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post #41 of 90
Julian's hair is growing back in. He just lost it on top, kept the side burns and all the rest.


I ended up in the ER today. My family is having a rough time this year with injuries/illnesses. This is my THIRD foot injury this year! I broke a small bone in my foot while still pg with Julian, the day after he was born I whacked the other one on something and limped around the next 6 weeks. I didn't even bother getting that one x-rayed. This time I sliced my toe open after I tripped over a bag of trash in the garage. The ER doc said I was the first woman she had stitched up in the ER while bfing and texting, I'm talented at multi tasking now. I think I am going to give up on walking, apparently it is too dangerous for me. Now I just have to figure out how to heck to entertain children since I can't chase after them or take them to the pool since I can't get my foot wet. :
post #42 of 90
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MI_Dawn---Remembering William today at 3 months.
I second this one...and am praying you get some answers from your blood tests tomorrow!

Real quickly...havn't read all the posts.

Nancy: the pool sounds nice, I may need to get a little one for us, right now P is using the sprinkler.

Peony: sorry about the foot I bet it's hard to be injured and be mom! , my mom just called and she broke her elbow will have to have surgery either to get a pin in it or to remove some bone...she fell at work

Lindsay: love hearing your good news and seeing those baby pics here and on FB

Okay well N does have thrush...I did a bakingsoda/water wash in her mouth tonight I hope it helps...she doesn't seemed bothered by it. I think I'm doomed to deal with yeast for the RESt of my life...well after I'm done nursing (probably 3 years) I will go to get testing done and see what the deal is with this stuff! So now I"m washing everything in vinegar and doing my whole regime again UGH! Could be worse...

We are watching our old dog( my brother has her now) for the weekend we'll see how this goes with 2 kids and a dog...she's a lab though she's calmed down alot over the last few years!

Wrote about my MW appt in my blog...felt good to get it out, I had no idea I was so angry at myself...funny how things come out when you just write and write and write...

Was debating between homeschool and montessori this week, as some of you know, finally decided I can't make that decision in the midst of post partum emotions...so will decline this year and decide when she's 5 what to do...we are starting a homeschool co op preschool type with friends this year so will see how that goes too. Parenting is HARD! Thankfully the Love and Logic crackdown has really helped P and I.
post #43 of 90
Yay! Zack's third consecutive night of sleep lasting six hours or more before needing food. And he'll go back to sleep when he's done gulping.

GAK (gulping at keyboard)
post #44 of 90
I am an aunt for the first time! :My sis had her lo last night- Jackson weighing 6 lbs 8 oz. @ 40.4 wks have yet to talk to or see them will be trying to get a hold of her today. Actually stalking her now that I know where she is and that she's stuck in the hospital for a day. (have been calling her since Jan and not had one call returned) I know from my stepdad she was having areally hard time w/the weight gain and how she looked during pg (has had issues w/eating disorders all her life) I am glad she's done and maybe will be more open to talking to people. Really want to be there and help out as much as I can...I love my sister. This is her first and she's done so much for me in the past I want to share my experience w/her. I think this will probably be her one and only child.

Any suggestions? I don't know what her child raising views are/will be (bfing, cding, circ) since she shut us out so I don't even know how I'll be able other than maybe just being there if she calls. She made a comment at x-mas about if she couldn't do it (mothering) would I take it- so i know she has a lot of fear. I guess I am feeling scared for her. I remember how scared I was when my first came...
post #45 of 90
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I am an aunt for the first time! :My sis had her lo last night- Jackson weighing 6 lbs 8 oz. @ 40.4 wks have yet to talk to or see them will be trying to get a hold of her today. Actually stalking her now that I know where she is and that she's stuck in the hospital for a day. (have been calling her since Jan and not had one call returned) I know from my stepdad she was having areally hard time w/the weight gain and how she looked during pg (has had issues w/eating disorders all her life) I am glad she's done and maybe will be more open to talking to people. Really want to be there and help out as much as I can...I love my sister. This is her first and she's done so much for me in the past I want to share my experience w/her. I think this will probably be her one and only child.

Any suggestions? I don't know what her child raising views are/will be (bfing, cding, circ) since she shut us out so I don't even know how I'll be able other than maybe just being there if she calls. She made a comment at x-mas about if she couldn't do it (mothering) would I take it- so i know she has a lot of fear. I guess I am feeling scared for her. I remember how scared I was when my first came...
Happy Aunt DAY! Sorry about the situation with your sis, I have issues with my older sis too as most of you know. Do you think sending her the "mothering magazine" could be a way to get some good info to her if she doesn't connect with you and also letting her know about these forums? I just got my first 2 issues yesterday and it makes me feel like I'm on the DDC when I read it, alot of great info but of course could NEVER replace all my friendships here!
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Yay! Zack's third consecutive night of sleep lasting six hours or more before needing food. And he'll go back to sleep when he's done gulping.

GAK (gulping at keyboard)
It's nice when they sleep that long...then hard when they pick a night to wake every 2 hours...this was our last night!

I'm tired...N was WIDE awake at 6...now she sleeping, do I shower and get on with my day or take her to bed with me and doze till P is tired of watching cartoons??? hmmmmm.

I have to call the montessori school and tell them I changed my mind...I'm stalling I hate doing that stuff, the lady is not going to be happy about it Im sure.
post #46 of 90
shots today
official stats to follow
i can't wait to see how TREMENDOUS my monster is, officially
i hope he doesn't have a bad reaction to stuff... bleh.
post #47 of 90
Nancy, good luck today, I can't wait to see how big Z is too! It seems like you & I have the behemoth boy babies (that's what I call Ramsay)

Shine, I know how you feel about the phone call. Its awesome that you came to a decision about school. I have no peace about the decision I've come to to put my 6 yr old in mainstream K after a year of unschooling, but its been challenging at home and he may thrive with other kids.

Fairymom, congrats on your nephew! I guess no matter what her views are, just do your thing & maybe she will see your example. You sound like a great mama and hopefully you two will get closer thru motherhood.

Peony, I love the image of you texting & nursing in the ER! I'm sorry you got hurt though.

momma2be, That is funny about the hickey! I've totally been there, been in the shower like, WTH is this? :

Lindsay, I love seeng pics of Sophia! She looks so good and is just so cute! I am praying that she comes home soon

My boys are keeping me busy, I am finding myself looking forward to the evenings when I have a husband and can sit on the deck with a glass of wine and hang with Ramsay. He still eats almost constantly when awake, smiles, but doesnt laugh yet. He is not a fan of babywearing at home, but I give him no choice when we're out & is fine if we're moving. I never had a baby like him, its like he wants to hurry up & be 5 so he can play with everyone.
post #48 of 90
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Okay well N does have thrush...I did a bakingsoda/water wash in her mouth tonight I hope it helps...she doesn't seemed bothered by it. I think I'm doomed to deal with yeast for the RESt of my life...well after I'm done nursing (probably 3 years) I will go to get testing done and see what the deal is with this stuff! So now I"m washing everything in vinegar and doing my whole regime again UGH! Could be worse...
Shine: This get discussed a lot on the local natural parenting yahoo group I am part of. People swear that "colloidial silver" works wonders and some of the MWs/LCs say that they are seeing baking soda work less often with the strains of yeast they are encountering. I dunno. If the situation persists I am happy to look in the archives there and forward the treatment protocols people have used with success. I've never (so far) had to deal with thrush but it sounds icky, good luck!

Peony: UGH! I am so sorry about repeated injuries. Bad luck comes all at once sometimes. I had a moment when pregnant where everything bad seemed to be happening all at once.

We have our lovely 12.5-year-old friend Leah visiting. She comes every summer. She is here for 2 weeks. Its killing my son to have to wait for her to get up though, he keeps saying, "she's been sleeping for a looooong time already, can I go wake her up?" Anyway, the plan is to go to the big lovely new neighborhood library at 9:30 when it opens, and she and DS will play in the huge playgrounds out front, then go to the library, and then we'll all have a picnic lunch and head home- and I will read/work inside while they are busy. Going to be my first real try and getting back to my work, I hope it goes well. If I could get a few hours to work most days of the week, it would be great.
post #49 of 90
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Originally Posted by fairymom View Post
I am an aunt for the first time! :My sis had her lo last night- Jackson weighing 6 lbs 8 oz. @ 40.4 wks have yet to talk to or see them will be trying to get a hold of her today. Actually stalking her now that I know where she is and that she's stuck in the hospital for a day. (have been calling her since Jan and not had one call returned) I know from my stepdad she was having areally hard time w/the weight gain and how she looked during pg (has had issues w/eating disorders all her life) I am glad she's done and maybe will be more open to talking to people. Really want to be there and help out as much as I can...I love my sister. This is her first and she's done so much for me in the past I want to share my experience w/her. I think this will probably be her one and only child.

Any suggestions? I don't know what her child raising views are/will be (bfing, cding, circ) since she shut us out so I don't even know how I'll be able other than maybe just being there if she calls. She made a comment at x-mas about if she couldn't do it (mothering) would I take it- so i know she has a lot of fear. I guess I am feeling scared for her. I remember how scared I was when my first came...
My sister sent me a "baby shower in a box" for Eliza. It had a gorgeous wooden rattle, two or three flannel receiving blankets she'd made herself, some clothes, including some things she'd knitted herself, and a number of things for dd1. So maybe something similar for your sister, except that instead of "consolation gifts" for the new big sister ( my sister is the older and apparently she remembers exactly how she felt when I was born!) a few things just for your sis? Bath stuff or a fabulously pretty nightgown (there are some great things at Macy's that are both pretty and bfing friendly, should she go that route). One of our best gifts from dd1's birth was a copy of the AAP's Guide to Your Child's Symptoms, which has saved us from any number of trips to the peds office, over the last several years.
post #50 of 90
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Shine: This get discussed a lot on the local natural parenting yahoo group I am part of. People swear that "colloidial silver" works wonders and some of the MWs/LCs say that they are seeing baking soda work less often with the strains of yeast they are encountering. I dunno. If the situation persists I am happy to look in the archives there and forward the treatment protocols people have used with success. I've never (so far) had to deal with thrush but it sounds icky, good luck!
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I've hard about collodial silver...I was too afriad to use it during pregnancy though I know some do...not sure how I feel about nursing. If you find any posts about taking it with nursing let me know! I've also heard of capryillic acid and have some but again not sure about nursing, wasn't good for pregnancy...

So far the baking soda washes in her mouth as well as vinegar washes on me and infant probiotic for both of us seems to be helping... When I'm done nursing I'll do ANYTHING to get rid of this FOREVER!

Liseux: I'm sure that was a hard decision...I'm so hoping homeschooling works for us otherwise our only alternative is public school, though we will keep our name on the montessori wait list every year, but it's rare they have openings. I'm trying to realize that public school may not be as bad as I think, I know some of the teachers and the elem school is just down the street. but I only want to think about this year...one year at a time. I was so relived that I said no to the montessori for this year...I actually cried when I was off the phone. Can you say PP emotions!?

Nancy: I hope all goes well with shots! N is 2 months now and I'm still on the fence about them...you can't undo them so I guess I'm just waiting till I know for sure? I hate these decisions! The toughest part of being a parent I think, even harder than the temper tantrums!!
post #51 of 90
We're headed to the doctor today, too. A pap and conversation about family planning for me (I'm pretty sure I want to try a copper IUD). And to weigh Nora again and talk about her allergy/GI issues. I want to get on the waitlist for the immunologist, since it's usually 2-3 months long. Fingers crossed for a decent weight gain- Nora is still not a big nurser and I'm trying not to worry about it. Such a contrast to her sister!

My husband is headed out of town for a couple of days this afternoon, so it will just be me and the girls. I'm trying to plan something fun for us to do, but we'll probably just go to Science World, since it's easy and Neela's favourite. Nora doesn't get a vote.

We went to the maritime museum yesterday for Canada Day, and I scared everyone climbing up a ladder on a boat with Nora in the ergo. I'm a little addicted to the ergo right now. Nora still doesn't fit terrifically in it (I don't have an infant insert). But I love being able to use the front pouch as my wallet and the backpack for diapers, etc. and be totally hands free. And I can nurse in it, which I have never managed to do with my wrap.
post #52 of 90
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Nancy: I hope all goes well with shots! N is 2 months now and I'm still on the fence about them...you can't undo them so I guess I'm just waiting till I know for sure? I hate these decisions! The toughest part of being a parent I think, even harder than the temper tantrums!!
I just wish I could promise him ice cream or something.
Zack's a tough dude, though... he probably won't make a big deal out of it.
If it was good for me, it's good for him.
I'd rather not deal with something I could have prevented.

Thanks for the well wishes, all.
It can't be worse than when I clipped his finger instead of his nail. >.<
post #53 of 90
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I just wish I could promise him ice cream or something.
Zack's a tough dude, though... he probably won't make a big deal out of it.
(...)
It can't be worse than when I clipped his finger instead of his nail. >.<
I clipped my son's finger while cutting his nail when he was a baby and he's perfectly fine. And really the shots always seemed worse on me than on him. This time we're waiting on shots a bit, I am glad to not have to worry about it in the first few months.

Shine, I looked it up and DUH, not the silver but "gentian violet" is what the local folks have been recommending for breastfeeding. I've copied the treatment instructions below just in case you find the baking soda/vinegar/probiotics/avoiding sugars doesn't work. (This info below is from our MW who is also a lactation specialist and traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. And has been doing homebirths (including PP care) and well-woman care for 20 years.)

I'm just editing to make sure its crystal clear... I've never tried this nor am I qualified to specifically recommend it. Just some information I've come across elsewhere.

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Gentian violet is a rapid cure for oral thrush and nipple yeast, and with the onslaught of such virulent strains in the last several years, it may be the only over-the-counter remedy to be truly effective for some people. Prescription Nystatin is rarely effective in recommended doses.

Purchase GV at a local pharmacy, but call around first as they sometimes have to order it. It costs about $3-5 for a half-ounce bottle, and you will need only a few drops. This remedy is recommended by La Leche League, many lactation consultants and pediatrician Jack Newman, nationally well-known for his strong support of breastfeeding and help in overcoming lactation problems.

Gentian violet is a lovely shade of deep purple, and it will stain clothing, carpeting and linens; it will stain human skin for only a day or two, but your baby will have a purple mouth and lips during treatment. Although not likely, it is possible for deep cuts on human skin to be tattooed purple. In rare cases, babies may develop mouth sores during use, though this has been most often experienced when using concentrations higher than 1%. Most nipple pain will decrease within 24 hours, and oral thrush will diminish during treatment.


To prepare:

• PURCHASE ONLY 1%.
• Use at bedtime only to minimize staining.
• Put dark sheets on bed and have dark towels available for absorbing leaking milk.
• Wear loose, old, dark clothing during treatment.

To use:

• Apply layer of un-petroleum jelly or other ointment around baby’s mouth.
• Dip cotton swab quickly into GV and out.
• Put swab into baby’s mouth; baby will reflexively suck.
• Within 10 seconds or so, entire inside of baby’s mouth will be purple. Inspect to be sure palates, tongue and lips are fully coated.
• Dip clean swab and apply THIN layer to nipples and areolae.
• Repeat each night for 4 nights.
• One cycle of 4 nights is usually sufficient, but repeat if necessary.

Also:
• To replenish a normal bacterial balance in your intestines to overcome the yeast, administer probiotics to both mother and baby: give baby a daily dose of a child’s probiotic, and take 4x the adult dose of an adult probiotic for yourself. Continue for at least 30 days.
• Limit sugars, fruit, juices and breads in your diet for at least 30 days.
• Yeast thrives in dark, moist places and colonies regrow in 2 hours. For yeast diaper rash, allow bottom to air dry as much as possible, and spritz bottom with a 50-50 vinegar-water solution at every diaper change. For very persistent diaper rash, use diluted tea tree oil or gentian violet.



What is Gentian Violet? From Wikipedia: Gentian violet (aka crystal violet, methyl violet 10B, hexamethyl pararosaniline chloride) is an antifungal agent used primarily in the Gram stain test and is used by hospitals for the treatment of serious heat burns and other injuries to the skin and gums. Gentian violet is not completely harmless and is considered carcinogenic after tests with feeding mice with very large doses of this chemical.
post #54 of 90
Quick pop-in....

Ben is not lettting me put him down....ever....He registers his dislike of being put down by emitting a loud, unhappy shriek, squeal which turns to crying then screaming. So, I am almost always carrying him around. My 22 month old has been having social anxiety and been really clingy, so I am just having a hard time getting on-line.

MelW--I worry about Ben gaining enough as well. Liam nursed every 90 minutes to 2 hours and would nurse for 60-90 minutes. On the other hand, Ben nurses every 2-3 hours and will only nurse for 10 minutes. He won't nurse at all any sooner than every 2 hours. He has slowed down in weight gain, so I worry too.
post #55 of 90
Shine- I had to make that decision this spring as well, it's a hard one! I always thought we'd HS, and we did for K. DD1 needs more, she is dyslexic though so we are on the list for a private school specializing in it for next year. This year she will go to another private school that will allow our therapist to go there for an hour a day to work with her. I'm hoping to get her used to a school environment before going to the other school, and that actually was a requirement for them since she had never been in school before.

As for me, I have been doing way too much on my foot and I'm paying for it now. I'm hoping if I rest the rest of today that I will be to hobble around some this weekend.
post #56 of 90
Nora cracked the 10lb mark! (I think she's about 10-4, but my metric conversion skills have been known to fail). She's wee My GP was good about her weight- she wants to watch it, but is generally non-alarmist. We got a referral to the pediatric immunologist, so we'll wait for that and keep monitoring her growth in the meantime. She's still "on the charts" for weight, but falling off in the weight/length ratio. Her height and head circumference keep growing nicely, and she showed off her major conversation skills in the appointment by talking to the doctor and I all through my pap smear. I'm of the mind that as long as she's still gaining and meeting milestones I'm not going to worry. At least that's what I tell myself...

Peony, I hope your foot heals soon!
post #57 of 90
Just wanted to say I love reading everybody's updates, even though I don't post a lot.

I think it's hilarious how LO signals the need to nurse now. He just stares wide-eyed at the chest of the nearest person, male or female, and goes, "Mrrrrrrrrrrr...."

Got my BabyHawk today () and got it dirty babywearing in the kitchen a mere 10 minutes after arrival. I guess that's another reason having a few carriers is handy.
post #58 of 90
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Just wanted to say I love reading everybody's updates, even though I don't post a lot.

I think it's hilarious how LO signals the need to nurse now. He just stares wide-eyed at the chest of the nearest person, male or female, and goes, "Mrrrrrrrrrrr...."

Got my BabyHawk today () and got it dirty babywearing in the kitchen a mere 10 minutes after arrival. I guess that's another reason having a few carriers is handy.
nak

l o v e my babyhawk...... and that's why I got it in dark brown..... so it hides stains better LOL!
post #59 of 90
i totally thought i replied to this thread but i guess i didnt. when does this ddc go bye bye? well, not a lot going on here. gwyn is three mos yesterday. i cant believe that! she is talking and laughing like crazy. still up once or twice a night but thats alright. i feel blessed that we figured out a way for me to stay home with her so i wont complain about having to get up and feed her. dh is in line for a promotion at work, so we are praying that works out too. we have had a very rough financial year, as im sure many of you have. for the 4th we are driving down to oregon to dh's family property to eat and hang out. we were supposed to camp, but i chickened out not wanting to sleep in a tent with a 3 month old. maybe if we had a camper. gwyn is about 15 lbs now and still nursing like a camp. glad to read everyone's updates, and hope everyone has a fun holiday weekend!
post #60 of 90
Official Stats are in @ 2 months and 7 days:
15 pounds
25.75 inches
97+ percentile for both

Nursing/eating cues:
-- SCREAMING
-- The Monkey Dance >> "ooo ooo ooo ooo" while waving arms and kicking legs (I should video this)
-- Lip smacking with tongue

Shots went well... I guess... there was some wailing until I picked Zack up when it was over. Then he smiled. So far, no reaction.

Softball game rained out.
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