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Feb 08- Welcome to March of 09

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I'm horribly behind on everyone's goings on. To think last year we were in the midst of babies, sleep deprivation, and everything else that comes with new babies!

Eli is turning from baby into toddler overnight. He tries to wash his hair in the tub, hang the kitchen towel up on the oven handle, has started scribbling with a crayon when he gets a hold of one. Also been very attached to mama lately. It worried me a bit how he's going to react in a couple of months when he has to share his mama.

Everyone here had a remarkably good weekend except Eli has the start of a cold. That's thanks to my niece coughing in his face and a SIL who doesn't seem to do anything about it. Same SIL just gave us two weeks notice. She wasn't quitting until I go on maternity leave but now has changed her mind. I odn't have a clue what we are going to do about daycare for 6 more weeks, until I'm off with the new baby.

I spent the weekend laptop shopping. We want to get rid of the ever so tempting computer desk and need to upgrade our current pc anyways. This pc will end up in Kendall's room for her to play her PBS kids games and other parental approved sites. It's just running out of room for pictures, videos, etc... I got a nice bonus from work plus we have employee purchase discounts thru Dell as they are who work buys their pc's from, so I'm looking at laptops. There are way too many options.

What was your weekend like?

Also, can someone like or Feb thread? I'm bad at that.
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This time last year, I was taking my "last" dose of antibiotics. I spent the rest of the day pumping & dumping, preparing to nurse Bear again. A few days later, he started puking blood and I was readmitted to the hospital with a second MRSA infection. This year kind of sucks, but it's a hell of a lot better than last year.

I think BooBah may be reading on the sly. I'm also kind of wondering about Bear's eyes. He looks straight at me, but he also walks into things. Literally... at first I thought it was a coordination issue, being a new walker and all, but now I'm wondering if he just has really crappy peripheral vision or something because if like, a table leg is slightly off-center, he'll toddle right into it. He doesn't do any of the weird eye things, and his eyes don't appear to be crossed or anything, but I kind of wonder. Anyway, I'll ask about a referral for him later.

And now for something gross: Yesterday I had a teensy weensy bit of a stomach bug. I was in the bathroom dealing with the consequences of this when BooBah ran in and insisted that I move my bloomin' arse (somewhat less colorfully). She then sat down and said that she had "melted poop." Boobah has developed this habit of getting off of the toilet before she's finished doing whatever she's doing (I know, i have no idea why). Disgusting mess. ALL FOUR KIDS had this stomach bug *simultaneously*. Three of the four had ickiness running down their legs. There were *ten baths* between the four of them, because it was just so gross. : Being a parent is so freakin' glamorous I could scream. At least said bug appears to have been "brief" (by which I mean the bigger kids seem to have run through it). Urgh.

If I don't get out of this house I'm going to scream.
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Oh Rynna! I can't even imagine dealing with that craziness!! Hopefully it was a one day thing!

Gave the dog a bath today. She does sooo well. I also managed to get her poo sample for the vet. DH is going to take it down to the vet this afternoon. Hopefully she'll be cleared to start the heartworm treatment so we can get the poor dear all better.

This time last year I was in the middle of the "new job adjustment" period. I was having trouble dealing with DH being gone from 11pm to 9am and then having to sleep during the day because the house was going completely to pot and I was just not dealing well. Now I relish having the bed to myself most nights (Steven is STTN most nights now in the room with his brother although he occasionally still needs to come sleep with momma. Totally didn't have to do CIO ) and the ability to DTD without worrying of who will wake up
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BabyBump, thanks for starting us up! Hope the child care issue for the 6 weeks works itself out easily somehow!

Ugh Rynna...all I can say is ugh! Glad it is over!

M2A, so cute about the boys sleeping together well. Molly and I still co-sleep, with DS and DH in the other room, each in their own bed. Now that she has hit the 1 mark, I would like to start planning to get the kids in a room together and DH and I back together, but I have no clue how or when to go about it.
Also got to start thinking about the pacifier. I would like to see it gone sooner rather than later, but I don't know how and when to do that either. Oh well, gonna figure it out somehow!
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last year at this time, my water had broken (with meconium) a couple of hours ago, and contractions were just getting underway, and i felt completely taken aback at how painful they were, and i came here to mdc to post and say "OMG contractions HURT" and then i got in the shower, and you ladies sent many lovely encouraging responses, which unfortunately i didn't get to read until many days later, because that was the beginning of three days of labor-land trance (ending in my hospital transfer...but i guess that's the story for wednesday, mia's birthday)!

ugh, rynna, just, ugh...hope that is done with very very soon.

i love that steven sleeps with his brother - so cute! (hope your dog gets better soon...)

eli sounds so cute! trying to wash his hair - that is hilarious. i didn't know you were expecting again...wow...i cannot imagine! you will be one busy bee!
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Forgot to say that, Ema-Adama, I'm so glad to hear that you might have found a good group of like-minded mamas in your area. You can only be the "person sticking to her ideals" so long alone before it becomes too much! And also, even if you missed it, I still wanted to give you a : Congrats!!!
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And now for something gross: Yesterday I had a teensy weensy bit of a stomach bug. I was in the bathroom dealing with the consequences of this when BooBah ran in and insisted that I move my bloomin' arse (somewhat less colorfully). She then sat down and said that she had "melted poop." Boobah has developed this habit of getting off of the toilet before she's finished doing whatever she's doing (I know, i have no idea why). Disgusting mess. ALL FOUR KIDS had this stomach bug *simultaneously*. Three of the four had ickiness running down their legs. There were *ten baths* between the four of them, because it was just so gross. : Being a parent is so freakin' glamorous I could scream. At least said bug appears to have been "brief" (by which I mean the bigger kids seem to have run through it). Urgh.

If I don't get out of this house I'm going to scream.
Oh, Rynna, that's what we had and I skulked off before letting everyone know that the probiotics WORKED! Terran was over the violent puking within 24 hours, but this horrigble, foul-smelling liquid yellow poop just kept coming out of him and kept coming out of him (and what you describe as Boobah's urgency certainly sounds familiar, athough this kid likes to eliminate standing up now and I have yet to find an appropriate recepticle so I can't even say he's ECX'd any more, just that he knows what's going on, we have hardwood flors, and I'm way beyond being grossed out by bodily fluids) until I posted here, took everyone's advice, and mixed the contents of an acidophilus capsule with a bit of pedialyte in a shot glass, which he downed happily because of all the sugar and artificial flavours.

It was one capsule a day for either two or three days and then we had glorious wonderful normal baby poop again.

More than likely the other health issue is resolved too, but I don't feel better yet and I get ANGRY sometimes, especially about the permanent scars on my beautiful almost 20 year old's face and the indignity of having to wear sweatshop made clothes (polyester is better than natural fibres) and a zillion other things that make me mean.

Terran is 100% fine, though; no scars, no more lesions, no more itching.

I won't be weaning, but I may not be very easy to get along with so I'd rather lurk than lash out.
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Well I think I can do my one post that I seem to manage when a new thread starts.

babybump...wow I had no idea you were expecting especially in a month wow.

Rynna...so yucky about the poo situation. i must say that Henry has had this terrible yellow mucous stool for a few days and now there is blood in it so the dr wants stool samples...yum. I have been home sick today with vomiting and number 2 issues myself, hopefully it goes by quickly.

m2A...glad to hear that you have your bed to yourself again and super cute that the boys sleep together.

Love2bemama...about the pacifier thing, I to want to see it gone before next year. So I have decided to do this whole week where he can only have his paci for nap and bedtime, then 2 weeks of no paci at nap, then after that no paci at bed adn it will be gone forever. We cannot seem to do cold turkey about things so hopefully thsi will work. Whatever you choose just be firm about it.

NOS...glad to hear that Terran is feeling better...we may have to do the probiotic shot too.

So things have been busy. we got our taxes done and have been able to pay off a good amount of medical debt. Henry got his ear tubes in last week so that should help with the doctor visits. Found out that Henry has low iron and it hasn't improved so he is one a strong iron supplement for a month to see how that works. He is a very picky eater already.
He started walking on this birthday and has now decided that this will be his main form of transportation. So he has been doing some time in the toddler class which i think has helped his walking.
He seems to still have his dairy allergy, not so bad though things he eats at school are iffy.
We bought a new washing machine and a vacuum...being an adult is so exciting.
Savannah's birthday is this month, she will be six on 3.12...kinda crazy.

So far 2009 has been good , hopefully it stays that way.

mamas. Happy birthday March babies.
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I think I accidently fried DH laptop cord...

I had it on the counter next to our stove because I didn't want the kids to get it and when I made dinner it was sort of on the stove...(I was only using the oven.) I'll know shortly if we need to buy a new one, but I haven't told DH

ETA: We're safe...phew....I think something is wrong with the outlet I had it plugged into.
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nak, real quick. linnaea's newest baby trick is taking a piece of toilet paper and pretending to wipe her bum. unfortunately she then has the habit of putting it in her mouth.
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nak, real quick. linnaea's newest baby trick is taking a piece of toilet paper and pretending to wipe her bum. unfortunately she then has the habit of putting it in her mouth.
That is too too funny!!

Steven's latest has been whenever my dad comes to see them and talks to him Steven goes into full on cheesy grin mode. His eyes get all squinty and he grins as big as his mouth will go and makes that "ehhhhh" grinning type noise.
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Terran still loves the word "no" asnd says it constantly, but not in an unpleasant or argumentative manner and it's kind of contagious; dd and I find ourselves walking around cheerfully saying "no no no no no no no" too these days.

It's not meaningless noise, either, just a word and a concept that he's playing with and hopefully will have an easier time saying and MEANING than my doormat self.
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Terran still loves the word "no" asnd says it constantly, but not in an unpleasant or argumentative manner and it's kind of contagious; dd and I find ourselves walking around cheerfully saying "no no no no no no no" too these days.

It's not meaningless noise, either, just a word and a concept that he's playing with and hopefully will have an easier time saying and MEANING than my doormat self.
Heh, I do this too, Trixie yodels and they sound like "dodel dodel dodel" or "yogi, yogi, yogi", or "odie, odie, odie" and about a million other variations, but I find I mimic them back to her, or just say them so she will because it's so cute!
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River's doing that talking thing that comes from being a walking person. Unfortunately I'm too sleepdeprived to have any idea what it is he's saying. I've had six hours in bed and was up to breastfeed six times IN those hours. TIme to nightwean.

Totally self-absorbed, but I do care, i promise.
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River's doing that talking thing that comes from being a walking person. Unfortunately I'm too sleepdeprived to have any idea what it is he's saying. I've had six hours in bed and was up to breastfeed six times IN those hours. TIme to nightwean.

Totally self-absorbed, but I do care, i promise.
I've been meaning to ask about night weaning. This was not something I seriously thought about until one of the mums in the funky new group that I found said you have to as BM is very very sweet and causes tooth decay.
I thought that formula is more of a problem at night and to be honest I see no other way to get Hillel to sleep and back to sleep in the middle of the night. And for now it is working for us.... although he has discovered that he can make fart like sounds if he blows on my breast, and this can be rather distracting when it comes to inducing sleep
Also, isn't there a reason milk teeth are called milk teeth? It's not as if these are his teeth for life, or am I missing something?
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am I missing something?
Nope.

Megan, do you ever post in the child-led weaning or breastfeeding beyond infancy forums?

: Helen. I'm not sure whether you were serious or not about night weaning so I'm not sure what to say.
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Nope.

Megan, do you ever post in the child-led weaning or breastfeeding beyond infancy forums?

: Helen. I'm not sure whether you were serious or not about night weaning so I'm not sure what to say.
Thanks NOS

Nope, haven't posted there, I thought I would start here. The mom who recommended it was a bit feisty and when I asked her to clarify it didn't make sense....
It does seem to be a favorite aurgument from pediatric dentists when meeting breastfeeding mothers.
Again, thanks
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NOS, right now I would happily chop off my left boob and let him suck on that all night long if it increased my quality of sleep. The correct thing to say is that even if I do nightwean, he may not sleep through the night, etc., etc, yadda yadda yadda. You can also remind me that we do tend to have a bad week and then a few good ones and that this will pass even if I do nothing. I'm really not convinced that there is any good reason for feeding a child who can walk and talk every hour on the hour throughout the night, though, apart from comfort. Which he does accept in other ways. Like snuggling daddy. And bum patting. What I'm finding is that he wakes up from 9-midnight, squawks once, goes back to sleep. From midnight onwards, he looks around, goes "oh, mummy's over there", stands up and starts calling mamamamamamama. Big difference. I'm just burnt out and I need a break and to mother myself.

Megan, there is no clinical justification for nightweaning from a kids wellbeing pov, though dentists will argue the toss on this one sometimes.The teeth will start falling out and being replaced with adult teeth somewhere between 5 and 8, and that's generally an unpleasant time too.

Oh, and I talk baby too

Carrie That's funny...

A good friend of mine had her fourth section on Sunday after transferring in from a homebirth. Baby is 14lb8oz, and is having difficulties keeping her blood sugars stable. Can you send her vibes, please? I'm expressing for her, and she has access to another friend's freezer stash but it's still a worrying time for them even before she starts grieving the transfer.
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