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post #102 of 343
Happy birthday James!

Emily, it sounds like things worked out just right for you. Now sleep, if you can?

Does anyone else's babes change sleeping position during a growth spurt? These last few months I've noticed that River sleeps on his back when he's having a growth spurt, and the rest of the time he flips to his tummy and sticks his bum in the air.
post #103 of 343
Happy Birthday James!

I don't know about growth spurts, but Bear can sleep in any position at all now, whereas before he'd only sleep on his tummy or on his right side. I think it's the tubes.
post #104 of 343
Happy birthday, James!

Emily, I cringed when I read that your MIL dumped the milk! I have only pumped a very few times (and not at all with the last two kids), but I find it to be laborious and wretched. So I was thinking about all that wasted time!

Carrie, thanks for the well-wishes. I, too, hope things go well in counseling. It's been a really crappy winter for us.

Helen, Twyla flip-flops all night, so I don't have any insight about the growth spurt, but I did enjoy the visual of River sleeping bum-up!

Twyla dropped Scott's cell in the bathtub this morning. Lovely. That is on top of the ice dam that tore down our gutters and eaves. Oh, and the parked car I backed into this weekend. I am starting to wonder if I did something really horrible in a past life.
post #105 of 343
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Twyla dropped Scott's cell in the bathtub this morning. Lovely. That is on top of the ice dam that tore down our gutters and eaves. Oh, and the parked car I backed into this weekend. I am starting to wonder if I did something really horrible in a past life.
Oh, after DS we started to pay for that insurance....we lost a cell in the shower, one in the toilet, and a cordless phone in the bathtub....all from him. LOL. I'm sorry but it brings back some silly memories!!! Oh yeah, once DS got too close to the ocean's edge at DH's work and when he reached out to grab him, his cell phone fell in. Salt water + cell phones don't mix!! So I say...be prepared for major cell phone losses in your parenting journey, LOL!!! That said, I'm sorry for all your other recent woes!

BTW, I am decidedly NOT pregnant. Which is good, though part of me is sad. Isn't it funny how we can get that way? I kind of regret interfering with things...I probably wouldn't have been pregnant anyway with all the nursing, but I don't know. It's better this way overall I know, especially for Lucy, but I'm feeling a little weird about it all.
post #106 of 343
There's a Little Debbie advertisement on my MDC page. :
i'm going to be ill.

Ember got a birthday card! : Thanks Emily & Molly! :
post #107 of 343
Helen - I've got two bum-in-the-air sleepers too. They don't always do it, but it's hilarious when they do.

Emily - How do you accidentally pour milk down the drain? I'm sure your MIL didn't mean it, but what a loss! I've just about cried over split milk, and have hated to dump mine down the sink when I wasn't sure my fridge was working. Seems like such a pity.

Raina - Sending you and your DH my best thoughts. Know it can be tough.
post #108 of 343
Crazy normal day around here. I blogged a little this morning about how I expected it to go.. but in reality, it was a bit different. Instead of spending an hour or so on schoolwork, we spent about 15 minutes on schoolwork and then the kids spent 45 minutes climbing and crawling on me. They had lunch and now they're upstairs on the computers, and Bear has fallen asleep. Such a love.

Bear is doing very well, by the way. I have to scrounge up $50 for a pair of custom earplugs for him so that I can wash his hair, and I need to call the doctors. In fact, I will do that now, because it's "quiet" down here.
post #109 of 343
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BTW, I am decidedly NOT pregnant. Which is good, though part of me is sad. Isn't it funny how we can get that way? I kind of regret interfering with things...I probably wouldn't have been pregnant anyway with all the nursing, but I don't know. It's better this way overall I know, especially for Lucy, but I'm feeling a little weird about it all.
I feel you! We had a "scare" and I was hoping, hoping, hoping. Which doesn't make sense because I really want to nurse Lil' until she's two and then start for baby #2. I was kinda bummed not to be pregnant but at the same time, I can't imagine having two kids under two. Plus, DH and I still have our honeymoon to look forward to. When Lil' is 2 we plan to go and start trying for the next baby. We'll see if I can hold out that long .
post #110 of 343
Hey mamas, thanks for the kind words. yeah...how does one throw out a full cup of milk that is set out specifically for the nursing baby in the house...especially when one knows that the mama must be gone for hours and spent the previous week pumping each precious ounce?? I have no idea, but it really did work out fine. I probably wouldn't have tried to save any unused milk anyway, because I think I have the same thing that Teeny talked about months ago...freezing makes my milk taste funny...so now there is no extra milk to even worry about at all.

I'll be back for personals later, but I have a quick request:
Please send good vibes/thoughts/prayers to my friend who I have mentioned before who is expecting triplets. She was due for a c/s due to previa on March 12, which would have made her 36 weeks. But she went in today for a routine u/s, and babies A and B are each over 4 pounds, but baby C is 2.5 and hasn't appeared to gain an ounce in 4 weeks. Her doc just scheduled a c/s for Wed morning, which would make her one day shy of 32 weeks. They are really concerned about C, suspecting uterine growth restriction. I "know" that 32-weekers, especially the 2 over 4 pounds, will probably end up just fine, but I always hate to hear about babies being taken so early...even if it can't be helped. Anyway, just keep her in your thoughts/prayers, and the babies too (especially C)!!
post #111 of 343
raina- doesn't the winter just seem like the worst time for arguments? especially when it's cold outside and you are inside with each other instead of taking a break and going to the park or something?

julie- i always seem to get the "lose your mommy belly" ones or the ones for stretch marks, i guess those are the ones aimed at mothers these days (apparently my mate's computer security won't allow me to load the page with faces so imagine i'm puking and yelling here)

helen- linnaea will totally turn away from me to sleep on her back but not always. i used to sleep on my tummy with my legs folded up behind me, i still feel really comfortable that way. neither has done the bum up thing that is so cute though.

amy and jaimee- i hear you, i'm so glad not to be pregnant again but yet i still sort of want to be even though it would totally overwhelm me. isn't biology great? that drive to reproduce in face of all the harshness that is our world... and in our individual ability to care for each child.

in news for us, today is IRON CHEF CARRIE'S KITCHEN! featuring lamb. my mom gave us about 30# of lamb that was frozen but since it took my mate about 6 days longer to get here than planned it mostly thawed so i'm cooking it all up today and trying to give some away too. if you have any lamb ideas let me know!
post #112 of 343
Discussing the ads violates MDC's agreement with Google, so please don't do it. If you see an ad that bothers you, please PM an admin. Thanks, mamas!
post #113 of 343
Thanks everyone!!

Raina, I'm sorry you aer having difficulties in your marriage but I'm really happy you are both invested and working on it!! I hope it gets better soon. Also, things tend to come in 3s, marriage, car and house, maybe you'll get a break soon? I hope!!

Emily, I'm glad you had a good time and that it worked out for you to be gone for you and yet home for Molly. It would have been fun to be gone all night but I'm glad it worked out for both of you. It sucks that the kids ae sick though! I hope all are better soon. I'll be thinking of your friend, keep us posted!

Helen, that is a very interesting observation, I'll have to try to remember that. I do notice that James' sleep gets disruptive and he has a lot more night wakings at times. I assume it's either growth or teeth. I hope things are warming and melting there for you.

Amy, I can understand that. I really don't want another baby yet. I've tested a couple times because I randomly have symptoms and there is an odd sense of disappointment when they are negative even though I'm glad at the same time.

Geez, have to help in the bathroom again! Sorry!
post #114 of 343
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I'll be back tomorrow to do personals...busy busy couple of weeks, work is nuts-o and I'm slammed. Something is off with my health, not sure what - totally drained of energy, dizzy spells, feel fuzzy some days. Hoping it's just some sort of moderate vitamin deficiency - Vitamin D? Iron? Going to try and find a doc in the next few days to get a full physical & bloodwork. Need to find a primary care physician, maybe an osteopath...anyone ever been to an osteopath vs. allopath?

We're likely going to have to say goodbye to our 14-year-old chocolate Lab this week. He's been a fantastic dog, he's been with my DH longer than I have. So sad - his mind & spirit are still those of a puppy, but his body is just giving up. I know his time is coming, but it still breaks my heart.

Weather - weird warming spell this week, too late for January thaw & too early for spring. Looks like we may have an early sap run, of course we don't have our trees tapped or the sugarhouse cleaned out. Sigh.

Happy thought - I'm going to order an Angelpack LX tomorrow. Yippee!

Oh and ps - all 4 first molars are coming in. At once. And at least 2 of her canines. Knock on wood, the worst we've had to deal with is that she's a bit manic sometimes. But she's also on the verge of walking. And language is arriving at an alarming rate. When she wakes up at 4am to nurse, she just starts signing nonsense at me, as if her brain is working over time.

Last night, it was "where did it go?" (she shrugs her shoulders and turns her palms face up). The night before, "All done." The night before that, "Fan. Light. Fan. Light. Fan. Light."

At 4am. Accompanied by a sleep-delirious smile and goofy babble.

Oy.
post #115 of 343
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in news for us, today is IRON CHEF CARRIE'S KITCHEN! featuring lamb. my mom gave us about 30# of lamb that was frozen but since it took my mate about 6 days longer to get here than planned it mostly thawed so i'm cooking it all up today and trying to give some away too. if you have any lamb ideas let me know!
I am so unbelievably jealous. I love lamb. Lamb stew, lamb chops, lamb slices in gyros... I could go on and on. De-freaking-licious. : Wish I lived closer, I'd be more than happy to take some of that off your hands.
post #116 of 343
Carrie, I was looking at a Nigel Slater recipe for lamb and leeks and butter beans in a creamy sauce the other day, and I think it's on my menu for later in the week.

slgt Hope you feel better soon. The signing's so cute, though.

We have rain, and ice, and a layer of snow on the top. Walking yesterday was really quite scary, I don't expect today to be any better.
post #117 of 343
Slgt, you're not pregnant are you? Other than that, I wouldn't have a suggestion. How cute is that little girl of yours. I'm so sorry about your dog's failing health. I imagine it must be hard.

Lovetobemama, oh I can't imagine how that must have felt to see a cup of milk lost. Let me know if you want to talk lipase. It seemed to really be an issue for me when I started taking a fish oil supplement, but some folks have it for other reasons, and some folks just have it in excess.


OOhh Carrie, 30lbs of Lamb! MMmmm. Make some stews or curries with it and then freeze it for a not-feeling-like-cooking day.

Ick Helen, I'd take feet of snow any day over ice or ice over snow. YUCK.

So it looks like we've got a houdini. Mr Toona called me at work this morning to inform me that he has to change the bedsheets as Nara wriggled out of her diaper, and then promptly peed all over. They'd be so much easier to keep on her if she had a waist. heh. She always seems to want her diaper off these days and often will pull on it.
post #118 of 343
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Raina, I'm sorry you aer having difficulties in your marriage but I'm really happy you are both invested and working on it!! I hope it gets better soon. Also, things tend to come in 3s, marriage, car and house, maybe you'll get a break soon? I hope!!
Thanks, Sarah. I hope we're going to get a break soon, because we just got a call about the guy's car, and he's saying they need to replace the whole door. To a tune of $833. Needless to say, this is a lot of money to us. We're still trying to figure out if he's trying to scam us.

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I'll be back tomorrow to do personals...busy busy couple of weeks, work is nuts-o and I'm slammed. Something is off with my health, not sure what - totally drained of energy, dizzy spells, feel fuzzy some days. Hoping it's just some sort of moderate vitamin deficiency - Vitamin D? Iron? Going to try and find a doc in the next few days to get a full physical & bloodwork. Need to find a primary care physician, maybe an osteopath...anyone ever been to an osteopath vs. allopath?
You may want to check out the adrenal fatigue thread. Those are some pretty classic symptoms. Been there! As to finding a doc, for adrenal fatigue, a chiropractor is often a good choice. Often allopathic docs don't even recognize adrenal fatigue.

Oh, and too cute about the random signs in the middle of the night!

I think we may be dealing with thrush here. Ugh. Twyla's tongue is white, and my nipples are starting to get a little sore. Although that could also be from the biting and constant night nursing due to her top teeth coming in. I've never dealt with this with any of my kids. I think I'll go get some gentian violet today, but I'm not looking forward to the purple face and boobies!
post #119 of 343
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replace the whole door. To a tune of $833.
Is there a "pick n pull" or a junk yard that might have a door of the same kind of car? I know that I have replaced parts from junk yards on cars at a fraction of the cost. Nothing wrong with the parts, except they were sitting in a yard somewhere. Sometimes the yard will even pull the part for you. You might find the door, if you can find someone else to put it on?
It has saved me $$$$ in parts costs... many times.

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adrenal fatigue thread. Those are some pretty classic symptoms.
I second that! speaking of which, it turns out my own "adrenal fatigue" wasn't/isn't as bad as I first thought it might be. I took the saliva cortisol & hormone tests and although my cortisol was up "part" of the day, it wasn't nearly as "out of range" as my symptoms were showing. My progesterone, testosterone, and dhea were nearly absent tho.
I'm still treating for adrenal sluggishness & "functioning" low(ish) thyroid with raw glandulars and nutrition & rest. I also started on a compounded bio-identical progesterone cream 2x a day. I'll let you know how it goes. Good luck with it tho... Nothing is worse than feeling like crap and not being able to "fix" it, because you can't really pinpoint what "it" is. :
The allopathic route will not be pretty, imo. Often their answer to these symptoms is anti-depressants & tranquilizers & pain killers. : I've been seeing a naturopath & a chiropractor. Turns out, they went to high school together.
I would like to see an acupuncturist as well. I hear they have VERY good results with this type of pain. He's next on the list.
None of these, of course, are paid for with insurance.
Have I ranted about our health care system lately? I'll spare you all another one of my
post #120 of 343
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So it looks like we've got a houdini. Mr Toona called me at work this morning to inform me that he has to change the bedsheets as Nara wriggled out of her diaper, and then promptly peed all over. They'd be so much easier to keep on her if she had a waist. heh. She always seems to want her diaper off these days and often will pull on it.
Bean had no waist and no hips and no booty as an infant. Everything just slid right off of him. It wasn't until we switched to cloth diapers that his pants ever stayed up at all. I can remember reading threads about people having trouble finding pants that would fit over their babies' cloth diapers and I just couldn't relate. Now he's got a little tush, but he's still scrawny.

Bear's biopsies came back-- all normal. Of course, just to prove a point he's got diarrhea today. It's quite horrible, too-- all gross and drippy. I've already changed three diapers this morning, in just the past hour. What am I gonna do with this kid?!
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