Somebody hold me up!

Are you part of the NICU club? Do you have a child who is still struggling with the effects of being born too soon from preeclampsia? Share your concerns and stories here among parents who have been there.
wcarder
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Re : Somebody hold me up!

Postby wcarder » Thu Sep 09, 2004 08:37 am

Melissa - I know staying at home is no picnic. It's a TON of work with no escape! (: But how wonderful for your kiddo's to have you there...

I got to stay home with noodle until she was 11 months - as she was on a heart monitor and meds. She and I lived in a tiny whole in the wall living off of SSI/disability...broke as the ten commandments, but those were this best days of my life. Then I went to college full time, lived off of loan money, continued to be poor, but cherished being home with the girly 5 days a week...(crammed all my classes in on just tues and thurs...) -- did the single mommy jive for four and a half years...Now I'm married, and I work for a medical malpractice lawfirm FIVE DAYS A WEEK, NINE HOURS A DAY and it's a SHOCK to my system, as well as my little girls, but luckily i did get to be there through babyhood and toddlerhood. I admire and applaud all of you who made the decision to raise your kiddos, and am proud of your hubby's for supporting that decision, too!!! GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!

Sorry to hijack your thread momentarily, Jennie - But just wanted to give a shout out to all the SAHM's, because you all ROCK and should be commended...(:

Wendy

DD~ Kenzie Celeste, 30 weeks GA, severe PE

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Re : Somebody hold me up!

Postby jenn » Thu Sep 09, 2004 07:01 am

Sandra,
I gave Shad a moments notice, he dropped his work and drove ten miles in less than 10 mins!
So I was wasn't recieving any wife of the year awards with him yesterday.
If I would have left him alone- I'm sure he would have cried his eys out. He was def. holding back emotion.
He called me 3x to check on her - and I thought I was bad ;o)

Mel,
I'm glad I didn't myself time to think it over. I would have talked myself out of it 1,000 x.
So yea' Jai going to school- no biggie
Mommy surviving the day - HUGE!
You lil' P is great kid! Wish him well for me on his 2nd day of M.D.O.

AmieeJane,
Thanks, I'm not the only mom sneekin' the kid off to school in pull-ups. Even if she was trained- I'm affraid the excitment would have blew it anyhow. So no biggie. I'll just change her before and after.
And she big on privacy! So I doubt she'd poop at school...drama if she does.
And I forgot- last night she walks into the bathroom and just went all by herself- ALONE! She comes out braggin- I did it, I went potty!
I'm not sure how much more of this big kid stuff I can handle!

T,
I'm so bad, I insist on driving her...all of 6 houses down.
I'm pathetic!
But the teacher says we'll be doing field trips on the bus. Hope they have room for one more (me!)
And I'm sure at some point this will get better.
For now I should be looking into pro help!
I'm dreading tomorrow! :o)

Wendy,
Exactly- cold turkey was the only way it was gonna' get done.
And yea' I'm a lucky ducky for being able to be an at home mommy.
But Noodle is just as lucky to have a sucessful working mommy to take care of her.
I'm just as jealous of you as you are of us S.A.H.M's
(why does it work that way?! ;o)

Jennie (25)
Shad (29)
Jaidyn (3) @30 wks
Severe PE/HELLP
2lb. 12oz.
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/j/jaid/

Natalia Rosse
Due: 11.25.04
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/n/nataliarosse/

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Re : Somebody hold me up!

Postby meljoi » Thu Sep 09, 2004 06:54 am

Wendy.....
I am a sahm-I was working when Peyton was a newbee-up until he turned about 3. Then my business died.....I was working out of a darkroom at my house. I am so thankful to be able to stay home with him, but what DH doesn't realize is that's it's not bon-bons and Oprah. It is MAJOR work 24 hours a day! I got up every night with P until he started sleeping through the night (just a few months ago)-DH gets to sleep-because he has to go to work. I was also single momming it when DH went to school out of state for 6 months and then took a job out of state for another 6 months......that just about killed me.
It's not that we can afford for me to stay home, but we made the decision that Peyton (as well as Lucy) will stay at home. So, I have just signed up for another 3-4 years with Lucy. Someone get out their energy shots.........I don't know how I am going to keep up!!

Melissa Joi 32
DH Jeremy 43
mama to Peyton John 12/04/00 (severe pre-e @ 38wks)
Baby Lucy due 11/26/04
see her photos!
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/l/lucys

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Re : Somebody hold me up!

Postby wcarder » Thu Sep 09, 2004 06:18 am

What a day, huh?

Nothing like throwing yourself into a situation like that. Sometimes it's the only way to go!

So, do all of you lucky ladies get to be at home with your babies???? Sounds to me like we've got a large group of stay at home moms. Can I just say -~-~ JEALOUS? That's what I want to be when I grow up....a stay at home mom....*sigh* Your little ones are lucky to have you guys waiting for them to come home!!! I don't get to see my noodle until 5:30 every night. ):

Wendy

DD~ Kenzie Celeste, 30 weeks GA severe PE


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Re : Somebody hold me up!

Postby angelkat » Wed Sep 08, 2004 08:31 pm

WOW what a day you had!!... Glad Jai did better than you.

Just think in a few years you will be saying can't the bus drive you around a little more before bring you home!...

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Re : Somebody hold me up!

Postby aimeejane » Wed Sep 08, 2004 07:21 pm

Yay, Jai!!!!

And, Yay, Jennie!!!

Good job! It's harder for you than it is for her, as you've found out. The teachers are used to kids "backsliding" with the PT'ing. Nicky didn't train completely until a few weeks after his 4th birthday. I just sent him to school in pull-ups and changed him when he got home until he was trained. I made sure he knew not to go poop at school. (He did twice, but they just took him to the 2yo room to change him.)

I'm so the opposite - I was practically doing cartwheels when I dropped Nicky off. LOL!!! There's gotta be a happy medium somewhere between you and me, Jennie.

Sandra, I hear you lady! I'm eagerly awaiting next fall when Kalen gets to go for two mornings a week. I'll miss him terribly of course, but by then he'll be 2, so I'm sure he'll be pushing a button or two. LOL



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Ds Nicky - 3/24/00 (28 wks - eclampsia)
Ds Kalen - 7/10/03 (36 weeks - preeclampsia)

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Re : Somebody hold me up!

Postby meljoi » Wed Sep 08, 2004 05:32 pm

hugs to you supa-freak!
sometimes I think cold turkey is easier for them
(yet harder on us....we NEED the prep time)
with Peyton it was a revelation that MOMMY HAS A BORING DAY! this week is week 2-so far so good.....but much like you, I lurked. I left and came back to peer in the window and saw my lil man wearing a fireman's hat and eating rainbow goldfish crackers! we beg for some quiet time for ourselves-but when we get it because they are on their way off to school, it's a whole nother story.
major hugs!!!
and hugs to the Pre-K Jai!

Melissa Joi 32
DH Jeremy 43
mama to Peyton John 12/04/00 (severe pre-e @ 38wks)
Baby Lucy due 11/26/04
see her photos!
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/l/lucys

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Re : Somebody hold me up!

Postby samarasmom » Wed Sep 08, 2004 05:28 pm

AWW Big Girl Jai huh. How did Daddy react to knowing his baby is in school now?
I have boys so I am another story. I wait for the 1150 bus all day and dread weekends. Just kidding. Though I am serious when I say that I cant wait for another year when Isaiah can go with Brother to school. He is a handful and I could use 3 hours of peace.

Sandra 23
Michael Abron ( fiance)
Elijah Kristopher Michael Abron ( 43 wks no complications) 5/6/99
Isaiah Liam Abron ( 37 wks PE and Preterm labor) 3/25/02
Samara Juliyana Abron ( 35 wks PIH and poss PE ) 7/21/04

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Re : Somebody hold me up!

Postby jenn » Wed Sep 08, 2004 03:40 pm

And, a drum roll please...

She was amazing!
No crying, no naughty moments, nada'!
When I got there she didn't notice me so I just watched for a min.
She was sitting on her circle @ circle time and then got up and handed her new friend a sticker she dropped.
I about died!
Then she noted my pressance and came up with a big hug and kiss and then told me all about her day..."storwee", "swide", and "yea'" to all my questions.
She even made her first dried noodle art project to bring home!
*sniff*
*sob*
Ya' know that one will be off for custom framing by tomorrow ;o)

Only downer was the teacher telling me about her soggy butt.
I didn't make it public that she isn't trained 100%
So I told the teacher it was a big distraction day..I'm sure she'll be ok in a few days and peeing like an old pro like the other kids.

This was the best/hardest day of my life.
I'm all smiles.
Prob' cause she's home now with me, but ya' know what I mean.

Thanks so much for being there for me!
Yup' never woulda' guessed my peanut would be going to school today when we got up.
But all in all it was a great day!!!

And with support like you girls, what more could a girl need.

Hugs and love all around!



Jennie (25)
Shad (29)
Jaidyn (3) @30 wks
Severe PE/HELLP
2lb. 12oz.
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/j/jaid/

Natalia Rosse
Due: 11.25.04
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/n/nataliarosse/

http://www.ofoto.com/BrowsePhotos.jsp?Ucollid=182798555105&Uphotoid=588409555105&collid=182798555105

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Re : Somebody hold me up!

Postby raindrop » Wed Sep 08, 2004 03:02 pm

I went thru that last year when Whitney went to preschool. It was tough at first. Now Whitney is in Kindergarten all day except on Fridays. I like the free time this year, but do tend to get a little bored at times.

Good Luck with your first day. Hope it was good for her. Big Hugs for you!!

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Richard - 33
Whitney Lynn Rochelle- 6-27-99 - (36 wks due to severe PE) 5lbs 2oz 18in long
Wyatt Elijah Lawrence- 7-3-03 (34wks 6days due to severe PIH/PE) 4lbs 6.8oz 17in long
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