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20 hours ago, KB Girl said:

my first daughter is now 3+ and really, it does get easier and you do get more time and energy for other things again

 

That's been my experience as well.  Our quality of life noticeably improved when she was 2.  Now, at 3 approaching 4, parenting seems downright easy compared to those first couple of years.  Being able to sleep all the way through the nights, in particular, made a world of difference.

 

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25 minutes ago, sylph said:

Glad to hear it. Hang on to those. :)

 

Doing my level best.

 

13 minutes ago, Hazard said:

 

That's been my experience as well.  Our quality of life noticeably improved when she was 2.  Now, at 3 approaching 4, parenting seems downright easy compared to those first couple of years.  Being able to sleep all the way through the nights, in particular, made a world of difference.

 

 

HAZARD!!!!! I feel like I haven't talked to you in half a century. I hope you are doing well! I remember talking to you a lot before your kiddo was even born and right after she was - I hope everything is going well for you and your family. We really need to catch up.

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43 minutes ago, Hazard said:
21 hours ago, KB Girl said:

my first daughter is now 3+ and really, it does get easier and you do get more time and energy for other things again

 

That's been my experience as well.  Our quality of life noticeably improved when she was 2.  Now, at 3 approaching 4, parenting seems downright easy compared to those first couple of years.  Being able to sleep all the way through the nights, in particular, made a world of difference.

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this is just to lull you into ease before BAM, the mouthy attitude era starts!!  Don't get me wrong, sleeping through the night is good but your loss of sanity now comes from a child who is seven and believes they are seventeen!!!  Trust me, I love MidgetDee to death, but there are days I'm willing to sell her, some days I'm insanely proud of her and others when I literally am in tears cause I can't tell if she's a bad child I'm a bad parent or if this is just how the world works.....LOL  But it's fun.......I think.....

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I have nothing to offer child-wise but I wanted to tell you that I re-downloaded Neko Atsume onto my iPad last week and it's still a blessing to us all these years later.

 

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14 hours ago, loire said:

I have nothing to offer child-wise but I wanted to tell you that I re-downloaded Neko Atsume onto my iPad last week and it's still a blessing to us all these years later.

 

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Ahhhhh I was SO into that game. But then I lost my save and I just couldn't make myself start over in collecting the rare cats so I... quit....................

 

 

 

 

Good thing we're not in challenge mode yet, because my grad school buddies came later in the evening and brought cannoli and eclairs, and I am only human. It was nice to hang out with adults who aren't family and just talk (and eat pastries....................) after the baby was in bed.

 

Rehearsal tonight. I'm probably going to sneak out to buy a couple steaks and that will be my contribution to Valentine's Day as a holiday or whatever (we have clearly been married too long; this day just feels like an unnecessary hassle).

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1 hour ago, starsapart said:

Rehearsal tonight. I'm probably going to sneak out to buy a couple steaks and that will be my contribution to Valentine's Day as a holiday or whatever (we have clearly been married too long; this day just feels like an unnecessary hassle).

I see nothing bad about this.

 

Mmm eclairs - those are good friends indeed.

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1 hour ago, sylph said:

These are good friends.

 

56 minutes ago, Mad Hatter said:

Mmm eclairs - those are good friends indeed.

 

Yes, they are pretty great! They were a key reason I made it through grad school, which was a truly miserable life experience that I would never want to repeat. They were the bright spot in the misery, though. I'm really glad they're back. ☺️

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On 2/13/2020 at 9:40 AM, starsapart said:

Still managing to cut and stick with IF. Does anyone else feel super sick an nauseous in the mornings when on a cut? No? Just me? My wife is joking that I've got morning sickness.

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so excited to see you on the forums 🤗😍

 

I remember your journey from lifting to aerial so well, I had joined the forums only a little later than you and think I was even part of the cutlasses once - good times to remember :)

My pole skills are way gone from then, which makes it very inspiring to keep watching you level up your aerial skills on silk and lyra over all these years - keep rocking Lady Stars, baby and life and all

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On 2/14/2020 at 4:59 PM, miss_marissa said:

Lesbian jokes are 💯 Love it.

 

Right? It's an easy laugh because there's zero chance of either of us actually being pregnant.

 

On 2/16/2020 at 1:56 AM, lucky fire dragon said:

so excited to see you on the forums 🤗😍

 

I remember your journey from lifting to aerial so well, I had joined the forums only a little later than you and think I was even part of the cutlasses once - good times to remember :)

My pole skills are way gone from then, which makes it very inspiring to keep watching you level up your aerial skills on silk and lyra over all these years - keep rocking Lady Stars, baby and life and all

 

YAY HI AGAIN! I've been seeing you here and there on social media, but it's nice to catch up here as well. How are things?

 

I may be slightly crazy for trying to maintain something similar to my pre-baby fitness routine, but I've always been known for crazy..................................

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2 minutes ago, starsapart said:

 

YAY HI AGAIN! I've been seeing you here and there on social media, but it's nice to catch up here as well. How are things?

 

oh you have amazing observation skills, because I am so rarely active there, well spotted, I feel honored :) Things are going quite well actually, thank you and you know about those little ones - everyone always told me to appreciate the time when they are so small because it flies so quickly and while that is true, I must say I enjoy them no less now. They still drive me crazy at times and I still love them to bits and every age is super precious while having its unique challenges. 

I have to say, sleeping through and not having to change nappies makes a HUGE difference :lol: I hope grandkids are a long way off yet

 

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I may be slightly crazy for trying to maintain something similar to my pre-baby fitness routine, but I've always been known for crazy..................................

 

Yes you are and it's part of your charm ❤️ just keep breathing - you can do amazingly much if it's fun

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sooooooo excited for videos of your upcoming show training? Any chance we'll get a sneak peak of rehearsal????? Pretty please?

 

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WEEK 1 DAY 1:

  • Nutrition grab bag: +2 (IF and deficit)
  • Lifting: none
  • Flexibility: none
  • Family time: none

 

Yesterday was an insane day which included 3 hours of rehearsal (thankfully not all in the air), some of my lyra bruises turning into bleeding gashes, grocery shopping, 6 loads of laundry, a baby who screamed through her second nap instead of sleeping (that second one is really hit or miss but I'm really hesitant to transition her into a one nap schedule this early), two diaper blowouts, and really, really poor mood/mental health. I did manage to eat sensibly, though. I'd have gotten the no junk credit if I hadn't eaten half a churro at Costco, but #noregrets and it fit my macros etc. I crawled into bed the second I could because I just wanted the day to end.

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That's really a hard day. I hope today is better.

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40 minutes ago, lucky fire dragon said:

 

oh you have amazing observation skills, because I am so rarely active there, well spotted, I feel honored :) Things are going quite well actually, thank you and you know about those little ones - everyone always told me to appreciate the time when they are so small because it flies so quickly and while that is true, I must say I enjoy them no less now. They still drive me crazy at times and I still love them to bits and every age is super precious while having its unique challenges. 

I have to say, sleeping through and not having to change nappies makes a HUGE difference :lol: I hope grandkids are a long way off yet

 

 

Yes you are and it's part of your charm ❤️ just keep breathing - you can do amazingly much if it's fun

 

Yes, honestly I think she's much more fun now that she's interactive than she was when she was a tiny squalling meatball. 😋 I'm looking forward to when she walks independently, talks, has opinions and hobbies... etc. Se'll probably still drive me crazy sometimes, but that's basically her job, right?

 

39 minutes ago, Kishi said:

Hey! Think I'mma just tag along in the background if that's all right.

 

You're so very welcome!

 

38 minutes ago, lucky fire dragon said:

sooooooo excited for videos of your upcoming show training? Any chance we'll get a sneak peak of rehearsal????? Pretty please?

 

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Ha! I do post some stuff to Instagram here and there! I'm not super happy with any of the videos yet, but when I am...

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1 minute ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

That's really a hard day. I hope today is better.

 

❤️ Thank you. It's a better day so far.

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42 minutes ago, starsapart said:

a baby who screamed through her second nap instead of sleeping

a story might help....I know she is young, but soothing words are always good....here's one that worked for us.  (Don't have your speakers up too loud) 

 

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41 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

That's really a hard day. I hope today is better.

 

❤️ Thank you. It's a better day so far.

 

Hope the story makes you smile.... 😀😁🤩

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19 minutes ago, mitch_dee said:

a story might help....I know she is young, but soothing words are always good....here's one that worked for us.  (Don't have your speakers up too loud) 

 

 

Hope the story makes you smile.... 😀😁🤩

 

We even have that as a book. It's such a relevant story...

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4 minutes ago, starsapart said:

We even have that as a book. It's such a relevant story...

I have read it to MidgetDee when she was a lil baby and even played the audio a few times...that is until she started to say her first words...lol, then we stopped

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10 minutes ago, mitch_dee said:

I have read it to MidgetDee when she was a lil baby and even played the audio a few times...that is until she started to say her first words...lol, then we stopped

 

We still drop f-bombs in conversation despite our best efforts and I just KNOW she's going to be the kid who drops one in preschool and we'll get a concerned call from her teacher.............

 

At least I keep it clean in Russian, I guess? IF ONLY THE RUSSIAN PRESCHOOL WOULD ADMIT HER.

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I feel like swearing in Polish is so much worse than swearing in English. In English it’s more a colourful accent, in Polish the mildest curses are rather crude. Based on my very small understanding of Russian, which incidentally happens to almost exclusively overlap with the Polish swear words, I’m guessing it’s the same?

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1 hour ago, starsapart said:

 

We still drop f-bombs in conversation despite our best efforts and I just KNOW she's going to be the kid who drops one in preschool and we'll get a concerned call from her teacher.............

 

At least I keep it clean in Russian, I guess? IF ONLY THE RUSSIAN PRESCHOOL WOULD ADMIT HER.

 

1 hour ago, Mad Hatter said:

I feel like swearing in Polish is so much worse than swearing in English. In English it’s more a colourful accent, in Polish the mildest curses are rather crude. Based on my very small understanding of Russian, which incidentally happens to almost exclusively overlap with the Polish swear words, I’m guessing it’s the same?

 

Due to international video games network, the teachers might even know some Russian Swears.

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