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post #141 of 300
We used sposies the first few weeks for both kids when Quinn came home. One less thing to try to accomplish-washing diapers.

Helen If you cant find a recipe that uses fresh strawberries let me know. It's not easy to find. Most use dried or frozen. I can pm you with it.
oh and golf course lot- just a piece of land smack in the middle of our local golf course to build a house on. My hubby bought it with his ex wife and when they divorced she didn't want it. There are 15 or so lots out there, some have houses already most do not. It'll be nice to sell it!
post #142 of 300
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It is hard to watch our kiddos go through anything. Especially pain but for me (croup is one I'm not sure about isn't that one you can get again and again? as in it doesn't gain you immunity to have it?) I feel safer having my kiddos get CP, measles, mumps, etc than mess with vaccines that may not give them immunity in adulthood and have to deal with the scary aspect of them getting it as an adult. Hep B vax I will allow my child to choose once they are old enough to make an informed decision (14-15 yo?) about their sexual activity (not that I want them having sex at 14/15 but if the think that they will be more likely to have sex before marriage then they can be prepared and decide what they think is important.) Flu vaccines in my opinion are just obscene. We're making superbugs by not allowing ourselves to just go through the illness. Yeah it sucks and yes some people may die, but thats better than ending up with a super bug that kills anyone and anything regardless of vaccination status.


So there are no vaccines right now that I plan to run out and have my kids get. If there ever was one to come out that I thought they/we should have I'd be the first one in line. Until that day we'll stay the way we are

Austin seems fine this morning. No fever and no pain. So I'm not sure what it was. I'll see how he does tonight.
Thanks for talking some calm-down sense into me. Sometimes it's hard to see the calmer side of the arguement when the scary is happening. Glad to hear Austin is feeling better!


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Teeny, croup isn't always nothing. Isaac needed a tracheotomy during an attack, without it we'd have lost him. Horrible thing and I'm glad she's OK (For the curious, it's a viral inflammation of the larynx, subsequent attacks tend to be more serious and something like 60% of children who have a croup attack requiring hospitalisation go on to develop asthma.) Next time you talk to your ped, I'd talk about the pneumococcal vaccine. If they suggest nebulising again, ask for the studies to show the benefits: oral steroids (prednisolone) are far more effective.

And no, flu vaccines don't cause antibiotic resistant bacteria, because flu is a virus. Antibiotic abuse causes resistant bacteria (superbugs) but yes, they're nasty.

slgt, I'm not that much of a geek, honest. Rajahkat joined the moms of many thread (which I post on) and StrawberryFields was in a thread about kids with birthdays close together, and mentioned that her new one is due in January. I have a weird memory for people and places and things, sometimes.

OK, crankiness over. My family are bugging me I'm fed up of tidying up after people whose sole ambition is to leave a mess everywhere they go, and I'm fed up of caring.
OMG. A tracheotomy, poor guy. I had no idea anything about the nebulizer and the steroid treatments. It's funny because you go in just hoping for something to work and don't get much time to make a decision about what treatments they're giving you. Fortunately it seems they did work for her. She's still sick, but no where near as bad as she was feeling. She doesn't have the 80tons of phelgm blocking her airways and she isn't constantly crying ow ow ow. the idea of her getting it again is rather unsettling.

I had no idea about the connection between croup and asthma. Makes me wonder about my own chronic nighttime cough in my childhood years and wonder if DD's got any precursors for it.

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We're going to need an octuplets DDC! (where all of the feb 08 mamas can come and play too!)

slgt, awww thanks, that is so true. I know what will be will be, but I stress. I shouldn't, 'cause I bet that it won't help anything. I feel a little slighted I guess. But then I'm being selfish.

Okay croup is whooping cough?
Also I am kinda pissed at my ped, but only 'cause I should really be mad at myself. He doesn't push me to vax, but he is rather persistant, but he will let me go on my own schedule, and we seem to have settled on one shot her well baby visit. So Trixie's had 3 dtaps and 2 Hibs.... her last dtap (and it will be her last one) was on May 27, and she got a fever and still has a GIANT lump in her arm from it. GRRRR! She had one before and he confirmed that it's not normal, not bad, but not normal. But it's still there, and there's still a shadow of an ugly bruise. I just don't want to do any more. I argue and argue with DH about this. I want her to get natural immunities, but he thinks vaxes are safer, blah blah blah. Luckily I take her to the peds, if he did, he would catch her up on everything all at once. (then I would kick his ass!) I am so worried about a serious reaction (oddly though I don't believe there is a link to autisim, I don't want to argue, it's just the result of me doing a lot of reading) So here we are, done with the 2 sets I've started and now I know he'll want more, and hearing that people have caught stuff just from people who've vaxed just seems wrong. sigh.

Okay I know I just opened a can of worms... sorry all!
Dea, I'm with you. I think sometimes I should, sometimes I shouldn't, but that most of it's confusing at best and there isn't a whole lot of middle ground information. It seems like alot of our DDCers are somewhere in between. The ER doc told us we needed to vax her because she could get some of those "really nasty bugs" like measels. I always thought measles was a chicken pox sort of disease, miserable, but not lethal unless there are other health conditions. :

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I have been MIA for a while....
and so much is going on.

Teeny, I hope Nara is feeling better. Hillel had croup a while ago. It was very scary and difficult to see him struggling to breath like that. We did take him in for the ped to check him over - and he prescribe steroids which had me a little curious. I have to admit I am not a fan of giving kids such strong medication unless they really need it. Hillel's croup was mild enough that I did not see his nostrils flaring or serious signs of lack of air getting into his lungs (retractions between his ribs or at the base of his neck between the collar bones, blue lips). He just made an awful noise breathing and it was worse if he was upset - so keeping him calm and happy was essential. Which meant I needed to be calm.
Anyway, I decided not to give the steroids as soon as I read Sears who says that the 2nd and 3rd night are always the worst. I wanted to see if he would get better without any drugs, always alert to how much he was struggling to breath should we need to go to the ER.
So, in our case, it was pretty much over after the 3rd night and was all about gone after a week. When it was really acute it helped to have a steamy bath and then go out for a walk in a sling. He just wanted to be suggled and loved and the cool night air seemed to help in contrast to the warm steamy air in the bath.

There is no vax for croup. It is a viral infection, leading some pedi's to recommend the flu vax as a preventative measure, but I remember not being convinced that this would indeed do anything. I can't remember finding any studies to back this up, with it rather being a pet theory of some doctors.... It is not in any way connected to whooping cough, even though some doctors do get them confused. Whooping cough is caused by a bacteria and the cause of the whoop is a toxin that aggravates the bronchi released by the bacteria. There are antibiotics available for whooping cough if you catch it in time, to treat the bacteria. But once the toxins are released/you are coughing, the antibiotics won't help. I have read that high doses of vit C can make whooping cough less severe... although I am still not sure how I will treat it when Hillel comes down with it.

Oh, I've said this before here I think, but I don't medicate Hillel's fever (to date he has only had one high one of about 39.5 - 40 celcius - it too stressful measuring it, but he was hot.) he settled on my breast so I was happy not giving anything. If he had been really uncomfortable I would have medicated him to sooth him, but I am not a fan of medicating fevers down - they are doing a job and there is no evidence that medicating fevers prevents febrile seizures, which is a concern when fevers suddenly spike.

Otherwise - we are well. Enjoying the summer here. I am chugging away at becoming a LLL leader and Adi is looking for a new job.... we might find ourselves in the UK, or even the US : We'll see though. For now things are actually good here. The family are all under control and Adi is being a star keeping his mother in check

Oh, and I am getting into making chicken soup stocks and am even trying my hand at kefir..... getting probiotics and minerals into my system has become a priority. And I am jumping back inot the no sugar thing. South Africa ruined my no sugar rule with far too many tempting and delicous treats - and hence a subsequent weight gain.... Rynna, how is your atkins going?

Dea -

Hmmmmm, I think I've said enough for today
Maybe I ought to have bought that Sears book. I think I need to do more research on childhood diseases. I didn't see any retraction on her ribs, but the choking on her own gunk made me worried enough.

How exciting to become a LLL leader! Good for you! Great to see you making chicken stocks and kefir! I love making stock. I'm not the best at kefir - well I can make it, but then I don't know what to do with it. heh. NO sugar is a hard thing to do, but I figure better to strive for no sugar than to just sugar up willy-nilly!

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Teeny, how terrifying! I remember how scared we were taking Robin to the ER for pneumonia at 13 months. I felt so confused about vax, too, since we did get her the Pc vaccine and yet here we were with pneumonia (I know pneumonia is caused by lots of stuff). There's just no way we can protect our kids from every bug out there, whether we vax completely or partially or not at all.

FWIW I vax on a delayed/selective schedule and increasingly feel like that's the right thing for our family do. I don't regret any of the vaccines I've had Robin receive, and I still feel pretty strongly that some aren't necessary at this age (STD related ones, and we don't do the flu shot because we tend to get sick from them). Thank goodness we're moving out of the stage where they want you to do 5 shots per visit -- it's much easier to time/space out shots when we aren't dealing with a bunch. Our ped has been nice about it but some friends who also see him say they've been getting flak as of late -- so I wonder what will happen when we go to see him in June. I'm now comfortable enough with what we're doing to say "um, no, we're going to do it my way" without fear.

So far week 8 of this pregnancy has been good to me... I only feel really shitty in the evening, and I take a unisom then and it knocks it out. I'm counting down to the end of the first tri : slowest thing EVER!!! Only one more month...
I"m so glad to hear you're feeling good this pregnancy.


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I love snappis and prefolds. I love getting them on right and just marveling at how a rectangular chunk of diaper makes the perfect diaper!
(I over think EVERYTHING!)
OH yeah, I love them too! It's one of those wierd things my mom and I have bonded on (since I'm the only one who's done cloth). Granted we use mostly OS pockets now, but I do bust out the occasional flat and cover, because the simplicity of it is amazing!

This weekend was certainly a tiresome one. Nara slept alot, cried alot, nursed alot, therefore I did much of the same. Heh. (Well, I didn't cry so much as I was whiny and cranky, and I got less sleep than I wanted.) DH and I did have a nice time at my cousin's wedding, so that was nice. Nara was in the capable hands of our neighbors whom she loves. Thanks all for well wishes for Nara. She's doing better, but still coughs a bit and is snotty and hoarse. She's got her appetite back, thankfully. But I reckon she will be nursing frequently for a good while yet.

Does anyone feel comfortable sharing their vax schedule? I"m starting to really settle out what to get for her and I just don't know. There was a local pox party this past week, but with Nara's croup I wasn't going to push it. DH's never had chicken pox, so I"m wondering about it from that angle too. DD has had one round of a few vaxes, but that was at 7 months old or something.

WRT talking - this girl is a talker, for sure. Not sure how many words because I've never counted them. She signs some, but she's got enough spoken words, she only seems to sign "thank you" and never say it though, funny that. Her new thing is "niiiiiiiiice" for whenever Gramma gets her a new outfit or has knitted her something new. Sometimes if she says "really niiiiiice." She also will pick up a book, and flip through pages saying nonsense syllables in a tone as if she were reading a story. It's terribly cute.
post #143 of 300
Dea, that Dooce entry pissed me off, too. I'm sure she's getting an earful from UCers everywhere about her total ignorance on this issue. It also bugged me how she talked about how she HAS to have cervical checks that she hates with her OB -- I didn't have my cervix checked until I'd been in labor for hours! Anyway, I'm kind of avoiding her blog until after the birth.

Sigh. I just realized dd has been very quiet... TOO quiet... for a few minutes now. And I peeked behind the couch and see that she has unraveled and completely entangled herself in a ball of yarn I bought since I'm learning to knit. Silly girl!!
post #144 of 300
Dea, . I'm with Helen; Chocolate may well help, but crazy people are impossible to deal with even when you're not pregnant. And yes, tHRH has a Facebook page now and posts hilarious little *blushes* to my status messages a lot. He's so cute. Eventually I'll find my camera and take some pictures of him and his 70's hair.

I'm having a bit of a spacey time because my period showed up Friday night. Now it's not that tHRH minds (he doesn't at all, because he's made of Awesomesauce), it's just that it's quite a bit early. I mean it would have been a week early *anyway*, but tossed in with the fact that my period was late showing up this month I've only had a 17-day cycle. That's short even for me. I'm wondering what went down and it's messing with my head. : Freakalacious. But I'm definately not pregnant AND I found a whole bunch of *adorable* teeny tiny covers. I'm going to email the woman to whom I passed the diapers first.

I ought to blog, but I'm feeling too lazy. I really want to curl up and cry, but I have Grownup Crap to deal with today. Urgh. Up I go.
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The baby slept till 7 a.m. all by her big-girl self:::

(too bad big brother got up at 5:45 a.m.)
Funny that 7AM is luxurious. Hope you get them both that civilized soon! My girls slept to a little after 7 this morning, but I won't brag about it since it was because we all have a head cold. Just mild, but I hate to see my poor babes so run down.

Dea - I love my prefolds too! We use pins though. For a while I was so pleased with myself, thinking that all I needed was some wool covers and I was diapering the way people have been doing it for thousands of years. But then I remembered my washer and dryer. Thank god for a working washer and dryer! (And thank god for PUL covers too! )
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Dea - we cross posted. More 's

Teeny - the Baby Book by Sears has been a fantastic resource for me when I want to read the opinion of a doctor. I don't see eye to eye with him of everything, but I think out of all the books I have on infant health, I have used this one the most. I think it also helps that it is written by a ped, and DH gets very nervous reading things about infant health written by anyone who is not a MD. The Bob Sears Vaccine Book was less of a resource for me, other than what he has managed to look at with aluminium. I recommend a stop by the vaccine board. There are many many delay selective vaxers there who have a variety of schedules they follow, each for their own reasons.

Nara sounds absolutely gorgeous.
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Teeny, we're still figuring out the vax thing. Alex is up to date, Isaac is not and will remain not- because he got very ill- again, heart-stopping, could be dead kind of ill- 48 hours after his DTP, and we've never had an adequate explanation. It wasn't a typical vax reaction, so without the additional understanding he won't be getting any more until he can determine the risk for himself. But yes, in this day and age a night-time cough is generally called asthma I try not to scare people talking about what Isaac's been through, but yeah, he's my hero. He dealt with a lot of scary shit when he was pretty small and kept brave and smiling between it. It was a living nightmare, though. Skye and River have their MMRs and nothing else- there was a near-epidemic in the primary schools that feed the school Steve teaches in, so there was a real possibility of him bringing measles home to them and the risk of not vaxing seemed greater than the risks of. I do believe they work, I am, and will forever, remain on the fence about their safety.

Rynna, given the way you were talking about babies- and the way I talk about babies when I'm fertile and about to do something rash and get myself knocked up- I'm 90% sure you miscarried a fortnight ago In your shoes, I'd get your thermometer out and chart properly for a few months. I might be completely totally and utterly wrong, but it's an explanation that makes more sense than implantation spotting, or ovulation bleeding or any of the other variations on the theme.
Oh, is tHRH the guy with the fairy lights?

Erm, I feel the overwhelming urge to burst multiple bubbles and point out that prefolds are NOT how people have been doing it for thousands of years. Prefolds are how people have been doing it since the sewing machine revolutionised domestic life. FLATS are how people have been doing it for time immemorial And flats are far superior, especially the terry towelling ones.

Flame away, please :

Oh, and River has hit a whole new level of cuteness He's recognisably singing "twinkle, twinkle, little star" and there's enough tune there that you can tell that's what it is Not a LOT of tune, mind you, but enough
post #148 of 300
Yeah, I know flats are closer to history, and my thousands of years of diapering thought was total fantasy. I just liked the thought that I was using generally the same technology and materials as many ancestors before me. I'm not brave enough to try flats. Would probably like them, but my money's in my stash already.

Maybe if there's newborn in my future . . . which is unlikely unless DH wins the lottery.
post #149 of 300
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Dea - we cross posted. More 's

Teeny - the Baby Book by Sears has been a fantastic resource for me when I want to read the opinion of a doctor. I don't see eye to eye with him of everything, but I think out of all the books I have on infant health, I have used this one the most. I think it also helps that it is written by a ped, and DH gets very nervous reading things about infant health written by anyone who is not a MD. The Bob Sears Vaccine Book was less of a resource for me, other than what he has managed to look at with aluminium. I recommend a stop by the vaccine board. There are many many delay selective vaxers there who have a variety of schedules they follow, each for their own reasons.

Nara sounds absolutely gorgeous.
Aww, thank you : I think so, of course, but I"m biased. I wanted to check thatbook out of the library, but it appears someone decided to keep it as it's been "checked out" for a few years.

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Teeny, we're still figuring out the vax thing. Alex is up to date, Isaac is not and will remain not- because he got very ill- again, heart-stopping, could be dead kind of ill- 48 hours after his DTP, and we've never had an adequate explanation. It wasn't a typical vax reaction, so without the additional understanding he won't be getting any more until he can determine the risk for himself. But yes, in this day and age a night-time cough is generally called asthma I try not to scare people talking about what Isaac's been through, but yeah, he's my hero. He dealt with a lot of scary shit when he was pretty small and kept brave and smiling between it. It was a living nightmare, though. Skye and River have their MMRs and nothing else- there was a near-epidemic in the primary schools that feed the school Steve teaches in, so there was a real possibility of him bringing measles home to them and the risk of not vaxing seemed greater than the risks of. I do believe they work, I am, and will forever, remain on the fence about their safety.

Rynna, given the way you were talking about babies- and the way I talk about babies when I'm fertile and about to do something rash and get myself knocked up- I'm 90% sure you miscarried a fortnight ago In your shoes, I'd get your thermometer out and chart properly for a few months. I might be completely totally and utterly wrong, but it's an explanation that makes more sense than implantation spotting, or ovulation bleeding or any of the other variations on the theme.
Oh, is tHRH the guy with the fairy lights?

Erm, I feel the overwhelming urge to burst multiple bubbles and point out that prefolds are NOT how people have been doing it for thousands of years. Prefolds are how people have been doing it since the sewing machine revolutionised domestic life. FLATS are how people have been doing it for time immemorial And flats are far superior, especially the terry towelling ones.

Flame away, please :

Oh, and River has hit a whole new level of cuteness He's recognisably singing "twinkle, twinkle, little star" and there's enough tune there that you can tell that's what it is Not a LOT of tune, mind you, but enough
I guess I will have to just watch little Nara for future lasting coughs. I was never diagnosed with anything, but oh the stories. My older sister used to yell at me nightly because she could never get any sleep.

I have to agree about the flats. I really like them the best - though we mostly use the pockets. I usually just fold the flats and pop them into a bummi type cover and stick them on her. I love how well they dry on the line. They don't even get too stiff.

Awww! I loooove singing babies! Should we get up a Feb 08 DDC baby chorus?

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Yeah, I know flats are closer to history, and my thousands of years of diapering thought was total fantasy. I just liked the thought that I was using generally the same technology and materials as many ancestors before me. I'm not brave enough to try flats. Would probably like them, but my money's in my stash already.

Maybe if there's newborn in my future . . . which is unlikely unless DH wins the lottery.
Flats aren't really as scary as all that. They can be anything from simple to scary, but I have to admit, I like their versatility!
post #150 of 300
Great ladies! First I find out that my SIL's expecting her second babe, and now you guys give me diaper lust as well!

Good thing my IUD will keep me out of trouble until my baby-making mood passes!

PS - I just found out some news. Check my updated siggie! How can that be, they are so different! Cool to know for sure. Now will go and read up on identicals. Never looked into it before because I didn't really believe it. Amazing!
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Oooh! My mum and aunt were identical but went through phases when they looked more alike than others... as adults they apparently looked more alike than ever before. Oh, and when my parents got married my big cousin got absolutely distraught because she thought Uncle Dadie was marrying the wrong lady... mum had a veil, and her twin was her bridesmaid
post #152 of 300
hi mamas!!

the job is keeping me super busy plus my mama was in town for a few days, needless to say i have a ton of catching up to do and no time to do it in!!

so, i love you all! i promise to check back in after the kids go to bed and i get my grad school app started.
post #153 of 300
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But yes, in this day and age a night-time cough is generally called asthma I try not to scare people talking about what Isaac's been through, but yeah, he's my hero. He dealt with a lot of scary shit when he was pretty small and kept brave and smiling between it. It was a living nightmare, though.
I've got to go with Helen on this one. From the way you've described your growing-up coughing, it sounds most assuredly like undiagnosed asthma. Unlike Helen, I do make an effort to scare people... because I've been asthmatic for 20 years and I've got to tell you-- it SUCKS. I mean there's the whole feeling as though you're drowning (because you are, in your own mucous) as well as the *pain* which nobody ever seems to talk about. It HURTS, not only to cough but when your lungs and diaphragm are working and trying to pull that air in... it's just so painful. I can't bear to watch my kids go through that. Some poeple are lucky and just have the cough every now and then, but the air these days... kids are likely to be worse off than their parents. I've hopped on the allopath train for this ride.

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Rynna, given the way you were talking about babies- and the way I talk about babies when I'm fertile and about to do something rash and get myself knocked up- I'm 90% sure you miscarried a fortnight ago In your shoes, I'd get your thermometer out and chart properly for a few months. I might be completely totally and utterly wrong, but it's an explanation that makes more sense than implantation spotting, or ovulation bleeding or any of the other variations on the theme.
Oh, is tHRH the guy with the fairy lights?
Actually, I'm pretty sure I'm miscarrying now, only it'd be the product of a non-viable fertilization. The timing would actually be dead on, as I'm pretty damned sure I ovulated late Monday/early Tuesday and I started bleeding Friday night with more pain than I'm accustomed to. I'm also bleeding very heavily for a 17-day cycle, I mean it's rather insane. It was my mother's first thought as well as Mike's and tHRH's, so... yeah. Want to know the really crazy part? I was seriously relieved, because if I had conceived a viable little person, life would be exponentially more complicated than it is now. In any case, it's changed my perspective on things a fair bit, and it kind of forced another fertility conversation with tHRH.

He's unbelievably wonderful about everything, have I mentioned? The two of us are very well sorted, for the time being. Things may change in the event that he decides he wants a biological child, but it's all good. He's so amazing. Have I mentioned I'm in love? I'm in love! : And yes, he's the one with the fairy lights. When I find my camera I'll take more pictures, I promise. Whether or not he lets me post them is another story.


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FLATS are how people have been doing it for time immemorial And flats are far superior, especially the terry towelling ones.

Flame away, please :
Helen, I'm astounded at you! Everyone knows that hemp jersey is the best material for flats.

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Yeah, I know flats are closer to history, and my thousands of years of diapering thought was total fantasy. I just liked the thought that I was using generally the same technology and materials as many ancestors before me. I'm not brave enough to try flats. Would probably like them, but my money's in my stash already.
Flats are *dirt cheap*. You pull out those flannel shirts we all wore back in the 90's or, if you're feeling REALLY industrious, old towels & flannel sheets from the thrift shop. Cut them into fairly large squares and/or rectangles, and start practicing your large-scale origami.
post #154 of 300
Terry towelling = sea defences. The loops catch the poo and stop it escaping at the waistband. Try it, it works Plus there's a larger surface area making it both more absorbent and quicker to dry relative to weight. I'm talking specifically about newborns and EBF babes here, though.
Sorry about the babe. I'm not convinced by your explanation (cos it takes 7-10 days to implant) but either way, have a hug AND another one Have you ever miscarried before? I've always found that the period after was unbelievably heavy. And yes, I think that big scary talks about contraception are in your near future.

Carrie Glad that work's going well. Grad school? Have we decided that sleep is over-rated, then?

I have a summer cold and I feel like poo I want to go back to bed and sleep.
post #155 of 300
Carrie - sounds crazy busy your side. Are you enjoying your new job?

Helen - I hope you are feeling better - how yukky to have a cold. What happened with your strawberry bread?
I did not realise how many mama's here are doing CD. I need to get back in gear. I have been using ecological disposables : MY MEOS were just not working past about 9 months when he started to wee a LOT - and I did not feel like I could invest in a whole other range of cloth daipers Any tips?)

Well, the sun beckons us out to play in the paddling pool

to all the mama's
post #156 of 300
Ah... well, it happened. I knew it would, only a matter of time, but at least it wasn't the worst that could have happened. Because of me... my daughter has...






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uttered her first cuss word. At least it wasn't the F-bomb... But as I tried to stop the tumbling dishes from falling onto the stove while I was cooking, I said it. And she, in all her parroting ability said "$#!+" (with the appropriate -eating grin right afterward). But on the upside, it wasn't the f-bomb and it wasn't her very first word, but it's far earlier than the others said it.
post #157 of 300
Erm, my strawberries went mouldy in the fridge whilst I glued myself to the sofa with the cold : They only cost me 20p, though, so I don't feel that guilty.
I love Fuzzis, I really do. We got some pocket trainers for Skye, found them fairly easy to use and decided to give pockets a try with River. It's worth the money, honestly, and you can resell your MEOS. Or boost them. Either would work.

eta: Teeny : Blimey, that's advanced! At least it's in context, though...
post #158 of 300
Bear's only said that one twice. BeanBean said it when he was about nine months old, so don't feel too badly. (I laughed instead of feeling guilty and blushing right away, too-- how's *that* for awful? : ) Have I ever mentioned that I swear like a sailor? Actually, I've met several sailors and I swear more than all of them combined... :

Today is tHRH's birthday. He's thirty-five, and I'm running away from home to celebrate with him. Yeah. There you have it-- I'm completely obsessed like a 12 year old girl with Twighlight (my niece has been pestering me to read it ). What can I do? I adore being adored, I love being in love, and I've recently come to the conclusion that I've never actually done either before. THRH was so funny about it. "This is love," he said. "This is why they wrote all those ridiculous songs." Oooh, I see now. Yeah, I get it. All of those ridiculously sappy songs on the radio? They make me giggle like a seventh grader reading the dirty part of a novel in class while the teacher thinks I'm doing my homework.

In any case, I'll round the day out by finding Bella some school stuff to do. She's getting really weird about it; I think their brains start to ferment if they don't have work to do. Anyway, that'll make me feel less guilty about running off to play with my beloved redhead instead of playing indoors with the kids (because it's going to rain today). Hm. I should get moving.
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Bear's only said that one twice. BeanBean said it when he was about nine months old, so don't feel too badly. (I laughed instead of feeling guilty and blushing right away, too-- how's *that* for awful? : ) Have I ever mentioned that I swear like a sailor? Actually, I've met several sailors and I swear more than all of them combined... :

Today is tHRH's birthday. He's thirty-five, and I'm running away from home to celebrate with him. Yeah. There you have it-- I'm completely obsessed like a 12 year old girl with Twighlight (my niece has been pestering me to read it ). What can I do? I adore being adored, I love being in love, and I've recently come to the conclusion that I've never actually done either before. THRH was so funny about it. "This is love," he said. "This is why they wrote all those ridiculous songs." Oooh, I see now. Yeah, I get it. All of those ridiculously sappy songs on the radio? They make me giggle like a seventh grader reading the dirty part of a novel in class while the teacher thinks I'm doing my homework.

In any case, I'll round the day out by finding Bella some school stuff to do. She's getting really weird about it; I think their brains start to ferment if they don't have work to do. Anyway, that'll make me feel less guilty about running off to play with my beloved redhead instead of playing indoors with the kids (because it's going to rain today). Hm. I should get moving.
Happy Birthday to tHRH

I agree with your niece that you simply must read Twilight. The movie didn't do the book justice and I suspect the movie coming in November won't come close enough either.

I was in bad shape yesterday... I posted in the Feb. 2010 DDC symptom thread how I was feeling and it wasn't pretty. I'm a bit better today, but I just don't know how I'm going to make it through this pregnancy like this.

If you'd like to read it (posts on page 8 and 9)

Mental Breakdown
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I've got to go with Helen on this one. From the way you've described your growing-up coughing, it sounds most assuredly like undiagnosed asthma. Unlike Helen, I do make an effort to scare people... because I've been asthmatic for 20 years and I've got to tell you-- it SUCKS. I mean there's the whole feeling as though you're drowning (because you are, in your own mucous) as well as the *pain* which nobody ever seems to talk about. It HURTS, not only to cough but when your lungs and diaphragm are working and trying to pull that air in... it's just so painful. I can't bear to watch my kids go through that. Some poeple are lucky and just have the cough every now and then, but the air these days... kids are likely to be worse off than their parents. I've hopped on the allopath train for this ride.



Actually, I'm pretty sure I'm miscarrying now, only it'd be the product of a non-viable fertilization. The timing would actually be dead on, as I'm pretty damned sure I ovulated late Monday/early Tuesday and I started bleeding Friday night with more pain than I'm accustomed to. I'm also bleeding very heavily for a 17-day cycle, I mean it's rather insane. It was my mother's first thought as well as Mike's and tHRH's, so... yeah. Want to know the really crazy part? I was seriously relieved, because if I had conceived a viable little person, life would be exponentially more complicated than it is now. In any case, it's changed my perspective on things a fair bit, and it kind of forced another fertility conversation with tHRH.

He's unbelievably wonderful about everything, have I mentioned? The two of us are very well sorted, for the time being. Things may change in the event that he decides he wants a biological child, but it's all good. He's so amazing. Have I mentioned I'm in love? I'm in love! : And yes, he's the one with the fairy lights. When I find my camera I'll take more pictures, I promise. Whether or not he lets me post them is another story.

First off, Rynna Even though you're relieved, miscarrying's still a tough go.

On another note, does asthma run in families? I wonder if it's something I will have to keep watchful for with Nara. Off to do some research.


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hi mamas!!

the job is keeping me super busy plus my mama was in town for a few days, needless to say i have a ton of catching up to do and no time to do it in!!

so, i love you all! i promise to check back in after the kids go to bed and i get my grad school app started.
Carrie, you're so busy these days! Good for you! We're thinking of you and of course will be glad for an update when you have time.

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Great ladies! First I find out that my SIL's expecting her second babe, and now you guys give me diaper lust as well!

Good thing my IUD will keep me out of trouble until my baby-making mood passes!

PS - I just found out some news. Check my updated siggie! How can that be, they are so different! Cool to know for sure. Now will go and read up on identicals. Never looked into it before because I didn't really believe it. Amazing!
Oh congrats on soon-to-be-auntie-ism again. How cool that the girls are identical! That's wild. What does "MZ" stand for?


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Bear's only said that one twice. BeanBean said it when he was about nine months old, so don't feel too badly. (I laughed instead of feeling guilty and blushing right away, too-- how's *that* for awful? : ) Have I ever mentioned that I swear like a sailor? Actually, I've met several sailors and I swear more than all of them combined... :
I cuss like a sailor too. Actually I've been alot better about it in the past few years, but I still cuss more than most people, and surely more than most women I know. All the men at work (construction) always apologize to me, and then I have to tell them my BIL used to call me "Popeye" because I cuss like a sailor. Well I'm glad I don't have the only cussing kid. DH says I'm 3 for 3 with the youngest. I didn't realize I started DSS on his road to cussing. Sheesh.

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Happy Birthday to tHRH

I agree with your niece that you simply must read Twilight. The movie didn't do the book justice and I suspect the movie coming in November won't come close enough either.

I was in bad shape yesterday... I posted in the Feb. 2010 DDC symptom thread how I was feeling and it wasn't pretty. I'm a bit better today, but I just don't know how I'm going to make it through this pregnancy like this.

If you'd like to read it (posts on page 8 and 9)

Mental Breakdown
I'm sorry it's so rough, Sarah. If you lived nearby I'd have you over for tea and some quiet time. Thinking of you.
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