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About 5luvbugs

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  • Birthday 09/02/1977


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    Central CA


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    Single mother of five, compliance analyst for insurance company.
  1. My 2 year old (he's about 27 months), sees his baby sister nursing and has been asking to nurse again too, and I'm not sure what to do. I weaned him only a month before his sister was born, which was only a couple months ago, and he seemed to be doing fine, but as of this week, he wants to nurse with her again. I've been trying to give him as much attention as possible, and snuggle him and love on him as much as I can, especially alone, but it's almost impossible to give all my kids what they all need and still focus on every one of them...it's been really hard this past month after Rylee was born. So, what do you all think? If he hasn't been nursing for about two months now, do you think he's just wanting that closeness and love (maybe missing daddy?) or do you think I should go back to nursing him as well? I breastfed my twins until they were 2, Nolan until 16 months, and Jackson (I thought) had weaned at about 2. But now I'm not so sure. Opinions? And how long did you all breastfeed? Thanks.
  2. Welcome Lelei! I have two daughters (& 3 sons)!
  3. Welcome! I'm new here too!
  4. Wow-that brought me to tears (good tears). Thank you so much-isn't it amazing how the Lord works?!? I'm so happy to know I'm not the only one who's on their own with children, thank you for introducing yourself. I hope that we can chat and share and help each other as time goes on. Thank you so much for those words of encouragement.
  5. OK-I'm no expert, but since I have gone through potty training three times already with my older kids, and am currently just in the beginning stages of potty training with my 2.5 year old, I can say what's worked for us, and that was just the constant reminders, when I could I'd leave my kids without Pull-Ups on (at home) and basically just put them on the potty regardless of whether they wanted to or not, about every 10-15 minutes. And if they didn't tell me (when we were farther along in the process and they knew but just didn't say) I would ask them why, and put them in diapers, which all three hated, since they know diapers are for babies. Rewards have been a God-send, they work really well on my kids, just little things, like getting a new toy or going to the park after school, etc. That's been my experience with the older three, and they all did really well. With my youngest, Jackson, I'm not sure how it's going to go, he's the most stubborn of the bunch, so I'm a little apprehensive about trying too early with him, I'm afraid he may never try if I do that. ANYWAYS-sorry to be so long-winded, but hope some of that helps.
  6. Thank you so much Laurie, Dawn, and Kim! Nice to meet you three, and thank you so much for keeping us in your prayers. They're much needed right now. I've got about 20 minutes to myself right now, the kids are watching (what else?) Veggie Tales! I just needed a moment to breathe, and I figured I might as well get on here before everything breaks loose and it's dinner time. I hope to chat with you all soon. Have a wonderful rest of the week. Christy
  7. 5luvbugs


    LOVE your siggy verse.
  8. 5luvbugs


    Pro-life! How do you think I ended up with a set of twins and 3 other kids? I love them to death-don't get me wrong. And if I were to get pregnant again, which would be in the WAY WAY future with a new husband if I get married again, then I would of course keep the baby. JMO.
  9. 5luvbugs

    Bible time

    When I can, as much as I can.
  10. GOD-first and foremost, His word is the truth.
  11. I would say that my husband is, he was the head of our family, but he passed on last year. So I guess now I'm counting on the Lord to be the head of my household.
  12. Hello- I just found this site through a Google search, and am so glad I did! I certainly could use the support and friendship of other Christian mamas right now, I'm definitely "in transition", I guess you could say. It's been very hard, my husband was killed 7 months ago in an auto accident, and we miss him very much, especially the older children. We had five children together, one of which he never met-our youngest daughter Rylee was born just last month, on 4/24. That's one of the hardest parts for me, just knowing that my little one will never know her daddy or remember any parts of him. It's been incredibly difficult just getting up ever morning, but I know I have to for the kids. Our twins are now 6 (Ross & Maddie), and I also have a 4 year old (Nolan) and 2 year old (Jackson). All of my older children are either in preschool or daycare, and I have 2 more weeks left at home on maternity leave before I have to go back to work. I work for an insurance company, doing compliance analysis, and I know that I'll have to go back to work because we need the money desperately. It's going to be hard leaving my baby girl though-and I still haven't found any daycare for her, my hours are going to be 9-3:30, so I do need to find care for her. I'm thinking about seeing if I can take her to work with me for a couple months if I can't find anything, we'll see how my boss takes that. But please pray for my little family-just for major peace and comfort for my kids and myself, I'm sure we could all use it. My littlest one still asks me all the time when daddy's coming home, and it breaks my heart to tell him he's not. I do look forward to talking with you all, and sharing our parenting journeys together. Thank you for reading, if you got this far. Sorry so long-winded. Christy

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