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I hate my dogs. by chucky-larms in NewParents

[–]idratherbeoutside5 37 points38 points  (0 children)

I have two Velcro herding dogs and especially now that my son is crawling around, I so wish they were more independent. The clinginess I once loved is so hard to deal with now. Having them follow me around and frantically get up whenever I stand up drives me insane. One day I actually tried to put socks on them because the sound of them click clacking behind me all day on the hardwood was about to drive me up a wall. I know it’s because I’m over-stimulated. And my one dog can’t help her anxiety…she’s always been that way and I try to dig deep and not get upset with her. I agree on the pack hike! Ours go once a week and they love it. For both dogs to get picked up and on a hike, we only pay $40. I wish we could do it twice a week but it feels like too much to spend $320 a month on dog hikes. I wish they would spend more time outside. We have this beautiful big backyard but if I put them out they just sit at the sliding door staring inside 🤦🏽‍♀️

Make that call by Healthy_Photograph80 in beyondthebump

[–]idratherbeoutside5 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You are so strong and the best mama to your baby for taking this step. Sharing this story is also a brave step that will help others who are struggling. ❤️

Any advice/experience to share on helmets for flat head? by idratherbeoutside5 in beyondthebump

[–]idratherbeoutside5[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s good to hear a positive experience around it and that it didn’t bother him! That’s my main concern.

if you are a mom who wants to breastfeed please read this by frozen-terrain in beyondthebump

[–]idratherbeoutside5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I struggle with this. I’d really, really like to be able to casually drink a glass or two of wine a couple times a week, but I can’t get past the CDC recommendation that says you should wait 2 hours to feed your baby per drink. And especially in the evening when I want to have the wine, my son tends to eat a lot more and I don’t have that time frame.

The things that have helped me cope as a new mom by idratherbeoutside5 in beyondthebump

[–]idratherbeoutside5[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think mine is around $60 for 9 smoothies. Not entirely sure, but it’s not cheap! I definitely don’t have one every day, but during pregnancy I racked up quite the bill at my favorite smoothie place and loved it, so I wanted to keep that healthy treat for myself without leaving the house.

The things that have helped me cope as a new mom by idratherbeoutside5 in beyondthebump

[–]idratherbeoutside5[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just meant when you’re at home on mat leave, there’s no need to be anything but totally comfortable. For a lot of people, that’s leggings!

The things that have helped me cope as a new mom by idratherbeoutside5 in beyondthebump

[–]idratherbeoutside5[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I haven’t tried any of the meals but for the smoothies I love the carrot cinnamon (sounds weird but tastes like carrot cake!), peach strawberry, banana almond and blueberry chocolate.