.


Ventlet: parents in public spaces who are encouraging their children (and thus yours next to them) to misbehave. Woman at baby gym was encouraging her kid and V to throw the balls out of the ball pit and make a mess (and not cleaning it up or having her daughter help clean up). I had to fix THAT habit at the next class..


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 Post subject: Re: Ventilation Station 2.0
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:13 pm 
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Lol@crabby...that's crazy! I do hate the "all up in your business" attitude of the hv's around here, though to be fair, we met one at clinic when I went to weigh Freya that was pretty nice. The playgroups thing is an expected ritual here too. That we didn't play a lot with others when she was small surely did affect her in some ways, and maybe that's part of why she was extra wary of other kids for awhile. She's outgrowing it though, and we have plenty of play with others now that things are slightly easier. Freya gets prickly heat too..all over the back of her neck mostly, right on top of her stork mark. It doesn't seem to bother her to0 much and she likes to say "cream! cream!" because we sometimes put coconut oil (the solid kind) on it.

@sashi, that sounds really hard and scary all at the same time. I hope you get some leads soon.


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This morning some woman sitting on a street corner asked me how old Alice was. She guessed two weeks. I said no she was two months. Then she said "really? You look like you just gave birth. Your stomach is still ( hand motion making a belly)". Thanks a lot lady.


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Woah!! What a jerk.


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 Post subject: Re: Ventilation Station 2.0
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This morning some woman sitting on a street corner asked me how old Alice was. She guessed two weeks. I said no she was two months. Then she said "really? You look like you just gave birth. Your stomach is still ( hand motion making a belly)". Thanks a lot lady.
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A) what a crasshole, but b) clearly she knows nothing about babies and birthing because if Alice was that size at two weeks it would be very disturbing and bellies contract (or don't) in their own damn time.


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OMG. *stink eye*

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Sending you lots of good thoughts sashi! I hope that A lands on his feet soon. And you look amazing - people just need to stfu with the personal comments.

We should do another Madison Park meet-up before you leave the area! I'd love to see Ada and meet Alice! We're free every day except Tuesday and Wednesday.

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It's totally understandable and partially my fault (she found a woman available to step in from her nanny group but by the time I saw the message it was 15 minutes before I was supposed to leave), but the babysitter and her daughter got sick and so I don't get to go on my awesome planned sushi and wine touring trip today. Haven't had a break from childcare in weeks.


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sashi wrote:
This morning some woman sitting on a street corner asked me how old Alice was. She guessed two weeks. I said no she was two months. Then she said "really? You look like you just gave birth. Your stomach is still ( hand motion making a belly)". Thanks a lot lady.

Why. In. The. World. Would anyone feel that is okay to say to another person?! So rude! Sorry you had to hear that load of bullshiitake!

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I think its the same people who are expressing shock at Princess Kate's "mummy tummy" and surprise that she isn't back to her prebaby figure a day postpartum. Aka idiots.

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