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post #141 of 343
wow triplets : i can't even imagine... but :
post #142 of 343
Hi Mama's
Thank you sooo much for remembering my little Audrey today, it made my feel full of love to know you all remembered! I can not believe our babies are turning 1 already. This year has just flown by. For the last few days I have been reminiscing about this time last year, and how exciting it was to check in here each day to see who had a baby and get the daily status reports!

Heather is right, I am a lurker, I wish I had the time to hang out and chat and be involved in your daily conversations. You are all amazing women, and it is so nice to know you are all here and we are still connected in some way.

I want to post some pictures, but I have to go and figure out how to do it again! I am not very computer literate when it comes to that!

Well, a big :::::ju mpers:: to all of our little ones. I wish them all another great year filled with lots of love and happiness!
post #143 of 343
As always, only have a second, it's been a long week of illness for both myself and Kaia, but we were actually well for the weekend (and only the weekend!) to celebrate Kaia's birthday which was really fun. Saturday we had family over and celebrated and for her actual birthday DP and I took her to the children's museum, she had a lot of fun and was really funny. Get pictures up when I can.

I'm one of the vegans, but I know there are others, too. I don't mean to be really disagreeable, but with all respect, being vegan during pregnancy cannot harm your beeb. As with any diet, not getting proper and complete nutrition can harm your baby. I know some people can be crappy vegans or vegetarians, but in all honesty, plenty of people can be crappy omnivores. She should certainly look into making sure she gets what she needs nutrition-wise, there are alternatives. Like people who take fish oil, I forget what I took to get the same benefit, but it was something I had to add into my diet. I'm with everyone else though, she should stop worrying over what may or may not have already happened and start concentrating on doing her best for her baby now. Unless we're talking about really serious drinking, I would guess baby is fine.
post #144 of 343
Okay, I've taken the night to sleep on it.

Jaimee, I was in your friend's shoes a decade ago. What I would say is that the only possible right thing to say in a situation like this is "congratulations" and then talk about names and birth plans. I would have been really offended by anyone who had speculated, to my face or behind my back, on whether I'd given my kid FAS or any other deformity, and would almost certainly been offended by anyone without a medical degree trying to reassure me. I'm saying this as gently as I can, but right now the best thing you can do to help is to remind her how amazingly brilliant having a baby can be, and also that she isn't alone and does have a community of friends around. There's a reason why this baby was unplanned, y'know?
post #145 of 343
HI everyone!
Happy birthday to all of the babies that I've missed! (I"m sorry, it's been a rough couple of weeks...)
anyhow I have a couple questions.
I'm looking for a good toddler formula for Trixie. I'm not ready to put her on cow's milk and I just don't think her formula is going to be good enough now... I don't want to pose this to the rest of the world 'cause I don't want to explain everything over again right now....
Also Ive tried baby's only, and it upset her tummy too. I'm trying to find a goat's milk formula for toddlers (I know they ahve them in New Zealand) and all I can find is http://www.amazon.com/Genesis-Organi...4429233&sr=8-4, but it's $35 for 10 8 ounce servings! That's crazy expensive! I wonder if there is somethign I could just add to goats milk to make it have a little more oompf to it?
Help.
So on a more personal note. I am not pregnant. I didn't expect it to hit me so hard, but the negative really rocked my world. Granted it was only one cycle, but also so many surgeries. It was supposed to be easy this time. It's not going to be. So I am freaking out a lot, I can only do these drugs so many times, and they're so bad for you. They mess with me and they can cause some crazy issues for me later on (like ovarian cancer). But I want another baby, Trixie needs a sibling. So I am totally bummed, and hormonal. This mixed with me going over her birth in my mind. Ya know, what if? What if they would have turned the pit off sooner and I was allowed to labour on my own, would her heart rate have evened out? Was it that dangerous to have no fluid (for how long we're unsure)?
When I was hoping to be pregnant I had a lot of issues about Trixie's birth kinda pop up, things I thought I was okay with. Hmm apparently not.
Grrr...

Anyhow YAY baby birthdays! I cant wait to see more pictures! I love them! Julie your kitchen is so sweet!!!

I also love that I am friending so many of you on facebook! I love seeing all of your pretty faces in my daily jaunts through the internet world.... LOVE IT! Also welcome to my world! I take a lot of pictures of Trixie. Like an ungodly amount. Heh...
post #146 of 343
Dea
post #147 of 343
Dea!! I'm so sorry to hear it.
And, yeah, sure, it's only the 1st cycle, but still, take all the emotional time you need to grieve not being pregnant this time around. It is real, and you are right to acknowledge how hard it feels!
And, hang in there...this, too, shall pass, and Trixie will get her sibling!
post #148 of 343
Oh Dea I'm sorry . Lovetobemama said it best.

Happy Birthday baby Audrey!!

Oh and Happy Birthday to the Triplets! How amazing!

lilblossom, I agree with the consensus if she stops drinking, all should be well. I know a few people (myself included) who had a few nights of indulgence before they knew they were pregnant with know known problems.

Anyone else have a little singer? Senara has been singing up a storm! Maybe that's because I sing to her constantly, but she's really adorable. Moving around the house getting into her toys or books or whatnot just a singing away.

Also, she took her first steps yesterday!: She had a book in hands she wanted me to read to her and just looked at me with determination and took a mighty four first steps to me!

Oh everyone thanks for the pump-weaning advice. I meant to come on and say that, but so many times I read replies and think responses in my head, and don't get around to writing back. It seems to be going well. I'm down to 2x a day pumping for now. And she has her backup until she's one. She still does love her ah-ahs though, so I'm not worried about it affecting her nursing.

Maybe this isn't real exciting to many, but it is to me. I got my period today and it's only been a month since the last one. This hasn't happened in years! I don't know, but it seems after giving birth like something settled out the right way because my body seems to be getting normalized. I'm not TTC (in fact we're talking the big V), but for years I've had such screwy cycles that I never know what's coming or going (which is the reason for the delay in knowing I was pregnant with Senara), and here it seems like I'm finally getting on track. Now I think I can start charting for real. I'm really excited about it.
post #149 of 343
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HI everyone!

I'm looking for a good toddler formula for Trixie. I'm not ready to put her on cow's milk and I just don't think her formula is going to be good enough now... I don't want to pose this to the rest of the world 'cause I don't want to explain everything over again right now....
Also Ive tried baby's only, and it upset her tummy too. I'm trying to find a goat's milk formula for toddlers (I know they ahve them in New Zealand) and all I can find is http://www.amazon.com/Genesis-Organi...4429233&sr=8-4, but it's $35 for 10 8 ounce servings! That's crazy expensive! I wonder if there is somethign I could just add to goats milk to make it have a little more oompf to it?
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i have seen this locally (powdered in cans) and there is a recipe for formula on it. That is the route I would probably go if i wind up having to take ivermectin to get rid of these mites or if i couldn't nurse for some other reason.

i don't think that it would be appropriate for dd to attempt to induce lactation unless she had to take on a maternal role because of my demise, and then it would be up to her and her partner to make that decision since they woul;d be the parents.

Dea, i am so sorry about the bfn.
post #150 of 343
Dea, there is absolutely no clinical justification whatsoever for toddler formula. If you've got something that works, keep using it. Toddler formula was developed specifically to get around the European companies that have implemented the WHO code and ban on breastmilk substitute advertising, but only on milks aimed at children under six months old- therefore, by creating a toddler formula they can advertise it, and the whole darned brand. Don't worry. Honestly. If you want to read more about it, go to www.babymilkaction.org.uk

Teeny, you jammy git. I'm all brokem because I didn't O last month

Dea I'm sorry.
post #151 of 343
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Dea, there is absolutely no clinical justification whatsoever for toddler formula. If you've got something that works, keep using it. Toddler formula was developed specifically to get around the European companies that have implemented the WHO code and ban on breastmilk substitute advertising, but only on milks aimed at children under six months old- therefore, by creating a toddler formula they can advertise it, and the whole darned brand. Don't worry. Honestly. If you want to read more about it, go to www.babymilkaction.org.uk

Teeny, you jammy git. I'm all brokem because I didn't O last month

Dea I'm sorry.

:This is what I was going to say. Unless there's something else going on, you can certainly continue to use infant formula. Bear will be moving up to Neocate One, which is intended for children aged 1-10 with tummification issues. There's also a Neocate One+, which has additional stuff in it and is designed for kiddos with malabsorption issues. Like Neocate Infant, they are obscenely expensive... obviously not something anyone sane and/or knowledgable would recommend for a healthy child with no issues.

Yes; It's true that nutritional needs change. Yes, it's true that breastmilk changes. In most cases, though, infant formula is sufficient for toddlers-- particularly toddlers who eat balanced, wholesome diets in addition to their formula-- especially before the age of two. If I was concerned about a child's nutrition & calorie intake over the age of one, I'd supplement (occasionally or often, depending) with Pediasure.
post #152 of 343
Dea: I think reg. formula would be fine if you don't want to move to cow milk too. Also, if you wanted to make her some "special" formula... one with more oomph to it... you could look HERE. They also have a goat milk version.
post #153 of 343
hi mamas!!

okay, so i'm totally lame because i've been on the computer and i haven't checked in here

happy belated birthday to audrey!! : yay little one!

yay first steps senara!! way to go! linnaea loves me to read to her too, i hate it that i get so frustrated sometimes but really, "bah," after "bah," can drive me crazy.

dea, i'm so sorry you're not knocked up. i have faith that it will happen for your little family!!

nos, you were in my dream this morning. we were living in a crazy car camper with rainbow play silks all around and it was in some forest glen and you came by to bring us something. i think it might have been bread.

i am finished sorting my first co-op! yay me!!

here's our birthdays:

~LaurenB~ (Lauren), due 2/4/08
Ramona Sidney born Tuesday, 2/12/08 7:40 AM
8 lb
21" long
"5 days of natural labor ending in a c-sect. Both of us are still in the hospital. Ramona is away from me under bili lights for her jaundice. I am sad."
Welcome Ramona, hoping you're both home soon!

~NewMommy27~ (Lori)
Abigail Grace born Tuesday, 2/12/08 9:46 PM
6 lb 15 oz
20" long
"She came via the most perfect, wonderful, peaceful VBAC I could have imagined...it literally far exceeded my every expectation."
Welcome Abigail!

~applecore~
Twyla Dorothy born Tuesday, 2/12/08
5 lb 8 oz
18" long
"Born at home after less than 3 hours labor. Whew!"
Welcome Twyla!

::

fussy baby. ahhhh!!! anyone tired of being a mommy sometimes?
post #154 of 343
Happy Birthday Ramona, Abigail and Twyla!!!


Teeny, congrats on the period! (what a funny thing for me to be writing) Though I, too, welcome each period...don't even remotely think I could handle another kid right now.

Helen, great info on the toddler formula. I never even thought about it before, but neither of my kids has ever had any formula, so I am woefully undereducated about it all.

FYI, the triplets are doing great. Katie (the mom) has been able to hold all three on and off throughout the day, and they are each only on a nasal cannula for oxygen support, but nothing else. Even the 3-pounder. We'll see how the next few days go, but so far so good!
post #155 of 343
Hey, mamas. Today was Twyla's birthday! She devoured a whole cupcake in about 5 minutes. Ronan is really sick, though. He's had a very high fever all day- to the point that I gave a fever reducer, even thought that's not usually my MO. I went with a homemade elderflower tincture in tea first, but he wasn't even feeling well enough to drink more than a few sips. So now we've had two birthdays in the last few weeks where one or more kids were sick. Sheesh. I've got my fingers crossed for the rest of us, but if things keep up in the same manner as they have been lately, we're all in for it.
post #156 of 343
Happy birthday, Twyla!

Emily, I'm glad the triplets are doing well
post #157 of 343
Happy birthday Twyla!!!:
post #158 of 343
Happy birthday Twyla!
post #159 of 343
Molly just got her first birthday card in the mail!!! And her b-day isn't even until the 23rd. It was so exciting to get the mail today!! Thanks so much Allyn and Henry:
post #160 of 343
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nos, you were in my dream this morning. we were living in a crazy car camper with rainbow play silks all around and it was in some forest glen and you came by to bring us something. i think it might have been bread.
That is so cool! I've been fantasizing about living that sort of life since before Terran was born, but wondering if I was too old and calcified to learn all the new skills I'd need. It's very significant to me that I was giving something you you.

Of course, I am responsible for my older children at least for another year and since I have a very mainstream teen, i feel that i need to provide him with traditional shelter, mass-marketed sweatshop made clothing, and even Colonol McTrashburgers if that is all I can get him to eat.

He chooses not to live at home, but since I have not relinquished custody (and have no intention of doing so) I am still responsible for providing him with a home he can return to.
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