Re: Time to get pg again?
posted at 1/13/2010 12:12 AM EST
I guess that my worry is with being so tired while pregnant I will have trouble with the 2 toddlers. But I am hoping I was so much more tired last time because I was incubating 12 pounds of twins, and this will not be so tiring that last 3 months. I remember hitting a 45 inch waist at 5 1/2 months last time- everything was an effort.
I like the idea of kids close enough to play together.
Cosmo- The weather has been cold recently, but we have been keeping warm. That's how I got pg . T (DH) is ready to pop wanting to tell people. So I let him tell my grandfather tonight, I think that was 3 beers ago, proud Daddy.
He has an intelligent Tony Danza personality - lots of energy and bounce. Right now seems to have been the right time to get pg as far as he is concerned.Kargiver
- I check in and read more than I post. Your Grace (sp) is beautiful. We have a black golden retriever- sheltie cross, as well as our snow dog Kiki. All retrievers are so loyal and loving.
I think black labs are a little harder to train than ours, but nothing is as willful as the NID. We really wanted one, and it was a wedding present from Wag and her DH, but I think Kiki at 12 weeks looked at me, and thought, Humph - I'll be bigger than she is in 6 months.
Even when we lived across the water on Lake Winnipesaukee, Wag was trainer and pack leader. Otherwise Kiki would run the house.
The picture below is from Kiki's 1st birthday 2 years ago - my husband calls it the 240 pound dance, 120 pounds of me and 120 pounds of "puppy" Kiki. He literally would dance me around when I tried to tell him something.
I finally had to admit Wag was right, I needed to take training seriously. It seems you have done the work with your big puppy too.
Now Kiki is great, even pays attention to the kids who seem to take to hand signals like ducks to water. Good practice for me. We are starting formal toilet training next week, but the twins are 2/3 trained now- for 1 month they have been sitting on the pot a several times a day.
Wag actually Charted (on graph paper) when they were wet for 2 weeks, and set times that were good windows of opportunity for high success. So like her.
Since then we follow the schedule, and get up 1 time at 1 am as well. We just hit a 4 day run, no wet diapers day or night!
Now that Mom and Dad have been trained, to bring them when needed (we think) we will start- you tell us when you have to go training. Just like the dog.
I will be glad they are out of diapers when I am 5 months pregnant and I do not have to lift a 28 pound boy up on a table to change him. Then swing him down and change daughter as well. That kind of energy was my big fear in getting pg. Maybe with them potty trained, I will have more leisure ( that's a joke!). For a mother of 20 month old twins, leisure is when anyone else has the kids. I call my 8-16 hours a week of work, my break.
I'm feeling a lot more confident, yesterday and today, that the timing is right for another baby. Chat again, but now it is bedtime. My son wakes up within 5 minutes of 8 am, every morning. Unlike his sister, he does not sit quietly and play until someone notices.
Big Mouth like his dear old dad. He starts, calling out and waving his arms, Kiki does a wooo wooo dog chorus, and soon we hear the sympathetic woo woo from the other 7 dogs at Wags.
Howling for attention is a group activity (Malamutes and NID almost never bark. They howl like a freight train in the distance, soft but over and over until son is out of his crib.) Dear daughter sits and watches the show every morning, and claps her hands and giggles when they succeed in getting my attention.