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post #1041 of 1064
Nilla ...
Lasagna! Cut into freezerable sizes! Yum, yum ...
And a trashy mag to read while nursing.
And Lansinoh cream, if she doesn't already have it.
And fancy juice!
And mama cookies! With oatmeal, to boost her supply.
And lovely lip balm.
Oooo, and a mango. Yeah, a mango!


Thursday ... Have you got any bottles to return to make the eight bucks? Have you checked in all the coat pockets for moolah? In Canada, with our 1 and 2 dollar coins, I can quite often dig up 10 buck out of last seasons jacket pockets. If not, I hear by give you full and sincere permission to dig the 8 bucks out of the household money, seeing as you need to go as a way of shmoozing for your (soon, I hope!) upcoming job. Which, by the way, sounds very cool.

As for being sick ... I have NEVER been so sick in all my life as I have been since Mé was born. It's ridiculous! Even when I worked with kids, I managed to stay healthy. But not any more. We are sick often, with colds, snotty noses ... and we've all had that nasty bug. Healing vibes to everyone dealing with the sickies ...
post #1042 of 1064
in fl you can't return bottles and cans unless you go across town, and then it is by weight so you need buttloads of metal. dh is a plumber and every once in awhile he turns in old copper. i have decided i am going to go..if it doesn't interfere w/ jewel's girl scout cookie booth and the babe is better. (102.4 fever and lethargic right now).

talked to dh, he says hold off on settleing for publix b/c he thinks an upswing is coming. his solar licsesing is coming soon, and once that's in the company (his mom is the financial backer) is going to start marketing.

i was just talking to my mom about the sickness. it seems like there is a lot more of it this year...among EVERYONE all across the country and from all walks of life.
post #1043 of 1064
Sorry things are so hard Thursday! I hope you can find that $8 somewhere, and I hope you all feel better soon.

Here we have snow, snow, snow, and more snow! We had a couple feet, then went camping (which was really fun - we caught the calm between the storms), and now it's been blizzarding for two days on top of it all! The power's been out since yesterday afternoon, and we can barely even take Katmai outdoors, because of the cold wind and howling snow in his face. (and we take him out in quite a bit of weather!) Luckily the woodstove keeps us warm enough. No one can get in or out of town, my mother-in-law's van is buried with just one inch of roof showing, but they still have school going here. We just now ventured out a 5 minute walk to a neighbor's with a generator to catch up on a bit of work. Probably the most impressive blizzard I've ever seen, though it doesn't really make news when this kind of thing happens in Alaska.
post #1044 of 1064
Courtney - I'm so sorry you're having such a tough time right now. I also give you permission to go to the benefit party, consider it necessary job training I hope things get better for you soon, I'll keep you in my thoughts.

Oh, and I also think the breakfast club thing is an awesome idea! I would love something like that!

Nilla - My first thoughts were of something warm and filling and comfy - like pot pie or shepherd's pie (and I would do them vegetarian ) But I also like the idea of a snack tray, or maybe a basket filled with all sorts of snacks: fruits, veggies, muffins, etc.

to those who are sick. We've also had a rough winter. But we've been doing better recently (with the exception of last weeks stomach bug - which Royce never got ) Hope everyone starts to feel better now that spring is coming

Although it sounds like it's not coming yet for you Alaskan Mamas!
post #1045 of 1064
All that snow! I am so glad it's not here, we've had enough snow this winter! Actually, we've been sitting pretty the last few days with temps in the 50s-60s. I took all the kiddos outside in the yard yesterday, first time in a while (us Missouri people aren't used to getting out in all that snow and yucky weather). It was great! The sun was out and they all had fun just running around in the yard and visiting with the neighbor's dog. I envision many days out there this spring and summer!

I'm helping plan a baby shower for a friend of mine. We're doing it next month. I'm thinking of having everyone sign up to bring them a meal in the couple weeks after the baby is born. I figure that way, they don't have to cook and we don't all bombard them with visitors at the same time. It can be more spread out with one family at a time coming over with dinner.
post #1046 of 1064
Thanks for the ideas ladies.
I've baked oatmeal, banana, chocolate chip muffins and sundried tomato basil bread. I'm making chili stuffed full of goodness (chili is her fave) and a freezer ready lasagna. I'm going to get a fruit basket together. That seems to be a popular one. I even have 2 mango's on my counter so I can send one her way not sure if she likes mango but you were very emphatic about it starling .
I'm still feeling drained from the mastitis so I think I will go lie down for 1/2hr before starting the chili.
post #1047 of 1064
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Originally Posted by Nillarilla View Post
Thanks for the ideas ladies.
I've baked oatmeal, banana, chocolate chip muffins and sundried tomato basil bread. I'm making chili stuffed full of goodness (chili is her fave) and a freezer ready lasagna. I'm going to get a fruit basket together. That seems to be a popular one. I even have 2 mango's on my counter so I can send one her way not sure if she likes mango but you were very emphatic about it starling .
I'm still feeling drained from the mastitis so I think I will go lie down for 1/2hr before starting the chili.
Wow, Nilla ... what a haul! You rock! You accomplished all that AND you're dealing with nasty-itis? I need to come tap your veins for some of your energy.

And yes, mango is essential ... a mouthful of sunshine and happiness!
post #1048 of 1064
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Originally Posted by Mal85 View Post
I'm helping plan a baby shower for a friend of mine. We're doing it next month. I'm thinking of having everyone sign up to bring them a meal in the couple weeks after the baby is born. I figure that way, they don't have to cook and we don't all bombard them with visitors at the same time. It can be more spread out with one family at a time coming over with dinner.
Great idea!
post #1049 of 1064
it is a good idea mal. i did it for my friends. unfortunately the people who signed up didn't come through...and hardly anyone signed up. some just came over and brought food though. they didn't want to be put on a schedule i guess.
post #1050 of 1064
Mal: I had friends do it for me when Fiona was born. My friend who organized it though is a bit flaky and didn't call the other people to start bringing food until she was over a month old! I thought it was weird and I felt awkward asking about it. Once it did start it was nice though. They brought food twice a week so we weren't bombarded with it but knew that dinner was covered those two nights.

I meant to tell you guys that I ended up bringing Fiona in for a weight check last week. Her weight was up 7 ounces in a month, enough that our Dr said she could just wait to see her at her 18 month appointment. She was just under 17 pounds. Adding those extra fats that you all suggested did the trick!

Oh and as for lopsided boobs... me too! My left boob is way bigger. Will it always be this way?! lol! Just loke my stretch marks will remind me of my pregnancy, my lopsided boobs will remind me of breastfeeding. I wonder what they would say if I ever went to get fitted for a bra?!
post #1051 of 1064
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Originally Posted by AKislandgirl View Post
Oh and as for lopsided boobs... me too! My left boob is way bigger.
I could take you out with my left boob, while you wouldn't even notice that there is a right one! Seriously, we call my left boob "Parton" (Dolly Parton) and my right one "Swank" (Hilary Swank).
DD has pretty much exclusively nursed on the left side since birth, and not for lack of me trying e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g in the book to even her/them out.
post #1052 of 1064
LOL Starling! I am a left boob girl too. Much bigger than my right. And mine were exactly the same size before nursing.

For those of you who's little ones take 1 nap/day now, what time do you put them down? I am confused as to when it should be. Makenna will go down b/w 10 and 11 but I am thinking maybe it should be later to help her last through the day better? Today playgroup got moved to a wierd time so I kept her up until 12:15. She was fine at playgroup but cranky in the car on the way home. The past 3 days she has gone down around 10:30 or 11 and woken up after 1/2 hour and wouldn't go down in her crib again...so all 3 days ended up sleeping on me for 2 hours. I'm curious if she'll sleep longer in her crib today since she was more tired when she went down?

Cindy
post #1053 of 1064
I guess I balance you guys out then - it's my right boob that's the big one. Glad to hear I'm not the only lopsided one.

Our blizzard has subsided some, and we dug my mother-in-law's van out of the snowdrift that had entirely buried it. The power's back on, and it was nice to get out for a little walk today after being cooped up for a few days. Though it's still off and on blowing and snowing, and Katmai doesn't really like snow blowing in his face. Nothing like near zero degrees F and blizzard weather to make it feel like spring is nearly here! Perhaps it will be a good thing after all to take a book tour road trip. I can show Katmai what ground is, and grass, and maybe even a flower or two if we're lucky...

Katmai's kind of in between one and two naps. When he does take just one, he goes down around 12 or 1 PM and sleeps for around 2.5 hours. At night he sleeps from around 9 to 9.
post #1054 of 1064
mine are pretty even now. somehow it has turned out that my left boob is home boob and the right one is the while we are out boob.

swank and parton, i love it.

a lot of babies drop to 1 nap around now. must get off junes is not happy i am on. (oh her fever hit 103.8 today and i caved and gave tylenol, just too high for me. it's been two days and a night now with a fever of 102 and up/.
post #1055 of 1064
I'm pretty even, my left is slightly bigger but not really noticeable.

And, Starling - I love the nicknames

Thursday - Poor Juniper, I hope she feels better soon

Cindy - Royce has only had one nap for a while, a few months I think. He usually goes down around 12 and sleeps for 2 hours. If we're out of the house it can get pushed back to 1, and if he's up earlier than normal then his nap will be earlier. He goes to bed usually around 8-9pm (but sometimes stays up late) and sleeps until around 8am, sometimes 9am. Last night he went to bed at around 7:30 and was up around 7am and still managed to last until 1pm for his nap today, but we were out at playgroup and he was definitely getting cranky around 12.
post #1056 of 1064
We're working our way towards 1 nap a day. I'm trying to hold off for warmer weather so we can spend the morning playing outside, come in for lunch, then lay down for naps. I'm also trying to get the 3 month old I keep on a more regular napping schedule so I can comfortably lay him down and take the monitor outside with us in the morning.

My almost-12 year old niece is going to be coming here a couple days a week this summer to learn the ins and outs of baby sitting. She wants to start baby sitting for money and knows how to play with the kids, but needs to learn things like changing diapers, feeding bottles, rocking to sleep, etc. So, she's going to come be my little helper. And, boy do I have plans for her while she's here! It'll be great to have an extra set of hands to help out. I may not want to send her home!

Anyone thinking about Easter? I just realized how close it is. We did a basket last year with eggs, candy, and small gifts. But she was so young, DH and I shared the candy and her gifts were easy (some babylegs and an amber necklace). Not sure what to put in her basket this year... I thought about some little gardening tools since we'll be starting the garden soon, but I'm not sure if she's old enough to enjoy those yet. I imagine she could at least come dig in the dirt with them this summer. Any ideas?
post #1057 of 1064
We've been doing one nap most days for a while now. Sometimes I can get two in if I don't have other kids here. She usually naps from 12:30-3 or 3:30. We can't get her to bed before 9 most nights and sometimes later. She usually wakes up between 7:30 and 8. If she wakes up earlier (like today) she'll be cranky!

Mal, the extra help sounds awesome!

I still have to get an easter basket. I was thinking of a childs size bolga basket. I got her a few egg shakers and will also get the Spring Gerda Muller book. (she got the Winter book in her stocking). I may get a couple of schleich animals too since she has a few that she loves. We are slowly putting together a farm animal collection.

Courtney, is Juniper feeling any better today?
post #1058 of 1064
Well it sounds like we will probably be slowly pushing Makenna's nap later and later. She did ok until noon yesterday but going down later didn't help her sleep any longer. She still only slept 40 minutes. I don't know what is happening. She had been sleeping well over an hour. Putting her down later will free up mornings to go to all the library story times around here that are at 10 or 11..yay!

I'm not doing a basket. It would be pretty much wasted on her and I don't need the candy around. :-)

We're off to the zoo today. Nice sunny day too!

I hope Junes is feeling better!

Cindy
post #1059 of 1064
Coxsackie Virus here! What is up with all this sickness?! And how did I manage to go almost 30 years without ever having it?
post #1060 of 1064
Well the blizzard cleared soon enough for us to get out of town, and Katmai was a perfect traveler on the plane down to Seattle (although his sleeping schedule is all out of whack with the travel and time change). Looking forward to showing him some green plants when he wakes up.
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