Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by zapvor, Apr 24, 2007.
man, if most of us don't have kids and wife, I bet we'll be playing every night.
welcome to my world
so cb how is the nyc treating you? we gotta hit
Well, most of us are a lot older than downs.
Back in my day I was playing tennis, poppin' bottles and humpin' models.
pls read my last post. :cry: weekend morning is best, like before 8am.
2 month old is having weird sleeping habits. I need the twmac medical or maternal correspondent. Ms Topaz or Mrs AQ, pls explain..
Ohhhh...you sure about that Downs??? How's your weekend look?
Yes, too much tennis! Practices for sectionals and singles and combo leagues starting. Crazy scrambling for teams and people!
You know you can head out to Wakefield Park any night and find K and friends to hit with, too.
Chipotle uses grass fed beef (no hormones) and they are starting to use pastured diary for their sour cream (again, no hormones). They definitely source more responsibly than others. And thank god there is one only minutes from where I work!
Downs is making that assumption based on one woman from someone else's mixed team! Hardly fair!
Was this match against people who are on the team you told me about?
Hmmmm, not sure I can be much help there CB. Both my girlies were, and still are, awesome sleepers. But I can tell you I'm a fan of A Schedule. All day, every day. Sux for the parents, especially the first few months, but it pays off huge dividends. We're still reaping the bounty. They are both asleep by 8pm, can sleep through just about anything. After watching the clock (and feedings down to the minute) those first two months, I haven't had to wear a watch in the six years since. I can tell you +/- to within 15 minutes what time it is based on my kids: their hunger, sleepiness, energy and moodiness is all soooo predictable. We've been told that gravy-train is gonna end soon, but the naysayers have been singing that song for years now.
Seriously, if you made it through that rant, you'd probably like some real advice: reign in the desire to make it "easy" on them. Remember, you're the parent. Bedtime is bedtime. For you too. A sleepy parent is an impatient and cranky caretaker (and spouse). Trade-off midnight duties if you can; I was a stay-at-home and pulled most of the admittedly few 12m awakenings. Don't be afraid to catch a nap when you can wherever you (that goes for Momma too!).
Hang tough. This too shall pass if you can get it under control. After suffering myself almost all my adult life with "sleep" issues, it took having a baby to solve me of most of it. Kids need to be taught good sleep habits just like they need to learn the other basics of life like how to feed, clothe and clean themselves.
And whoever coined the phrase "sleeps like a baby"....sure as hell didn't have one!
What AQ said!
I did my OB rotation yeah...but we sent them home 2-3 days after birth! After that, I can't help 'ya much!
Buy the miracle blanket. My 6 week old at the time started sleeping 8 hours in a row when we bundled him up and he was nice and full with formula. Don't bother with Mommy's milk at bedtime, they'll wake up hungry.
We swaddled, no special blanket required. Relatively tight. But had amazing results. I have the cutest pic of eldest all wrapped up...affectionately captioned: Baby Burrito!
Check out the avie...I'll leave it up overnight.
looks like tmrw night is the only decent night.. wakefield?
While JRK was mackin on models back in the day I was going to school 4 hours south of here and getting macked on by older versions of honeybooboos. Several were named Audra. So gross. Got so bad I had to transfer 2 hours closer to civilization.
Guess I'm just not into coal miner's daughters. They were literally cmds!
Anywho, I'm out of shape and need a few hours of crosscourt forehands to get back to my 7.0 level. I ain't posting no flyers though...that is too desperate. Jrk let me know when u want to hit and drink margs. Thurs works for me! Ill wear the sombrero since it was my birthday!
AQ -- seconded. my munchkins sleep great and always have. wife and i are sleep nazis. we put em both down at 7pm in their own bed. and about 12 hours later they magically rise on cue like reverse vampires ready to drain us of life all over again. put the little devils down when they are babies - otherwise it's tougher to do when they're toddlers or teenagers.
Need to find that rocket launching Mizuno frame!
You guys need to resurrect Thursday mini meets! 5 hours of court time with 100s of different demo possibilities
thx for all the tips.
baby hates being wrapped up.
currently I am giving more formula as usual. yes, I do the formula at night as well.
Yeah, I guess if you haven't been wrapping from the get-go, might be hard to start now.
What's going on? You didn't really give many specifics. Is she waking up in the middle of night wanting to play (like it's daytime)? What does she do when you just put her down, kiss her goodnight and walk out of the room? Crying is hard to handle when you just want to go to sleep yourself...but sometimes, you gotta train the parents too. If all the basics have been met (not hurt, hungry or wet), you just gotta let 'em wail. We went with the 5-10-15-20 minute thing. Let 'em cry for 5 minutes (use a stop watch if you have to and keep each other/spouse from going in). Then, don't pick them up, but a quick comforting "shhhh, mommy's here" pat and a peck on the forehead and walk back out again. Up the timeclock to 10 minutes. Rinse, repeat, increasing the time block each time. Only once did we get to the 15 minute mark...but there were lots of times I wanted to walk in at ~12 or 14...only to have it go suddenly...blissfully...quiet.
And, if it's a hunger (or apparent hunger thing), could be one of those growth spurts. Those were (and still are) killers! And I don't even have teenage boys! LOL
Does she sleep well on her back? I had a friend who tried darn near every thing (and gadget) to get her daughter to sleep on her back...but the little girl couldn't and wouldn't. Finally gave up, put her on her tummy, turned the monitor up loud, checked her fanatically the first few nights...and then just rolled with it.
Another friend has a child who likes to sleep in pitch dark and silence. They'd bought all these cute nightlights and mobiles. Gone. Room darkening curtains and white noise-obliviators in. Zzzzzs arrived.
So, my friend, a little experimentation in the environment might help. Warmer, cooler, more/less light, more/less/different music...but nail down that bedtime and stick to it.
But if it's something more on the serious side -- snoring, apnea or someother real disturbance -- time to chat up her docs. Sometimes I think people (in general) ignore sleep issues, fluff them off, but they can ruin your (and your spouse's ) life.
i'm actually older than i appear...but maturity wise...
my weekend will be spent with my lady friend...making up for all the time i've spent on the tennis court...oops!
i just ASSumed, all women's teams have drama...probably a safe assumption?
this is making me hungry...what's for lunch?
you are set on frames...no more demo'ing for you!
That Mizuno frame was sweet. It had to be the most spin hapy frame Ive ever used. I was hitting the ball so deep with insane revs. What was that A Mizuno Pro MV? Funny head shape though, but who cares.
The mini meets were cool. Evryone once in a while I would get the itch to hit with some different frames. Still like Towers the best as far as courts go. Its a nice setting, with dog park and all the basketball courts and stuff.
^^^That plus this:
Works every time.
she spoke at college a few years ago about saving whales or something
i'm sure no one paid any attention at all to what she was saying
She all about saving the whales.
When she was dating Klitscho they would show up at protests and stuff.
She attemped to interfere in that Dolphin hunt they do every year in japan as well.
basically, put her down in bed. Wait 5 minutes. WAHHHHH!!!!!
hold her, no problem. Quiets down. Put her down, wait 5 minutes. WAHHHH!!! I've tried doing the ignore method where we'll ignore her crying for 10 minutes. But her faces turns blue and lips start vibrating and we're afraid that our neighbors will call child protection services on us.
Repeat 5x at night till midnight. She sleeps after midnight. I've basically gave her almost 50% more milk at night before she will sleep. But lately, it hasn't really been helping as well. I think she's just a night feeder. She's like sucking the energy away from wifey and I.
What I am going to do tonight is take her around the neighborhood. I figure with the extra cold AC and bumps on the road, it'll get her to sleep. gee... can't wait till a cop pulls me over:
Police: License and Insurance Please.
Me: I forgot, too busy getting my daughter to sleep.
How did you do he scheduling with newborns? The twins are currently on a 3 hour feeding schedule, so there are times when we have to wake them up in the middle of the night to feed them and they sleep 16-18 hours a day, so it's hard to establish "night time."
sorry CB but you have only succeeded in training your baby that within 5 minutes of crying you will be right there. i think you should try a routine. babies and kids love routines because they know exactly what to expect. so try a bath at the same time every day. then put on fresh diaper. bottle or breast feed. put her down at the same time every night. if she cries, wait 5 minutes and go check on her. soothe her. check her diaper. don't pick her up out of the crib. if everything is fine - leave. she'll probably cry again. wait 10 minutes. go in - repeat the same thing. don't pick her up out of the crib. leave again. if she cries again - wait 15 minutes. rinse lather repeat. the first night it may take a while. do the same thing the next day. every step. she'll remember.
it takes discipline or really good headphones. plus get a video baby monitor. point it at the crib. you can watch her doing her thing. babies have different cries. you will see when she's mad and you will also see when she's losing steam. obviously if she's throwing up or choking - you go in and calm her down. but if she's just having a crying fit - let her be.
it's not for everyone but it definitely works.
When they get to the point of sleeping only a certain amount of hours in a day, you really don't want them sleeping much except when you want them to sleep - their bedtime. Otherwise if you let them sleep during the day then during the night when they're supposed to be sleeping, they're going to sleep only for a lil bit and then wake up.
tm's got sound advice above. Every time she cries and you pick her up - she's gonna get used to that and now she's got you beat 6-0, 6-0.
way to throw in that tennis analogy paulman. lol.
what's for lunch people? i'm starving and it's 2:15.
I picked up my daughter every time she cried and rocked her until she went back to sleep. Now she is two and she is finally sleeping through the night. It sucked, but at least I have strong arms now and I can arm bar people at will.
She'll probably grow up to be a spoiled brat... I mean look at her, she can't even put on her damn shoes without help.
Haha thanks tm - thought cb might relate to that. Everyone hates getting bageled!
JRK -- that's a mighty cute kid. if you are really really really good looking -- somebody will put your shoes on for you. that's how life works. ugly people learn how to put their shoes on really fast. i could tie my shoes at 9 months old.
lol! And all along I believed my mom when she told me I was smart cuz I could tie my shoes really early! Way to burst my bubble today tm! Damn sux being FUGLY! :evil:
please don't lie.. i've seen you. i'm sure no one even gave you shoes..
where r u getting these kitty kabobs?
Finally I can step out for a 30 min lunch session. I am going there morrow.
Sap: What's your recommendation on the menu?
Do they have curry there? What kind? chicken, lamb, goat, roadkill?
Footlong Gyro + Fries + drink for $10 is very tempting as well.
I'll be there around noon. Do I need to call ahead to order? Oh yeah, is it safe to park and eat or pay and run? or do I have to hire an armed guard services to protect my beaten up 1997 Accord?
they have curry. i'd get the gyro or their lamb curry.. don't expect your socks to be knocked off but for 9 bucks.. it's decent... hard to find a big wheel of meat these days.
i wouldn't eat there. there's a 7-11 right across the street and a speed camera further down the st.
oh yeah.. the guy looks like osams's son
I got bageled many times our common sandbagger. What's worst than getting bageled is when getting the feeling that I have been toyed around on the courts (and, of course, at the same time, getting giggled at). This feeling is right up there; next to, used rubber gloves after various "below the belt," surgeries.
Agree on the giggling; don't mind losing 0-0 if everyone plays hard, but the "pity" game really doesn't sit well. I can handle someone being a lot better, but if I'm giving 110 %, I expect the same of everyone else on the court. There's no condescension in tennis; pretty sure that's in "The Code."
anyone work in the foggy bottom area?
mehran has a very solid indian/pakistani lunch buffet for about $8
considering going to "flamers" in the union station food court.
i finally entered the 2000s by buying a 60" plasma tv.
it seems 1 of the component inputs is farked. only shows B&W not color.
guess i can either call LG or return it.
dunno if i will use component input anyway though. my hdmi cords will be here saturday.
can't decide if i should buy antenna or deal w/ Directv. trying to figure out how to get both AAA and Costco discount is giving me a headache.
also i was stoked to play BF3 last night and was hoping i would be blasting people up. instead i was horrible. the giant tv has thrown my aim way off and now i can't shoot anybody. dunno why my aim is so off. should be so much easier but i suck now.
anyway, let me know if u guys have suggestions on wut to do with 1) component input 2) directv and 3) why i now sux at bf3
thanks you. bb
I always suck at fps games on big screens.. If I have to shift my gaze at all while playing, the screen is too big for me.
Hey momo - I live in Stone Ridge/South Riding and I normally hit with some guys around 9am on Sat/Sun mornings at the Stone Ridge courts if want to come check it out.
there's a breaking period for plasma.. think most games are a no no due to static image.
pack it up and give it back to costco..it's like going to the gym without paying any gym fees.
edit: p.s it's 127 pages.. read it all to arrive at the conclusion that it "MAY" not be necessary.. you are welcome.
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