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#weverb12 I mobility so that someone can sleep for longer periods of time. Well rested baby = less crazy mommy. 😴
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mrshighwire : I feel ya momma!
briarrosey : That describes my day ;)
beingbreezy : @relliott9 @briarrosey there is comfort in knowing I'm not the only one. ;)
my2sons13 : @beingbreezy you're not alone mama!!
rabitstew : I let Summer sleep on me everyday for the first month! It was the best way to keep the peace 😴
mintedlife : That was how I spent my 3 months of maternity leave!
beingbreezy : @mintedlife it's my goal next week to try to put her down. I know it's gonna kill me not to go to her when she cries. 😢
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Dec 25: {give} opening presents was a bit overwhelming for him, but he loves his bike and his new choo trains. Are you officially an adult when the joy of gifts comes from what you give rather than what you receive? #weverb12
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babygurljrl : Love this!! Love ur blog<3
whitneykathleen : I think so. And it was overwhelming for Nae, too. She wanted to open everything.
kdahlhauser : Where did u get ur push bike? I'd love to get one for a friend!:)
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Dec 24: {delight} He jumped for joy when the waves came near. What a lovely way to spend Christmas Eve. #weverb12
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alidesigns : Does he have sheeps on his boots?!?
thatwife : @alidesigns they are... I'm not sure what they are. Abstract little circles :)
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One of my favorite paintings at MFAH. Worth a thousand words. #weverb12
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Dec 23: {communicate} Even in the era of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and blogs, I still love Christmas cards. I may not necessarily be learning anything I don't already know from their status updates online, but I love to see their smiling faces on my mantel. And I especially love when people use photos I took for them on their Christmas card :). #weverb12
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amyc83 : I see mine peeking out!
32astrid : Did u get Mia's??
itsthelinda : This just reminded me that I never sent you my address after you sent that email, so sorry!
2ndstorywindow : I spy a bit of Addie!
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#weberb12 Mom's night out. ✨Just sitting by myself feels like a blessing. #newbornsAreNeedy
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my2sons13 : @beingbreezy ENJOY! ;)
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Dec 21: {reading} The books on my nightstand. I'm going to start using my pregnancy insomnia as an opportunity to read instead of just wasting time on Pinterest. I tried to read The No Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers but I can tell it's not for me. Thus T1 is sleeping in my bed so I'm not actually share how I'll turn on the lamp and read at 3 am... #weverb12
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jessiealexise : Have you read Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child? I know every chid/family is different, but that book has saved me.
bijouxbleu : @thatwife love your book reading material list
bwildered : @thatwife you need a light wedge. It will let you read and not wake any one else up. And I've decided that soon enough my boy won't want to be in my bed for any reason so as long as he does I'm going to let him stay. Families have been sleeping together for ever and I love feeling him cuddle up to me.
tucsonash : Ina May <3
shaz_shaz : Ditto on @jalexise 's rec. It's less how to, more in depth to understanding children's sleep issues.
kaliluphoto : I remember a time in my life where I had this same scenario. My first one was sleeping in my bed and I was pregnant with the second. It's crazy how fast time moves. I remember how stressed I was and now I kind of miss it.
brooke_norsworthy : Don't you have a kindle? Maybe get some good downloads and a book light
twowishes : I just turn in the bedside light. Never a problem as long as she's good and asleep.
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Seriously be prepared to be #soaked when this little one takes a bath. I can never leave the bathroom dry. #weverb12
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We sold our stroller to make way for a double stroller and a jogging stroller. Alas, I did not jog once. Massive #excercise fail. Hoping to start C25K in the spring. I need to lose that extra 20 lbs. #weverb12
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Glad I had a maternity shoot this time around. Seeing we are done with having kids it will be a great memory to look at. #reminisce #weverb12 #fakestagram
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genghaleb : U r STUNNING!
sucreconfetti : Thanks @genghaleb I honestly loved the way I look pregnant
mamaroddin : @blushink me too! I loved the way I looked 25-30 weeks pregnant than I do not pg!
shepaperie : Stunning!!!!
genghaleb : Love how you look always.
genghaleb : ;)
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#weverb12 Last Christmas we had this. Don't think that will be happening this year. ;)
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Dec 20: {reminisce} Some of my favorite B&W Instagrams from the past year. I love my iPhone and I love Instagram. And I love being able to share with all of you :) #weverb12
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justinebator : Are those all taken with your iPhone? How do you get them some crisp?! Do you edit them in another app before uploading to Instagram?
bijouxbleu : @thatwife love this collage of yours. He's gotten soo big!
thatwife : @jab221 yes, all iPhone pictures. There are a few secrets: Take lots of pictures and then edit down for the sharpest one, and I edit all of my photos in a separate app before Instagram (sometimes 2 or 3 apps :) ). My favorite photo editing apps are currently #snapseed, #afterglow, and #vscocam
oleg333 : cool pic
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Dec 19: {exercise} A post-partum exercise plan has been on my mind lately. I didn't start taking exercise seriously until T1 was almost a year, and I don't want that to be the case this time around. So many ?s. Should I cancel my gym membership and use workout videos and running? I definitely plan to do C25K again as soon as I feel up to it. The exercise bike is out for awhile because I know my crotch won't be able to handle it :). Should I keep the gym membership and do the exercise classes? HIIT? What did you do after baby? #weverb12
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whitneykathleen : It's harder to leave with 2 kids and find time with two schedules. At first I would walk/run outside with the double stroller or I would wait until Jaren was home (more like go super early before he left for work). Then I did treadmill and my own calisthenics exercises on my own here at home. And I just started p90x and do it in the morning. If you don't mind taking your baby to the gym daycare there is that option. Strollers are great. If you have room and can afford a treadmill I recommend that. It is one of the best purchases for 3 reasons; I can't run in 30 below or snow. Sometimes I find the time at night when it's dark and there are no street lights out here ( although, you have them, but I'm not sure I would feel comfortable running in the dark on my own there), nap time is the easiest time and they sleep better in their beds so I run then. And number four is I live 20 minutes from the gym.
cantaffordchoos : Losing weight while breastfeeding doesn't work for everyone, in fact for myself and most of the women I know it wasn't true. Its even different with each pregnancy, with the first I wasn't in my prepregnancy jeans till 9 months after, this time around I'm still not in them and #2 is 14 months old.
jody216 : Curious--how soon after giving birth did you start running? Dr said to wait 6 wks before exercising (I'm 5 wks now) but I don't think I'll be up for running again, or even jogging, for a while. I really want to do C25K again.
thatwife : @jody216 my son was born in April and I didn't start running until February of the following year. I hope to start running at about the one month mark after T2 as long as my labor/delivery/recovery goes well.
everydayreading : It took me MONTHS after Ella's birth to be up for exercising again, but this delivery was so much easier that I'm hoping to start running again after six weeks.
thatwife : @everydayreading definitely don't discount the fact that you were running practically until delivery. I stopped at 25 weeks.
charmocharmo : hi jenna, i stopped running at 16wks preg and never ran again b/c of pelvic/pubic pain after childbirth. but i exercised 3-5x /wk while pregnant so i was able to lose the weight fairly quickly (6-7 months) and regain my muscle tone. hopefully you will fare better this time around! i know it might not sound fun but heavy heavy weight lifting is what helped me most esp since it requires the least amount of time. 20 minutes max per workout. just lifting my body weight for a couple of sets plus pushups. Pretty much all i did.
annelee102 : Have you looked into CrossFit?
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Day 18: Getting stuck in your own GD driveway does not equal winning. Thanks rain for SOAKing our once-pretty snow. #weverb12
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Dec 18: {soak} Soaking up our last few weeks with him as an only child. It's hard knowing how difficult the transition to being one of two children will be for him. And knowing that no matter what I say or do he can never really *get* it until he's going through it. Kind of like pregnancy and parenthood I guess? #weverb12
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dlgrow : You never know though, the transition may not be as difficult as you'd think. Eli was SO attached to me, very needy, and I thought it would be really hard for him to share me. But, his love for Lyla far exceeded any feelings of jealousy and he has loved having a sibling more than I could have imagined. T1 will be a great brother!
tlmoments : He will be great. Owen took to it right away and LOVES Ryan. They are already the best of friends. He makes the baby laugh like no other. There were occasional behavior stuff the first month or so, but it settled down.
thatwife : @dlgrow @tlmoments so encouraging to hear! I feel like P is so spoiled, because I'm always trying to meet his needs as fast as possible to ward off any *extra* tantrums for the day. He's going to have a hard time hearing he has to wait because I need to attend to other needs right when he wants something. But you guys give me hope :)
dlgrow : Now that you say that, I do remember learning patience was probably the biggest issue of anything (because like you said they're used to getting needs met right away), but within a few weeks we had a good system--I got more prepared when I knew I'd be stuck feeding the baby with setting him up with stuff, he got more independent and patient, and I learned to give him the ability to reach things he needed and I was ok with him getting on his own. You guys will all do great! And really, there is nothing better you can give P than a sibling! :)
everydayreading : I felt exactly the same way, but Ella LOVES Ani and its been a much smoother transition than I expected.
sucreconfetti : Mavrick did amazing. Loved his sister the moment he saw her. Only thing for 3 weeks I had to sleep with him at bedtime. It was his way of saying "mommy you are mine now"
thatwife : @blushink 3 weeks right after the birth? How did you manage both of them?
sucreconfetti : Luckily DH was there. So he took care of Sienna for the 30 mins I was in bed with Mavrick. Lets just say his work injury was a blessing in disguise.
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This year I can't help but be thankful for these two. They melt my heart, make me smile and give me strength to get through even the toughest times #thanks #weverb12
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Dec 17: {thanks} He is everything to me. So grateful to have him as my partner in life. #cantimaginelifewithouthim #notfrommyiphone #heisntreallyintopictures #weverb12
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bethanyjackman : Mine isn't into pictures either :)
32astrid : Like the shoes!
klovescoffee : My husband covers his faces and whines at me, haha. (But I feel about him how you feel about TH anyway.)
whitneykathleen : Same here! All of it. At least yours didn't mind the blogging about your life.
thatwife : @whitneykathleen a good relationship is all about give and take, you know? Definitely no right or wrong way to go about it.
whitneykathleen : Yes. I agree. So I tried the private blog thing along with still letting people into my life and trying to split and keep up with the two became harder and harder and it took the fun out of it. And now I struggle to do it at all. And I want to and need to. Oh well. I'm sure glad for Instagram.
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Cookies for coworkers tomorrow. #weverb12
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HUGE to the little elf that sent us this in the mail! @ash_lee4 was it you? ;) #vsattui #weddingwinery #babyIsDrinkingPumpedMilkTonight
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ash_lee4 : @beingbreezy Christopher actually got that for u guys :( I wish I would have
beingbreezy : @ash_lee4 lol I thought u may have snagged it from wine school! 🍷
stevechet : Good gift!!
ash_lee4 : @beingbreezy we can only take 1/2 bottles lol that's probably wouldn't make it to your house lol
ash_lee4 : @beingbreezy I almost did a internship that I would have gotten paid in cases of wine but I would have had to take a whole week off :( so I couldn't
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Texted @putwacki "Cake wine bath?" as I left work, came home to this set up beside a bubbly tub complete with iPhone charger. Couldn't replicate someone like him if I tried. 💗 #weverb12
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#weverb12 After discovering the charm of Savannah this year we were *thisclose* to closing on a home there. Wishing we could the feeling of Savannah here and turn our home into the Mercer House.
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Dec 16: {replicate} Pants. Purple. Pearls. Perfectly appropriate Sunday outfit. I've joined All Enlisted and am looking forward to replicating the actions of this movement throughout 2013. I can't stop hoping for change, no matter how much outside forces try to convince me it's never going to happen. #weverb12 #pantstochurch
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thatwife : @aithnea maybe it will change someday, but it will be a looooong time, as evidenced by the reaction to the pants and the inability by some to see why some women would feel unequal and why those concerns should be validated/addressed
thatwife : @sosayskit everyone in my ward was nice. It's online that can get a little scary! It's nice to think that now I can wear whatever I want each week (though I'm a dress girl and wear them most of the time) because I feel like I've crossed a hurdle
bijouxbleu : @thatwife so proud of you Jenna! And the journey you've been on. While we don't share the same faith, my husband is LDS. I can understand your feelings and being alone, and just wanting to have an open dialogue, but doesn't mean that you're questioning your faith or beliefs. Faith is never stagnant. i would rightly assume that as you grow as a person your faith grows with you. While I don't understand all the negativity surrounding wearing pants to church. I understand they way you feeling alone and not connecting with anyone at church. I attend church with hubs in the morning and in the evening we go to mass. But I'm alway soo self conscious when I attend with him and constantly feel I'm being judged by other.
bijouxbleu : @thatwife sorry for the long post. 😀
thatwife : @bijouxbleu no apology needed :). I'm sorry you also feel alone. I bet people are just happy to see you there! And I think most people within Mormonism recognize that mixed-faith marriages in a LDS setting are tough because of the beliefs about temple marriages and eternal families. I'm sad no one has reached out to you :(. Do you go to all three hours of the LDS block and then mass at night? That is a LOT of church! kudos to you for making it work.
bijouxbleu : @thatwife some Sundays I go to all three sessions, but for the most part I skip relief society. I've gone a few times, but don't feel i have anything in common with most, and cant relate. Mass is at 5 so we do have a break. Lets hope they don't change the times on us that would be 4h of church. Lol Thanks, it is difficult at times but we make it work.
marisalovescats : Mcgerard, a comment almost not worthy of reply except I don't think it should end this thread. For many people, faith an religion are more than a simple choice. This is akin to talking a woman whose husband is frustratingly late to everything, "Just leave him then." Marriages don't work this way and neither does this. The hardest and bravest course is often to enact change from within. Jenna and her sisters in this have my support and defense.
marisalovescats : Argh. Darned iPhone. Try to ignore the mistypes. "This is akin to TELLING a woman..." Etc.
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With a hospital stay for Mavrick and yesterday's shooting in CT, this quote only matters more "relish the charms of the present" #quote #weverb12
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maddykatelier : Why was Mavrick hospitalized??? @blushink
tlmoments : Is he ok?
sucreconfetti : @maddykatelier @tlmoments it was at his 2nd birthday. He was hospitalized for 3 days. Had severe croup, bronchitis and massive ear infection.
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Following his best friend. #walk #weverb12 #latergram
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"Who is rich? He who rejoices in his portion." #weverb12
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Dec 15: {quote} This has become my personal motto. It's the background on my phone and I read it every day. This is a picture of a pillar I found in Hyde Park Chicago. It is amazing to me that someone's graffiti could describe me so perfectly. Thank you to the artist who shared this. I skipped yesterday's prompt because I was just too sad. #xoxoCT #weverb12
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momofoz : Love this! I put it on fb
thatwife : @ambermariiie we should be friends
thatwife : @iviary I'm thinking something like the stuff you see on Etsy that gets pinned on Pinterest? The scripty scrawly kind. I can't find any Etsy sellers who do custom stuff.
thatwife : @killer_b_designs ahhh of course! I'll send her an email.
thatwife : @whitneykathleen I will probably stick with the iPhone, but interestingly the discussion online made my husband want to switch to a new phone (he has a Samsung Galaxy right now). So it was definitely good for something
thatwife : @whitneykathleen although I might get whatever he gets (a Nexus I think?) because he will customize his and then I can just copy whatever he did :)
mary_cyrus : Probably the Nexus if the talk did it. Us Android folks were pretty pro-Nexus. At least I was anyway... ;)
ambermariiie : @thatwife yes! :)
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Across the lake to one of our walking destinations. #weverb12
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This past year I've been labeled the dessert lady. I don't mind being #associate d with sweets. #weverb12
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sucreconfetti : This is chocolat coke cake with chocolat almond Grenache
itsthelinda : Now you really will be with the gorgeous new mixer! :)
sucreconfetti : @itsthelinda that's actually the first recipe I made with the new mixer
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#weverb12 I made this platter during a wine+paint session at Ryan's company's district meeting. Totally took my time and tried to be crafty with the N and it arrived in pieces when delivered to me. Had to it. Bummer! @blondecandyyy @smarshal86
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smarshal86 : That was a huge bummer.....so lame!
brooke_norsworthy : Oh no! I really like that N too, very creative. Will they compensate you for it at least?
beingbreezy : @killer_b_designs No :( it was the HR manager who ended up shipping it. She packed it poorly and felt really bad after seeing the condition upon arrival. She's a sweet old lady so I couldn't get too mad.
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This has been a great book this year. #weverb12
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kalynlord : Jels. Almost bought this for myself.
shay1a : @kalynlord highly recommended. They make a kids version too!
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Dec 13: {toss} For 2013 I want to toss my short temper with my kids. If their behavior is bad, I need to correct it, not lose it. Also I need to take more mommy time-outs and more deep breaths. I imagine my face here is as scary as the one T1 sees when I lose my cool with him. #weverb12
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itsthelinda : @thatwife One has to admit that kids are like puppies at times. ;p It's really cool your mom comments! :)
elegantlychic21 : Sorry, didnt mean to offend either one of you. Back to the subject, I think it's great you're aware and trying to change your behavior. Good luck!
aithnea : You aren't alone in wishing you could toss your temper out the window. Just remember, if you do lose your temper at your kids after you all have calmed down sit down and hug and remind each other that you still love each other and that isn't going to change.
amyc83 : Positive reinforcement and redirection works well for all species :)
paintedladies_sheila : A lot of the techniques used in dog training work with kids as well - its all about reinforcement. Not a bad thing at all!!!
paintedladies_sheila : And they also work with trolls.
kaliluphoto : Maybe I should try and do this with you. It's one of my faults too.
gleea : As a Masters level school social worked with a degree from a top ten University and a speciality in trauma and child development...there are totally similarities in dog training and child rearing...kids are craaazy sometimes and treats go a long ways! ;)
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We scaled down Christmas this year to avoid tossing out needless gifts after the fact. What a relief. #weverb12
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