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Thursday, November 2nd, 2006
8:46 pm
Hi, mommies!

I'm new to the group, and I'm not sure if it's still active, but I thought I'd introduce myself anyway. I'm 'syren', and I'm a single mom with a gorgeous 2 year old son. Looking forward to taking part in the community!


Current Mood: lazy
Wednesday, April 12th, 2006
10:44 pm
Conversation with Hannah today after she won a game of Memory...me with 3 matches...her with 6 (why yes, I did throw the game...how did you know??) I'm trying to teach her to be a good winner and a good loser so I was trying to set a good example.

Me: See? I'm being a good loser.

Hannah: And I am a good guesser!

Phoebe's three year well child check was today. Her stats are: 27 lbs (12.25 Kg, 25%) and 36" (91 cm?, 50th%). Got a referal for a pediatric dermatologist for the hemangioma on te side of Phoebe's face, and another prescription for Miralax. I don't use the stuff every day but it does help get Phoebe back to normal for a short while...bowel wise. Anyway. The doctor said she looked good (We saw Dr. Shaw again...thinking about making her the regular for the girls), and she didn't have any concerns if I didn't.

MeriKae is pregnant. She's sicker than a dog...I know because she actually sat down while I was there today. She's the type that has to be moving all the time. She sat pretty much the entire time I was there...which I didn't mind because we had good conversations. And she was crabby man. I'm used to her being a bit crabby to her boys to a degree...but not to Phoebe and Hannah. She usually holds her tongue if the girls annoy her.

It's been a long day.

Current Mood: tired
Thursday, August 12th, 2004
12:38 am
5 year olds with scissors
X-posted in my journal and a couple of others..
So I finally got to see Sara's hair tonight.... after she had spent the night with a friend and they decided to cut each other's hair. *sigh*
It was bugging Tony and I so badly that we had to go get her hair cut so that it would look some what normal again.
Here"s some better pics of her hairCollapse )

I think that if I'm able to put some kind of clips in her hair or something she might not look so much like a boy with this cut.. I'm just not sure yet..

And this ladies and gents is why you don't let your kids friends play with scissors.
Tuesday, August 10th, 2004
1:23 pm
::x-posted like crazy::
i need help...!!!
my daughter is going to be three in october and absolutely refuses to potty train.
i have tried those new "advanced" diapers.
regular underwear.
sitting her on the potty every five minutes.
going potty with her.
offering rewards.
she is the smartest little girl i've seen.
i KNOW she is ready.
she is just being so stubborn and i am running out of patience.
i need any, ANY advice you have.
Sunday, July 25th, 2004
1:13 pm
OK folks. I need your help. I am trying to sell my daughter's old clothes via e-bay. If anyone has a little girl from 12months - 3 years, those are the sizes that are (and will be) listed. The items include brand names such as OLD NAVY, Carter's, Esprit & many others. Halloween costumes, shoes & coats. Perhaps some of you have kiddos that might fit the size ranges I am listing. Or perhaps you have friends of relatives with younger toddler girls in need of the available sizes. I would appreciate it so much if you would check it out or pass the link onto people who may be interested !!!!:o)
GiaSings at ebay!"
Tuesday, June 1st, 2004
3:25 pm
People...I need help! I know noone has posted in this community in F O R E V E R but I hope someone still reads this!

We are going to have family pictures taken in about a week and I have yet to find something for all of us to wear. I'm looking for a common theme...for the girls (size 12 months and 3-4T) to be wearing something similar to what my husband and I would be wearing...and I'm having a pisser of a time coming up with something!

Any ideas anyone?

Current Mood: frustrated
Monday, November 17th, 2003
2:55 pm
Someone help me!

We are going through serious issues with our now three old wanting to be a baby like her sister, who is 8 months old. My husband and I figure its an attention getting thing but it's escalated to the point of Hannah climbing in the crib while her sister is in it. Today I went in and found Hannah, the three year old, putting hand sanitizer all over her sister's face. This has got to stop!

I need suggestions please! Is this normal?

Current Mood: grumpy
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003
5:18 pm
Had to post this, just 'cuz she's cute

Her Daughter

Current Mood: Proud
Monday, October 20th, 2003
1:42 pm
its been a while since i have posted in here but i have a ?
Lets see... I am due to have the Fourth of the Jenkins clan in 7 weeks or so but lately I have been having contractions on a regular basis. ( regular meaning daily) The last week or so they have gotten much worse than normal. AND I have dropped conciderably, Well today I keep having to pee. I would say in the last ten minutes I have peed 8 times... so roughly every minute or. THis pregnancy is sooo differant than the last one. Does anyone have any advice? It also seems as soon as liquid touches my lips I have to run to the bathroom or risk going on myself.
Friday, September 5th, 2003
11:44 pm
We had a bad day today, Beau and I did. My friend Mary, my Mother, and Scott helped talk me down from my upset, I think I'm a rotten Mother, we're all lost, everything is going to go up in flames, peak of the panic mountain place. He was just this surly angry weird kid all day today. Like a total stranger, and I suppose this is typically the beginning of his thirteen year old teenage behavior stage, but it's still so surprising.

I knew this was coming. I'd been warned by every parent I've ever met, and just like I never thought I would need reading glasses, no not me, somehow I'm better and different from everyone else, oh the ego, I thought our relationship was so special and open and wonderful that we would sail through the stormy seas of hormonal teenagerhood with nary a capsizing. But I was wrong.

It's just all so alien to me and yet I know it's normal and even healthy for him to need to pull away. Mary told me to get out my Freud and dust him off, grrrrr, Freud. I just love my son so so much and when he behaves horribly and is rude to everyone -- he actually walked up to me when I was talking to another Mom at his school picnic and said, right in front of her, "My nuts hurt! I want to go." I just stuttered to a stop right there, "I Ummm, uh, I'm sorry, I can't believe my son just said that. Please excuse us," and then I led him away from this woman with her mouth hanging open, this woman I had just been having this great conversation about weight loss surgery with.

And of course I just had to be the Mom who let him dye his hair abut five or six different shades of red, blonde, orange and black. Then I took him to the only store he wanted to go to, to buy some clothes for school, Hot Topic, this punk/goth recycled me in the eighties with safety pins and band badges store. I bought him everything he wanted and what did I expect, overnight he looks like an angry goth boy with black pants covered with zippers and chains, black wristbands, a black sweatshirt with a hood lined in red. I just thought, "Hey this is his life, let him pick his own style, have fun, whatever," but I didn't expect his entire personality to undergo a radical transformation to match.

When he came home today he had a complete meltdown because I misunderstood a cue from him to break away from the kids and speak with him privately. He was winking at me but he was also winking at little George so I just didn't get it. Then he stomped off and sulked for an hour. Then he locked himself in his room and came out later and yelled at everyone for leaving things in front of his door when he refused to answer the knocking when we were trying to get him to come out and get his stuff. Then he freaked out because he thought one of the cats touched his food, yelled Fuck, and threw the pasta and his fork into the sink and stomped back to his room. Then he ignored my asking him to come to my office, ignored my calling him on the intercom, ignored my pounding on his door, and by the time I got the master key, unlocked the door to his room, let myself in, and saw him lying face down on his bed, pretending not to have heard me by having covered his head with pillows, I just turned into this monster mini version of my Mother and freaked out at him. I yelled, I swore, I attacked him verbally, and I've promised myself I wouldn't do this.

Then later after I had calmed down I went back into his room, lay down beside him, put my arm around him and apologized for letting myself get so out of control. I apologized for swearing at him and told him I would try to remain calmer the next time. I explained why I got so upset. I tried to reason with him, but he just stiffened up, refused to make up, refused to let it go or to apologize for his behavior, (which basically ruined six people's night, too long of a story to go into, and I'm so tired), and then said, "I just want to be alone," which is his right but really hurt and is completely out of character for him. I feel like I'm losing my best friend, and I know that I shouldn't need or want anything from him all at the same time. I'm the Mom, I'm supposed to take care of and be here for him, not the other way around. But we've been so close for so long and it just hurts so much...

I'm going to go see the movie Thirteen, maybe it'll help me understand what he's going through. I remember thirteen, I haven't forgotten, but I feel like I've failed somehow as his parent. That I didn't give him enough structure or boundaries or something...
Wednesday, August 20th, 2003
9:10 pm
New community
youngmoms is a community for young women with children or who are expecting.

This is a community for young mothers to come and discuss all things related to being a young mom.

Mothers under the age of 25 face unique challenges, telling your parents you're pregnant, boyfriends who might not be ready for kids, and societys view of young mothers make being under 25 and having children hard.

Weather you're pregnant, nursing, or a mother of three anyone who knows what it's like to be a young mom is welcome.


4:40 pm
% year old starts school on Wed. Her first bus ride to kindergarten. How do I keep from getting to emotional?!!!
Wednesday, August 6th, 2003
6:21 am
Thursday, June 12th, 2003
3:35 pm
Scenario: A 12 hour car trip with a 2 1/2 year old and a 3 month old.

Needed: Help! How can we make this trip go as smoothly as possible? Games? Toys? Ideas? Suggestions?


Current Mood: crazy
Sunday, June 1st, 2003
5:10 pm
What can you do for a 3 month old with a terrible cold besides suffer? Phoebe has her first cold and she's miserable:*(

Current Mood: sad
Wednesday, April 9th, 2003
11:25 pm
My boy isn't walking on his own
Hi there, I'm a newbie here and this is my 1st post to this community.

Just wanted to know if any of you could help me with this problem. My boy is coming to 16 months old but he can't walk by himself. He can walk if he holds on to something or to someone's finger, but once you let go he just goes soft at the knees and starts crawling on all fours.

Plus he walks better when held by his right hand than his left. And his left foot splays out when he walks.

He can't stand on his own either. We've tried standing him against a wall, and coaxing him to walk to us, but it doesn't work either. He'll just sag and crawl.

Should I worry? Is it a developmental delay? Should I see someone? Friends' kids all of whom are younger than my boy but walk before they are 12 months old (girls too!) are beginning to make my worry for him...

Thanks in advance for any advice and if I've unknowingly broken any community posting rules, sorry!

Current Mood: worried
Tuesday, March 4th, 2003
3:56 pm
Burn care for your first aid kit
I get the newsletter from Club Mom. Their most recent advertising information is for a product called "Water Jel." This is the link to the product ordering page. I'm not sure if this product is available at pharmacies, etc., but I think it's worth looking into.
Friday, January 24th, 2003
9:36 pm
Tell me your kids' ages and their bedtimes. Weeknight and weekend.....

Jordyn is 10 - bedtime during the week is 9:00 PM and weekends it's 10:00 -10:30 PM
Bobby is 9 - bedtime during the week is 9:00 PM and weekends it's 10:00 -10:30 PM
Matthew is 8 - His mother says his bedtime is 8:00 PM every night. When he's here though he goes to bed at the same times that Jordyn and Bobby do.

Current Mood: curious
Friday, January 17th, 2003
9:57 pm
so...i just need some reassurance here. i am a young momma. and the only thing so far not positive that has come out of the whole mommy thing is my stretch marks and tummy "leftovers" is what i call them. i hate the fact that i am a nineteen year old in a thirty year old woman's body. i want to know if anyone out there has any advice for fading the stretchmarks. because it drives me nuts, i've tried creams, oils, sit-ups for my leftovers. and nothing helps. i just don't want to be stuck in this body forever. thanks.
and this i my daughter, for show-off value:

Current Mood: eh.
Monday, January 6th, 2003
1:13 pm
Question: Do any of you have a preferance between forceps or the vacuum extraction for labor? Is one better than the other? Is one less invasive?

Current Mood: confused
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