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post #241 of 343
Another hint: Some of us have already done it, and some of us have yet to do it. I did it a really long time ago.
post #242 of 343
I'm still not sure, but I'll wait to see if what I'm thinking it is, is actually the thing that it is. LOL
post #243 of 343
OH! I get it now! You really are a nerd, Emily. Love ya for it, though!
post #244 of 343
Thread Starter 
Hm, I think I have it figured out - and I have a long way to go, if it's what I think it is!

DD has started biting when she's frustrated. Which is almost any time I change her clothes or diaper. Can't wait for summer when we can let her be nekkie baby...that's a long ways away!
post #245 of 343
For them what havent' got it yet, look very closely in the left hand column. And now, let's all be really, really boring until Monday so we don't tempt Emily to say too much too soon
post #246 of 343
i seem to be incapable of thinking that it's anything except taking a pregnancy test because i am self-absorbed and lack imagination, lol.

Thank you so much, everyone who responded about PPAF.

I don't think menopause has come and gone after all, since my hormones must have had something to do with poking my nose up out of the happy cloud of baby bliss long enough to do some reading and thinking about the economy and remember that i'm a communist and a dumpster diver and that i don't subscribe to the usual advice given to the usual sheeple.

i found my diva cup, but i don't think i need to take it to work today. soon, though.
post #247 of 343
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Originally Posted by slgt View Post
Hm, I think I have it figured out - and I have a long way to go, if it's what I think it is!
Not as far as Raina!

Actually... I think I may have been the first in our DDC to do it!! :
post #248 of 343
I give up I'll just remain happily unaware.



Scratch that....just figured it out LOL....I don't even remember when mine was.
post #249 of 343
LOL I got it now. Nos you saved yours to announce your bfp!
post #250 of 343
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for feeling so welcome here. You ladies totally rock and thanks for all the recognition with my birth story. It is something that still gives me strength when I remember it. For me it was such a defining experience

He has learnt to get down steps which is fantastic, although problematic as he has also learnt to get off the bed making nap time that bit more challenging when he keeps wriggling away and sliding down the edge of the bed as he chuckles his little happy I'm doing what *I* want to do chuckle.
i forgot that you weren't here at the beginning too! though i wasn't around too much until the end becasue of the morning sickness.

linnaea has one of those chuckles too! her's is like this "heh. HEH. heh." and then she runs away with this huge smile on her face!

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Well, the intervention went well last night. We all read our letters, and my mom agreed with everything we said. She's committing to going to meetings and counseling, and not accepting prescriptions for pain meds. I'm still nervous that she's giving it all lip service, but hey, at least I spoke my truth. What else can I do?
boy, at least that's a start. i really hope she follows through!

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Alright, alright...here are a couple of hints!

1. Playamama should definitely be able to figure it out...she knows all about it!!
i had no clue until helen hinted. don't say anything but YAY!!! for you. i was in a stockpiling/hoarding thread the other day and i think i'm going to get my senior title changed to, "willing to kill a zombie that's after her hoarded food." or something.

i'm thinking about buying a grain mill. did you know you can keep wheat for practically forever if you nitrogen seal the buckets? i'm looking at either the country living grain mill or the family grain mill. the second one is cheaper, probably not as nice of quality but it flakes oatmeal!! i mean, i could make freshly ground oatmeal from oat groats! how cool is that!

does anyone have one of these?

i just planted a bunch of my seeds today! yet again i run into the fact that my garden is too small for the number of plants i want i must move to someplace where i can grow a decent amount of food! the soil here is just sand and clay and salt. ugh, off to see if i can find any piece of land for about $80,000 on the west coast.

AND, good vibes to everyone possibly facing layoffs! it's a very scary thing to consider. hence, my grain mill buying stockpiling frenzy lately we're doing okay so far but that's so long as people still come out to the party in the desert this year!! yay julie! ,
post #251 of 343
Weird thing happened this morning. Eli woke up about 5 ish crying, hard. It was almost like he was terrified of something. He had vice grips on me and literally crawling up me to get closer. Finally after a good ten minutes we got him calmed down. Anyone else have this happen?

Lay offs - scary......makes me appreciate our jobs.

I finally figured it out too after I read enough posts... I'm slow....

Anyone else get a Knit Picks catalog and see those rainbow baby leg warmers?? I am so ordering the yarn. If you didn't and want to see them, go to Knit Picks and search Expectant Knitter.
post #252 of 343
Hi everybody!

Heather thanks for that tip. I'm a brand new knitter and I love checking out new sites.

So Dave got lay off notice on Wednesday, Thursday they told him they had a temporary transfer for him to keep him working. This is great but kind of sucks too, but over all great. He will have an hour and 15 min commute EACH way, this stinks. He has to drive his own truck and it has almost 160,000 miles on it so that kind of freaks me out. The other crummy part is that it is an undreground mine and I don't like that at all. He works for a rock quarry company and he drills down to the rock and then they put dynamite in and blow it out. I guess he will be doing the same thing but underground. This isn't like coal mining and is apparently very safe with an excelent track record but makes me nervous nonetheless. The good parts are that he will be paid for his mileage for the commute so that helps a ton, he will work 4 10 hour days so he only has to commute 4 days a week and we have a 3 day weekend together. He will also actually have a temorary raise while he's there for working underground and this looks good for him as he is lining up for a promotion within the company and hopefully that will happen in the next year, he's been there 10 years now. So that's way more than any of you cared to know but things are looking okay here for now so I'm very, very thankful for that! Thank you all for the good thoughts.

crap, james is up gotta run
post #253 of 343
Helen, Thanks for the reminder for everyone to not get too chatty!! I am already limiting my time checking because I am reveling in my nerdy plan!!

Sarah !!! I'm SO glad that he's not going to be without a job, but now I am going to be worried about all that driving, that older truck, and that underground mine...yikes!! But, again, I am so glad that its still much better for him than nothing! I will be thinking of you guys with this transition!

Rynna, you think Raina has a way to go...check out BabyBump But with this chatty group, we're all bound to get there sooner or later.

BabyBump: could it have been a night terror? Can they start in children this young? I'm not sure, but I hope it was just a strange fluke!

NOS, it is MOST DEFINITELY NOT a pregnancy test.

Carrie: The garden and the wheat sound amazing!! Keep us informed as to how it is all going. I am hoping to do a teeny garden this summer, so I will have a lot to learn!

SarahLynne: you are so cute!

Slgt: sorry to hear about the biting...sounds rough!!

Applecore: I hope I said this the other day, but in case I forgot to, I'm so glad that the intervention went well, and that things seem to be headed in the right direction. I hope that this will really be it and she will be able to be in recovery!

As for us, we survived day 1 of the crazy weekend! The bridal shower went very well today, as did the college roommates reunion. I have been back in the kitchen this evening, getting ready for Molly's b-day party tomorrow, and I am about 15 seconds from crashing into bed.

Hugs to all!
post #254 of 343
Heather, I'm making Skye some almost identical ones from a reclaimed sweater from the Sally Ann's. Eli's screaming does sound like the night terrors I've heard described- none of mine have had them.

Sarah, glad things are looking up.

Have a migraine, posting hurts. Hugs to all, and does anyone know if I can take aspirin whilst breastfeeding if he's over a year old?
post #255 of 343
What about ibuprophen Hellen? or paracetamol? Hope you are feeling better
post #256 of 343
Helen, I hope you feel better soon. Here's what Dr. Hale has to say about aspirin: http://66.230.33.248/discus/messages...tml?1200948466

Sarah, I'm glad to hear that your husband will still have work. It's a scary prospect to be out of work right now!

Emily, thanks for the good thoughts regarding my mom. She just had surgery to do something to treat a nerve in her neck for her chronic migraines that she has had for 10+ years, and has not taken any narcotic pain meds for the recovery, which is a great sign. She's also feeling better than she has in years, so we have high hopes.

And, yes, I know I have a long way to go, but I usually only post on our DDC- I'd say 90% came from here! I must really like you guys.
post #257 of 343
Job layoffs are frightening if you have a lot to lose or pay for. I think a layoff would devestate dh (he's still not over losing a job 3 yrs. ago ) but I've had such a life that I've seen dollars come and dollars go, and "stuff" come, and "stuff" go. Seems like all you really ever have forever is yourself... and one might take the time to make sure you never lose that in the attempts to keep the rest.
Poverty doesn't scare me. I mean, the likes of poverty that we see in this country anyway. Our poorest of poor still lives better than MOST. Of course, I'm the one begging for a revolution, now that I have land to grow food on. (we would have starved to death on the salt flat)
When I just bought a 12 dollar tube of toothpaste through the co-op for ONE DOLLAR and a box of organic snack crackers (normally $4) for TWENTY FIVE CENTS? Something in this country is seriously wrong. end
I feel for the FEAR of job loss. But take mamas and hold strong. It'll all work out. I promise.

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so long as people still come out to the party in the desert this year!! yay julie! ,
50,000 people can't just give up now! At least 4 of us will be there!

I'm jealous about the grain mill Carrie! Let us know how it goes! As far as land... I know it's not the west coast, but Idaho is cheap, and much of it fertile!

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It was almost like he was terrified of something. Anyone else have this happen?
Sounds like night terrors. DD#1 did it from around 12mos. to 18ish months. Weirdest thing. It was even impossible to wake her up to convince her it was "nothing". It will pass, but it's mighty unnerving to see them so freaked out! She was even known to bolt out of bed and "sleep flee".

Local news: We had high temps and sunny days yesterday... I was busy minding the compost heap after a long winter and re-negotiating the chicken run plans... I'm working with very old, recycled wood scraps so it's not getting built as quickly as one with "plans" and new materials.
Ember spent the ENTIRE day crawling around the ground and teetering around the wood piles and poles and climbing on stuff. She LOVES the great outdoors!!! Maybe she will be my gardening partner. She took two of the longest naps I've ever seen after both outdoor marathon play sessions.
Dad was constantly saying, "she's eating dirt... she has a stick... her knees are all muddy... she's gonna get a splinter... she is going to climb naked into the compost"
From sound asleep while she wanders around the house by herself, to "OMG she might eat DIRT!" Doesn't even sound like the same dh, does it?
Our beliefs about what is "dirty" and "dangerous" aren't even remotely the same.
Ember was too funny though, after we brought her in, she kept "sneaking" back out of the half open back door. She was so into being outside, that she just kept on escaping out the back.
However, the great outdoors and a little dirt doesn't scare OR bother me... some of the things in my house DO!

I'll be getting my beehives this week, so I will be able to decide on their location as well.
I am VERY busy getting excited about the baby chicks that will be here in less than a month and the colony of about 12,000 bees that will be here the month after that.
I also have a LOT of ground that will have to be worked at some point.

It may be only February, and there may be snow in the forecast... but for ME, spring is HERE. I'm feeling SO MUCH BETTER than a month ago. Maybe it's the progesterone cream, maybe it's the growing daylight... Maybe it's a little of both, but I'M THANKFUL!
post #258 of 343
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Originally Posted by BabyBump View Post
Weird thing happened this morning. Eli woke up about 5 ish crying, hard. It was almost like he was terrified of something. He had vice grips on me and literally crawling up me to get closer. Finally after a good ten minutes we got him calmed down. Anyone else have this happen?
Robin had a week where she woke up like this every night. I do think it was night terrors, and I think it's related to being under-rested. It seems like when she has crappy daytime naps, she will have a night terror. Dr. Sears has a good webpage about them.

: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all our birthday babies!! I recall that there were LOTS of babies born around this date! Robin's birthday is 2 days away :
post #259 of 343
Very wise words, Julie. I've been reading a lot of Dmitry Orlov lately, both because I was too wrapped up in trying to survive my brief but unfortunate marriage to pay much attention to the economic collapse in the USSR when it happened, thereby missing a very important historical event and all the lessons it has to teach us, and to prepare myself emotionally for my own economic collapses, both the intentional one of gradually selling off a small inheritance i held on to like a bulldog (you didn't REALLY think I support "one in diapers and one in college" as a part time caregiver, did you?) and the one we all face.

Orlov advises us all to be prepared for layoffs at any time and to sustain as little psychological damage as possible in the process.

My dd is holding up fairly well. Paying for minimal food for her means no more crafting for me and i need to save the favric and notions i already have for when Terran NEEDS new clothes, but that's okay; i prefer dd's company to my own anyway.

i have her doing the cooking so she feels like she is contributing to the family instead of just taking a handout and i do NOT poo poo any of her plans and hopes for the future. That helps, but how humiliating to have to ask someone to buy you tampons!

And how scary for me to see my checkbook balance this month. but 44 year old ex-suburbanites with toddlers need strong relationships with healthy, resilient 20-somethings more than they need money, especially if hyperinflation sets in and things get really interesting.

I am also, like Heather, learning to appreciate the fact that i DO have a job where i am productive, appreciated, and not subject to the psychological abuse i endured when i was living off of child support and a very small stipend from my mother.

Foster Gramma is on dialysis now and needs the other caregiver to drive her back and forth, so i just have to declare fewer hours ansd take the pay cut because ihss isn't going to increase her hours and i'm not going to abandon her.

She turns 80 next month. She's mistrustful and mean to strangers, but she loves Terran and I as if we were her own and remembers the Depression of the 30s as if it were yesterday. it would be in my own best interest to continue giving her the help she needs to stay in her home even if the paychecks completely disappear.

On a more here-and-now on topic note, Terran STILL has explosive diarrhea left from the 24 hour stomach flu Chris (who resembles Rolf from "the sound of music" more and more as i think about history repeating itself) brought home from public school. He also has very little appetite for solid foods.

Fortunately, my supply seems to have recovered from the benedryl "enough" that I hear plenty of gulping, am ravenously hungry myself, and don't see any signs of serious dehydration in my babe.

Yes, i'm sure it's diarrhea and not normal EBF poop.

As i've said before, none of my other babies got sick. Ever. Even your most obvious suggestions are welcome and neither condescending nor insulting.

dd still has mites and our (actually the landlord's) washer and dryer can only take so much more!
post #260 of 343
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Originally Posted by BabyBump View Post
Weird thing happened this morning. Eli woke up about 5 ish crying, hard. It was almost like he was terrified of something. He had vice grips on me and literally crawling up me to get closer. Finally after a good ten minutes we got him calmed down. Anyone else have this happen?
yep! lazlo will still do it sometimes, where he wakes up screaming and can't breathe and no matter what we say he just cries harder and harder. it's the weirdest thing. linnaea has definitely woken up upset and crying, but not the same way

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Seems like all you really ever have forever is yourself... and one might take the time to make sure you never lose that in the attempts to keep the rest.

I'm jealous about the grain mill Carrie! Let us know how it goes! As far as land... I know it's not the west coast, but Idaho is cheap, and much of it fertile!

Ember spent the ENTIRE day crawling around the ground and teetering around the wood piles and poles and climbing on stuff. She LOVES the great outdoors!!! Maybe she will be my gardening partner.

Dad was constantly saying, "she's eating dirt... she has a stick... her knees are all muddy... she's gonna get a splinter... she is going to climb naked into the compost"
From sound asleep while she wanders around the house by herself, to "OMG she might eat DIRT!" Doesn't even sound like the same dh, does it?
Our beliefs about what is "dirty" and "dangerous" aren't even remotely the same.
Ember was too funny though, after we brought her in, she kept "sneaking" back out of the half open back door. She was so into being outside, that she just kept on escaping out the back.
However, the great outdoors and a little dirt doesn't scare OR bother me... some of the things in my house DO!


It may be only February, and there may be snow in the forecast... but for ME, spring is HERE. I'm feeling SO MUCH BETTER than a month ago. Maybe it's the progesterone cream, maybe it's the growing daylight... Maybe it's a little of both, but I'M THANKFUL!
oh my gosh julie!! linnaea and ember are TWINS!! i spent the other day turning the garden over and getting seeds ready and she was just roaming around the backyard all day! every mornign when i let the cats out she screeches to go outside with them. if lazlo goes out and she doesn't she will cry these heart wrenching cries because she wants to go outside! yay little nature girls

i'm feeling really thankful for the sunshine too. my temper has been mellowing out, i've got some motherwort on order and a hormone balancing tea that i'm hoping will help a little.

curtis was totally like that too. "she's eating dirt!" me:"oh my gosh! dirt? really? honey, did you know that there is a suplement out now that is dirt? because people are so _clean_ nowadays that their intestinal flora is out of whack!"

i'm jealous of the bees and chicks! my mom wants to give me her three, very nice, egg-layers but we're totally moving next winter and i don't want to move with chickens. plus, i think my dog might want to eat them. or maybe the cat. when i took fluffy down to her house in the bay area to be neutered he got out and was stalking her chickens.

out here we have these native green bees that will pollinate the garden. they are really neat! but i always end up with lots of unpollinated veggies because there just aren't enough of them.

idaho would totally be a possibility but i'm afraid of the skin heads and the long winter. though my brother sort of used to be sort of a skin head but he was the anti-racist punk type.

linnaea is sleeping in the ergo so i'm going to knit a little. i just got her some soft star shoes for 75% off! they were $11 for a pair of made in oregon leather shoes. if anyone has a babe with really small feet they still have some left. there are also a few pairs in size 7, which is what i got linnaea. it's softstarshoes.com lazlo has some and they are really cute! he looks like a little forest elf.
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