Currently on maternity leave myself but Mini-Scotty is keeping me on my toes for sure. Essentially being a single parent due to the long distance thang means looking after baba leaves little time for gaming. I try to hop on when I can whenever she’s asleep but she doesn’t sleep for long and even then I usually try to get some myself. Truly a dilemma.The usual, mainly work and juggling a teenager and 2 young kids. Have tried to make some more time to get online and fit some games in with Steve and have a proper catch up whenever I can.
Yeah and it only gets worse in that regard too.Currently on maternity leave myself but Mini-Scotty is keeping me on my toes for sure. Essentially being a single parent due to the long distance thang means looking after baba leaves little time for gaming. I try to hop on when I can whenever she’s asleep but she doesn’t sleep for long and even then I usually try to get some myself. Truly a dilemma.
How is Steve-o et al? I spoke to Angel briefly back during my pregnancy but haven’t heard from her since.
God help me. D:Yeah and it only gets worse in that regard too.
Glad to hear they’re both well. Hopefully I can catch up with either of them soon.Been trying to make sure to play some co-op games with Steve and try and recapture some of the moments we have had in gaming over the years. They both seem to be doing well though havent seen them in person for a little while now, I have been trying to make sure we regularly chat over discord.
I’ve been trying to stay in daily contact with Steve over Discord and arrange a night every week or so to catch up for a game of something.God help me. D:
Glad to hear they’re both well. Hopefully I can catch up with either of them soon.
TRA Rotid said:It's also impossible to predict, the sleeping patterns change every two weeks. Right now we're enjoying quiet evenings, because she's falling asleep already at 7 or 8 and doesn't ask for mommy until around midnight or so. But I'm still mostly idling and not doing anything productive. Granted it's a busy time overall for me so need a little off time.
Something has gone wrong with this post and parts aren’t displaying for me anymore for some reason. Don’t really know what’s going on with it.queenofdisco said:What you and Rotid describe sounds like heaven. Yuna doesn’t have much of a routine, doesn’t sleep much at all really. I’m not sure if it’s the breastfeeding or that’s just a personality quirk of hers but she’s very clingy. Even if she’s not feeding she spends most of her time attached to me and cries whenever I’m not around. I know that can be pretty normal for babies but she turns it all the way up to 11. I managed to get her to actually nap this afternoon but it only lasted 30 minutes due to my mother bursting through the door shouting “BONGIORNO!”. The kid woke up startled and immediately started crying. I should have been the crying I tell you h’what!
I hope she does get less clingy. Even just using the bathroom is a nightmare at the moment. That said I’d rather her be hard work than not have her at all.She will get less clingy as she grows and be surprised how independent she gets. We have unpredictable nights still and Poppy is 15 months old. Some nights she goes to sleep at 7/7.30pm and wakes at 6am other nights she stirs between 2.30am-4am then is awake for day at 6am. Ava very rarely wakes in night and is usually out from 7.30pm-6.20am.
Yuna did that last night. As soon as she saw my brother she burst into tears. Like full on screaming tears. I was like woooooah chill kid. But yeah hopefully she grows out of it and starts to sleep more. I’m hoping when she’s weaned she might grow more independent.Yeah can't relate, as ours has been sleeping pretty well from the start. I was reminded that she had a clingy period at around 4 months or so when my parents couldn't even look at her without getting a crying response.
He’s alright. Missing Yuna desperately. I keep telling him to drop by but he’s stubborn as a mule.How's Scotty doing?
They have so many phases its crazy but insane how fast they go from helpless little baby to fully independent toddler. Our youngest currently has 6 teeth coming through at once which is great fun... and Ava is 3 but seems to think she is 16 shes a full on Threenager.I hope she does get less clingy. Even just using the bathroom is a nightmare at the moment. That said I’d rather her be hard work than not have her at all.
Ava did this for some time and cried at random strangers if they even looked at her in supermarkets and even my mum and dad who she saw all the time. One day as soon as we would walk into their house or they came to mine she would burst into tears. Poppy however is the opposite and would quite happily run off with another family with no questions asked.Yuna did that last night. As soon as she saw my brother she burst into tears. Like full on screaming tears. I was like woooooah chill kid. But yeah hopefully she grows out of it and starts to sleep more. I’m hoping when she’s weaned she might grow more independent.
I'll tell you something I wish someone told me. That's fine right now but when you're older and start taking on more commitments, take more value in your time and preserve a work/life balance. It's worth it.I've been working 12 hours a day 6 days a week front to back. When things pick up again most of you would not even recognize me!
But it's also nice to set yourself up with a solid economic foundation so good for you!Wish I could share everything that happened this last year, but I signed a non disclosure agreement. I've never done this well in my life and it keeps getting better. I'm about to become a first time home owner! Gainful employment is the only way for men to be happy.
I have ascended to Pc, I bought a great car, I finally have overcome my mental health issues. I've been working 12 hours a day 6 days a week front to back. When things pick up again most of you would not even recognize me!
You're asking the dads?The little one turned 6 months old the other day and has began weaning. Do any of you doting fathers have any helpful hints and tips? She’s not doing bad so far but I always appreciate outside advice.
You're asking the dads?
For my ex-wife and son, it was an emotional process. She'd cuddle him instead of nursing, I'd play with him during his usual nursing times. She phased out her nursing clothes, we switched to bottled breast milk and then formula. It happened slow and steady. He friggin' hated it, and we had to decide if we wanted a disgruntled misanthropic child with abandonment issues or a sheltered coddled child still on the boob when he's 16. He'll be turning 6 in a couple weeks and he's a sweet and gentle boy. If I have a second child, my advice to myself is to not worry so much about a fussy baby.
I don't know if that helps you at all, but it's what I can offer.
We did baby led weaning and really helped both of mine learn to feed themselves pretty quickly. Cherry tomatoes chopped in quarters, baby wafers, cucumbers sliced into batons and things like that were all good starts. People tend to worry when they see babies gag as if they will automatically start choking but they are really good at spitting out anything too big and get themselves used to the sensation.Anyway I meant more hints and tips for introducing foods. Where you all started. I’ve been giving her baby rice once a day along with a few other bits to get her used to the whole idea of spoon feeding, chewing and swallowing. Also some finger foods. Basically a combo of what they call “baby led weaning” and purées.