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Prairie Princess
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jodi
Washington
USA
1075 Posts

Posted - Aug 01 2016 :  3:24:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Any other mamas of toddlers, especially stay at home mamas? We're having one of those days around here. The dishes are piling up, the laundry hasn't been folded all weekend...don't even look at my floors, please. My little guy needs mama today...every minute. Can I get some cheers for nap time?

"Women are like teabags...you never know how strong they are until they get into hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt


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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3599 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3599 Posts

Posted - Aug 03 2016 :  12:00:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Same here!! When I feel this way I just say it's a good day as long as he is feed, the dogs are feed, and I have eaten! Ha ha! Cheers!

Krista
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Prairie Princess
True Blue Farmgirl

1075 Posts

Jodi
Washington
USA
1075 Posts

Posted - Aug 03 2016 :  3:17:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Seriously, Krista! Unless you've been there, you don't understand what an accomplishment those things can be lol.

"Women are like teabags...you never know how strong they are until they get into hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt


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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

7054 Posts

Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7054 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2016 :  07:05:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And Jodi, let me add... Now that I've come through the whole process (my son just turned 20!), I can honestly say those were some of the best days of my life... Messes and all! What seems so hard today will one day be the joy of your heart's memories. Fight the good fight, girl - you are amazing and what you are doing right now, today, means EVERYTHING! Don't sweat the small stuff... Some day you're house will be pristine and you'll long for these days, believe me. Enjoy the ride through every life season! These days are precious gifts! Hugs and love - Nini

Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!


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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4678 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4678 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2016 :  07:20:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very good advice, Nina. I have great-great triplet niece and nephews. I marvel at how my great niece manages to do it all and still have energy for date time with her husband.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3599 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3599 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2016 :  10:45:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is very true Nini! I would say 98 percent of the time I actually enjoy all the messes because I know we are building memories. It's nice when the rest of the world sees it that way! When he is older he will never remember how many dishes were dirty, he will remember the good times we had.

Wow, Sara! Triplets! And I have been wondering how I will do with 2 kids under 1! If she can do it with 3 kids all the same age I can do it with 2 kids! Thanks! I needed that boost of confidence today!

Krista
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4678 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4678 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2016 :  11:00:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krista the triplets are 2 1/2 now and what one doesn't think up the other two will.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3599 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3599 Posts

Posted - Aug 05 2016 :  6:51:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, I wouldn't doubt it! Are they her only kids? Or does she have others?

Krista
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4678 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4678 Posts

Posted - Aug 06 2016 :  02:18:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krista, they're her only kids. The little girl has decided she will sleep in her own room now. My great-niece hears them talking back and forth from room to room before they go to sleep.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.
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Prairie Princess
True Blue Farmgirl

1075 Posts

Jodi
Washington
USA
1075 Posts

Posted - Aug 07 2016 :  11:08:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nini, very wise words. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement! I'm usually the one watching every little moment, knowing it will pass far too quickly, but sometimes I still need a perspective check. Now if only everyone else would see the mess that way lol. I think it's worse having just moved into a new place recently, and trying to create order out of that chaos on top of things makes it more challenging. But I can't even fathom triplets! I don't know how she does it, Sara! That's incredible. Supermama right there!! So I can't complain lol. Krista, are you expecting another?? We've been thinking about baby #2 on and off for some time now, and most of the time I'm too tuckered out to even fathom 2 littles lol. But I've always wanted a few babies...family is my everything in life...so I'll have to suck it up sooner or later lol.

"Women are like teabags...you never know how strong they are until they get into hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt


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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3599 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3599 Posts

Posted - Aug 08 2016 :  10:54:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jodi, yes I am!! I struggled immensely with infertility for years and was very blessed to have my son. Then I got pregnant again right away. He was only two months old when I got pregnant but didn't find out until he was four months old!! It came as a bit of a shock but I am super grateful! So my two little guys will be less than a year apart! I vote you do! They are so much fun and your little guy will make a great big brother! Don't worry about your chaos in your new place. We have lived in our house for 3 years and I still have stuff in boxes! Shove it all in one room and close the door! ( that's what I do with laundry! Ha ha )

Krista
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Prairie Princess
True Blue Farmgirl

1075 Posts

Jodi
Washington
USA
1075 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2016 :  8:25:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krista, that is amazing. Courageous, blessed mama. I can't imagine how you must have felt getting a positive pregnancy test so soon lol. Double blessings. :) You will have full hands, and a full heart, as they say. :) Part of my hesitation in trying for #2 is I had hyperemesis gravidarum with my little boy, and I'm not sure how I'd survive another HG pregnancy while caring for such a busy little boy who relies on me so very much. Especially being in the midst of unpacked chaos...I like your idea. I'm totally shoving everything upstairs and pretending it doesn't exist lol. Bet my hubby would love that one. ;p

"Women are like teabags...you never know how strong they are until they get into hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt


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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3599 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3599 Posts

Posted - Sep 12 2016 :  11:22:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jodi, thank you! Have the doctors told you that the chances of having HG are high with next pregnancies? With my first one I had a really rough pregnancy that resulted in needing to go part time, then bed rest and early induction, but with this one I have been doing so much better. I am past the time when I was put on part time and still feel good. So my point being, maybe there is a chance you will do so much better with the next one.
Do it! It takes the stress out of unpacking. Out of sight, out of mind!

Krista
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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

859 Posts

Jana
Southern California
USA
859 Posts

Posted - Sep 12 2016 :  4:52:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As a mother of two grown girls (ages 31 & 27) and someone who can sympathize with those hard days especially when I was lucky if they would take their usual 35 minute nap (no joke, one 35 minute nap a day). The laundry, dishes, floors, cooking, etc is never ending, but growing children will be gone way too soon. Take the time to play, read and hug them while you can.



Jana
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Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! ~Charles Schulz
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3599 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3599 Posts

Posted - Sep 13 2016 :  12:39:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Jana! 35 minute naps are crazy short. Way to go staying strong! I agree with how fast it goes. Seems like yesterday I brought my baby home from the hospital and in just 3 short months he will be a year. He learns to much to fast and I feel like I already miss so much. They shouldn't be allowed to grow so fast! I'm love your picture. It is very true.

Krista
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