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post #1 of 110
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I don't think anyone started a chat yet, so...

Wow, guys, it's almost February!

I found some info on those cysts - I think they are called Bohn's Nodules.

I can't get used to not being able to sleep in on Saturdays! Nora had us up at 8 am, which I guess is better than my normal 6:30 for getting ready for work. But we had a bit of a restless night due to her shots on Thursday. So, I'm a bit sleepy.

I'm still terrified every time I take her for a vax, but so far so good. No signs of any vax injuries yet, thank goodness.

AAM - I talked to my supervisor about working part time. She is going to talk to her daughter (the VP of the company) and see if it's going to be possible. I hope it works out! :

Alright, everyone, here's to another great week!
post #2 of 110
Happy Saturday!!

Carrie - Addie got me up at 8 today too! Well, she does everyday, but usually on the weekends Dh gets up and I get to sleep in a bit. Thanks for the info on those Bohn's nodules. I looked at that pic and it actually looks nothing like what Addie's got going on in her mouth. What she has are really big, right over where her canines would be. I mean, huge compared to that pic. Guess I'll do a little more digging about them.

Glad to hear Nora hasn't had any major reactions to her shots!! : you get to work part time!!!

AAM: Well, it was Dh's birthday yesterday and he went out drinking with his friend (the only friend who didn't cancel on him, but that's another story . He said he was only going to have 4 drinks.... but when you tell a bartender it's your birthday and said bartender is in a generous mood... well apparently you get free drinks and feel obliged to drink them. So Dh slept hugging the toilet last night and is now passed out in bed and no help to me at all today. Is it unfair to be mad at someone so miserable b/c I look forward to having parenting help on the weekends?

On a positive note, Dh's sexy friend always streaks through the living room in his boxer briefs on his way to and from the shower.
post #3 of 110
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^Ooh, I didn't look at the pictures before I posted that link. I guess they sorta look like what Nora has, but hers is much smaller and is hard. And it is right on the front of the gum, where an incisor/eye tooth would be. The description said "filled with keratin" and that's what it feels like, which is why I thought it was a tooth.

We both might want to keep digging, just to see if it's something else entirely.

And yes, you have every right to be angry with your DH for not being able to help due to hung-overness! I would be! If it were me I'd be spiteful and give him the baby anyway, headache and all! Oh, and LOL about his friend! Bonus!
post #4 of 110
I think they are called inclusion cysts. Yeah, that pic doesn't look anything like what Annie has. Hers are where Nora's are also.
post #5 of 110
Wow, you all have been busy the last couple days! I've had busy days so I'm just catching up.

A couple posts that stick out in my mind.....

Jenn, that's so awesome that you can donate milk to mamas who really need it. I'm sure you're a true blessing to them.

Carrie, I hope your part time option comes through! I know you'll be a happier mama if you can be home more.

AAM: Ally Rae is sitting with Ryan right now and looking at me and squealing for attention with the occasional giggle. Guess I better feed her. This squeal is sooo cute though! I'll catch you all later.
post #6 of 110
Carrie, I'm always worried about vax side-effects, too. Ella's only had one shot so far (and one oral vax), and so far so good. She wasn't even grumpy after those! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your PT position!

Em, I'd be totally pissed, too! I get jealous that DH still gets to do stupid, reckless things, but those days are over for me! : At least you get to watch his friend, though
post #7 of 110
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If it were me I'd be spiteful and give him the baby anyway, headache and all!
I did. And went and took a shower (which has been a long time in coming, I stank! ). And as I was drying off he comes in and practically throws her at me saying, "I'm going to puke on her!": So while he hugged the toilet some more I tried to juggle Addie while drying off, getting dressed, and combing my hair. Now they're both asleep in bed and I'm debating whether to try and get the dishes done or just read for pleasure. Hmm... wonder which one I'll choose?
post #8 of 110
I hope you are reading for pleasure so he can do the dishes. At least he'll be near the sink in case he has to puke.
post #9 of 110
B has a white spot where his incisor would grow in on top too.
post #10 of 110
Emily, I'd be unhappy with DH if he did that. As a Dad, he needs to realize that he has responsibilities to his family and it's not just him anymore. The drunken days need to be over for a while. I'm not saying that nights out with friends have to end but they can't be quite as crazy, IMO. I would've done the same thing you did.
post #11 of 110
Gee I haven't posted in weekly chit chat in a LOONG time!

Carrie, I was originally going to not vax until 2 but since Thierry is so fragile, if he were to get flu or anything, it could be fatal to him. So I gave in and got a couple of vax. He was pretty good with them but I am always scared that something is going to be wrong after vaxing. So far so good.

Well, Thierry gained about a pound in 2 weeks, which was really needed. He went from being 11/4 on Jan 7th to being 12/5 last Thursday. Im hoping he will top out at 13 lbs at his appt next wed.

I hope that everybody is doing really well and Im gonna be sad when i cant come and check up on all of you mamas!!!!
post #12 of 110
Thanks for posting MaryAnn. I was thinking about you and your Bearry. I'm glad he is gaining weight, it sounds like he is doing really well. :
post #13 of 110
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Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes View Post
^Ooh, I didn't look at the pictures before I posted that link. I guess they sorta look like what Nora has, but hers is much smaller and is hard. And it is right on the front of the gum, where an incisor/eye tooth would be. The description said "filled with keratin" and that's what it feels like, which is why I thought it was a tooth.
Jude had one of these on his bottom where a canine would be, but on the side. DH swore he was getting a tooth, but I told him it didn't feel right. And it's gone now. DS is definitely teething, but no sign of anything popping through yet.

Good luck on going part-time. Fingers are crossed for you.

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A couple posts that stick out in my mind.....

Jenn, that's so awesome that you can donate milk to mamas who really need it. I'm sure you're a true blessing to them.
I saw that too and am so happy for you (and that other babe)! I pumped for a while for a mama with true low supply early on and her supply is back up now! Now, I'm pumping for a friend with a 6 mo who is struggling with her supply. She WOH and is having trouble pumping. She ended up giving him formula last week and so I offered her my stash and to keep pumping for her. I just need to talk more to her tomorrow to make sure she keeps up the pumping and bf'ing when with her DS; I'd hate for her supply to tank.

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I hope you are reading for pleasure so he can do the dishes. At least he'll be near the sink in case he has to puke.


AAM: Jude is huge (18-19 lbs or so~ our scale is hard to tell on) and such a happy baby. I told DH the other day that we finally got a happy baby since our other 2 didn't smile a whole lot. Jude chatters and smiles so much!

On a depressing note: A friend I've known since junior high went to get induced with her second last night. I tried to talk to her about it numerous times in the last few days, but she was never available or didn't call me back. Her OB wanted to induce her for fear of a big baby (her first came 2 weeks early and was 8 lb 13 oz; she had him vaginally with no problems). She was only 38 weeks!

I left her a message yesterday afternoon to remember that she can say no to the induction and it is usually best to wait for baby to decide when to come (she is very trusting of dr's and unwilling to rock the boat). She went ahead, got cervadil, then pit, and ended up with a c/s this evening. And her huge baby? 8 lb 12 oz, 21". Sigh.
post #14 of 110
Happy Sunday, mamas!

No time to reply to everyone, though I did read. Real quick: Em, I'd be : at dh, too. Remind me to tel you my dh story about yesterday.

AAM I just snuck out of bed where I left my sweet, sleeping babe all warm and cozy...I'm headed in to work. Part of my heart is breaking leaving her. Dh said, "I'm her daddy, I know how to take care of her...we'll be fine. Now go have a good time ( he knows I love my job)." I know she'll be okay but its the thought of leaving your babe behind, yk? I'm only on til 8 am so I guess this is a good way to ease myself back into work. I do love being at births and I love being a nurse...I just don't like being away from my wee one. Wish me luck!

In other news...today is our anniversary!! : Dinner and a movie tonight...and Iris is coming with!
post #15 of 110
Maryann, it's so good to hear from you! I'm glad to hear your little Bear is thriving and gaining lots of weight! He's bigger than Ally Rae!

Ashley, have a quick day at work. Happy Anniversary! :

Nothing new here. Ally is in need of a morning nap and boobies so I'm gonna head out. Have a great Sunday mamas!
post #16 of 110
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I can't believe the weekend is almost over! I don't WANNA go back to work tomorrow!



AAM - I've spent a lot of time this weekend going through old threads looking for some info - when I felt Nora's first movements, my first midwife appointment, etc. Man, did it bring back memories. I'd forgotten so many things! The constant congestion, not being able to even open the fridge b/c of the smells, every night DH smelling like garlic (even though I bet IRL he didn't). So nostalgic now. Makes me wanna be pg again someday and record more of it!

Oh, and Hi to Maryann! I miss you around here! I'm glad you and Thierry are doing well!

Ashley - Happy anniversary! I hope you have fun! Enjoy! Oh - and boo about working, I feel you on that one.
post #17 of 110
It's hard to believe I'm going to be scheduling Eleanor's 4-month well-baby visit soon! DH is talking about having her vaccinated at this visit, but since I'll probably be the only one taking her to the appointment I guess I get the final say.

We had a busy day yesterday - DH is a Freemason, and we went to his lodge to make a dinner for about 40 people to celebrate Burns's Night (which celebrates the poet Robert Burns). We were there from noon until about 8:30, and I pitched in by making chili, grating 3 pounds of Gouda (which is not the easiest cheese to work with!), and then enjoying the meal and some harp and vocal music. Eleanor was so good - she smiled at almost everyone who came over to see her (which was almost everyone there), and only fussed when she needed changing or feeding. She was super smiley when I was eating. :

She's also started sleeping in longer stretches at night, which is very welcome.
post #18 of 110
Today was a rough one but I survived. Poor DH called and I was in such a state that I was 'Oprah Ugly Crying' on the phone to him...I feel stupid for that because we only get ten minutes a week to talk and I used it all up crying. I have three sick kids on my hands and when one person is getting up in the night with three sick kids it doesn't amount to very much sleep for said person. But I did catch a nap in bed with Charlotte while the other two were napping so I am feeling much better. Plus the kids went to bed early (their choice : ) and I've had a very relaxing bath. I'm going to head to bed with a mug of cocoa and a good book and hopefully get a lot of rest tonight!

Will catch up with you all tomorrow!
post #19 of 110
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AAM - I talked to my supervisor about working part time. She is going to talk to her daughter (the VP of the company) and see if it's going to be possible. I hope it works out! :
: for part-time status

Oh! Don't worry about thinking the cyst was a tooth. I don't think you're dumb and may have even made the same mistake myself.

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On a positive note, Dh's sexy friend always streaks through the living room in his boxer briefs on his way to and from the shower.
tsk:


J/k. I'd be all over that like white on rice.

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Well, Thierry gained about a pound in 2 weeks, which was really needed. He went from being 11/4 on Jan 7th to being 12/5 last Thursday. Im hoping he will top out at 13 lbs at his appt next wed.
: Thanks for checking in MaryAnn. I'm always thinking of you and your family.

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AAM: Jude is huge (18-19 lbs or so~ our scale is hard to tell on) and such a happy baby. I told DH the other day that we finally got a happy baby since our other 2 didn't smile a whole lot. Jude chatters and smiles so much!
Wow! That's a big babe. You're gonna have awesomely toned arms!

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\AAM I just snuck out of bed where I left my sweet, sleeping babe all warm and cozy...I'm headed in to work. Part of my heart is breaking leaving her. Dh said, "I'm her daddy, I know how to take care of her...we'll be fine. Now go have a good time ( he knows I love my job)." I know she'll be okay but its the thought of leaving your babe behind, yk? I'm only on til 8 am so I guess this is a good way to ease myself back into work. I do love being at births and I love being a nurse...I just don't like being away from my wee one. Wish me luck!
I know exactly how you feel unfortunately.

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I can't believe the weekend is almost over! I don't WANNA go back to work tomorrow!



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She's also started sleeping in longer stretches at night, which is very welcome.
: Getting more sleep is awesome.

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Originally Posted by Orionbelt View Post
Today was a rough one but I survived. Poor DH called and I was in such a state that I was 'Oprah Ugly Crying' on the phone to him...I feel stupid for that because we only get ten minutes a week to talk and I used it all up crying. I have three sick kids on my hands and when one person is getting up in the night with three sick kids it doesn't amount to very much sleep for said person. But I did catch a nap in bed with Charlotte while the other two were napping so I am feeling much better. Plus the kids went to bed early (their choice : ) and I've had a very relaxing bath. I'm going to head to bed with a mug of cocoa and a good book and hopefully get a lot of rest tonight!

Will catch up with you all tomorrow!
You are such a strong mama! I hope your kiddos start feeling better!

AAM: C&P from my tribe.

Frickin vomit central around here :Puke Olivia woke up harfing this morning after having diarrhea all day yesterday I'm pretty sure she got it playing at UG on Friday so I'm hoping none of the other mamas who were there have sick kiddos. Keeping my : that Hazel won't get it, not to mention me.

And no, Matthew, I will not wear Hazel in the sling to clean up puke just so you can play video games and ignore your sick daughter in the name of avoiding getting sick.
post #20 of 110
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I can't believe the weekend is almost over! I don't WANNA go back to work tomorrow!



AAM - I've spent a lot of time this weekend going through old threads looking for some info - when I felt Nora's first movements, my first midwife appointment, etc. Man, did it bring back memories. I'd forgotten so many things! The constant congestion, not being able to even open the fridge b/c of the smells, every night DH smelling like garlic (even though I bet IRL he didn't). So nostalgic now. Makes me wanna be pg again someday and record more of it!

Oh, and Hi to Maryann! I miss you around here! I'm glad you and Thierry are doing well!

Ashley - Happy anniversary! I hope you have fun! Enjoy! Oh - and boo about working, I feel you on that one.
The end of the weekend is no fun but it's so much worse if work awaits you on Monday morning.

I've been reminiscing a lot lately too. Reading through my pg journal and such. It's amazing.

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She's also started sleeping in longer stretches at night, which is very welcome.
Hooray for that! : A well-rested mama = happy mama = happy baby!

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Today was a rough one but I survived. Poor DH called and I was in such a state that I was 'Oprah Ugly Crying' on the phone to him...I feel stupid for that because we only get ten minutes a week to talk and I used it all up crying. I have three sick kids on my hands and when one person is getting up in the night with three sick kids it doesn't amount to very much sleep for said person. But I did catch a nap in bed with Charlotte while the other two were napping so I am feeling much better. Plus the kids went to bed early (their choice : ) and I've had a very relaxing bath. I'm going to head to bed with a mug of cocoa and a good book and hopefully get a lot of rest tonight!

Will catch up with you all tomorrow!
So sorry you're feeling emotional and lonely w/o DH. I'm sure having a house of sick kids doesn't help that any. Don't feel bad about spending your 10min crying. That's what you needed at that time.

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AAM: C&P from my tribe.

Frickin vomit central around here :Puke Olivia woke up harfing this morning after having diarrhea all day yesterday I'm pretty sure she got it playing at UG on Friday so I'm hoping none of the other mamas who were there have sick kiddos. Keeping my : that Hazel won't get it, not to mention me.

And no, Matthew, I will not wear Hazel in the sling to clean up puke just so you can play video games and ignore your sick daughter in the name of avoiding getting sick.
Sucky that you're dealing with illness at your house too.

: at your comment directed toward Matthew.

One year ago today, Ally Rae was conceived! : I can hardly believe it's been that long already.

I was giving Ally her bath tonight and I poured a cup of water over her tummy and she laughed out loud...this big, full, belly laugh! It was SOOO cute! I called Ryan up to see and She did it everytime I poured water on her....that's new today. I get in the tub with her (usually in underwear and a tshirt and just squat down) so DH couldn't even tape it because I wasn't decent enough to share the recording. Oh well. Hopefully she'll do it again at her next bath (that's the only time she'll do it so far) and I'll make a point to wear shorts so we can record it.
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