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post #141 of 188
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We have a new baby boy Pictures are here:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...3&l=c0a2ff1af9
post #142 of 188
Congratulations Helen & family!! How lovely to have a new baby at Christmas time. Hope the birth was a peaceful one for you!

Kat
post #143 of 188
Congratulations Flapjack!
post #144 of 188
Flapjack, he is beautiful!!!!!! Congrats
post #145 of 188
Congrats Helen, he's adorable

What's his name?
post #146 of 188
You would ask that, wouldn't you? He hasn't got one We have absolutely no ideas whatsoever.

Kat, my DH put it best: there was nothing magical or mystical, just a lot of shit He passed meconium on his way out, and- yeah. There was mess. Oh, and it was another unplanned UC, and not because we called too late.
post #147 of 188
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Originally Posted by flapjack View Post
You would ask that, wouldn't you? He hasn't got one We have absolutely no ideas whatsoever.

Kat, my DH put it best: there was nothing magical or mystical, just a lot of shit He passed meconium on his way out, and- yeah. There was mess. Oh, and it was another unplanned UC, and not because we called too late.
OK, now you gotta share! When you get a chance, of course.
post #148 of 188
call him Noah - if you don't have a Noah snuggled in your home already that is

or is it...Rumplestiltskin

(i'm serious about Noah though. i love that name.)

i had a dream 2/3 nights ago that i had a dark haired boy and he was so cute, but i couldn't think what to call him. i was like 'oh. maybe my dh will name this one then'!? as i've picked all the others )
post #149 of 188
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You would ask that, wouldn't you? He hasn't got one We have absolutely no ideas whatsoever.
Sorry Helen Didn't mean to pressure you

I am in love with the name Phoebe at the moment

We have a tradition of not finding out the sex of the baby til after he/she has been born, dose anyone else wait to find out?
post #150 of 188
Yup. We didn't have a choice, actually, we tried to peek twice and he wouldn't let us see, but the elder three were all surprises.

Birth story will be following, I need time to calm down. Basically, it wasn't that fast, midwife got to us 45 minutes after the baby despite us having rung in about an hour beforehand, and it was a giant cockup. I'm trying to figure out how to write the complaint letter
post #151 of 188
I'm sorry she didn't get there Helen.

Baltic~ we've never checked beforehand. My one girl is saying she wants a baby brother. I think she must be nuts! Or maybe she just has no concept of baby sisters.
post #152 of 188
I just discovered our 5th chicken pox case. I knew the youngest four would have it, didn't expect Trinity to get a repeat case. I am hoping for immunity for all 5 this time.
post #153 of 188
Congratulations Helen! I dreamed I was holding a nice fuzzy baby last night.but she was clean I hope you have a good story to hold over his head when he gets older.
Sorry about the CP Wendy.Theonly one who didn't get it here was our youngest.
I think I'm giving up on making anything for Chrsitmas this year everytime I get in the kitchen to cook somone's nose or butt needs wiping or someone is hungry or bored or crying because they can't play outside unsupervised so we will be eating cereal this year.
post #154 of 188
Wishing all the Mom's of Many

MERRY

CHRISTMAS
post #155 of 188
A very merry, peaceful christmas to all that celebrate.
post #156 of 188
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I just discovered our 5th chicken pox case. I knew the youngest four would have it, didn't expect Trinity to get a repeat case. I am hoping for immunity for all 5 this time.
Yuck. I hope they have quick recoveries. I had to go though chicken pox twice when I was younger too. And I had a nice full-blown case each time.

We have stomach flu right now floating around. We'll get to spend the holidays with our family split up into two- everybody well or over it will go with me to grandpas. Everyone sick will stay home with daddy, who is also sick.

I don't think I've washed so many bedsheets in such a short time in my life!
post #157 of 188
I really think the extra laundry when sickness hits is the very worst part. I would rather be sick than have so much extrfa laundry. :P I hope the flu goes away quickly and that even the sick ones have a good holiday!
post #158 of 188
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I really think the extra laundry when sickness hits is the very worst part. I would rather be sick than have so much extrfa laundry. :P I hope the flu goes away quickly and that even the sick ones have a good holiday!
We've been inflicted with our annual Christmas plague-- the vomitous flu this year -- and the laundry, on top of all the other Christmas prep is making me want to pull my hair out.

I'm mostly sad because we were going to have another MoM family--5 girls!-- over this morning to make gingerbread houses and had to cancel. My kids are making theirs right now.
post #159 of 188
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I'm glad you had a better day with your boys after your talk with them! I hope the insight you discovered helps in the long run! I quoted the above section of your OP because it caught my eye and reminded me of a resource I have found to be really comforting and reassuring! Thought maybe you'd get some good out of it, too!

http://www.celebratecalm.com/index.html

I stumbled across this website quite by accident a year or so ago...it actually showed up as one of the auto-generated google ads on MDC, and it caught my eye because it appeared on a day when the concept of "calm" seemed like a fantasy! I immediately signed up for the email newsletter; I get one or two in my inbox every week, and they have been very positive for me! I like that the guy puts little or no emphasis on specific "labels" for kids....seems like most "experts" think that once they've applied a label such as ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, Sensory Processing, blah blah blah--then their job is over! But really, it's just beginning! A label might have some usefulness in getting started with meeting the particular needs of an intense child, but if it just stops at the label, it invariably does more harm than good, IMO.

Anyway, check out the website, esp. the Quiz and the Q&A section! I'll offer a small disclaimer--I have not purchased any materials from this guy, and I don't know anything more about him than what you can see on the website/newsletters. From what I have seen, there is no conflict with AP values such as Gentle Discipline, etc., but I want to be clear that I haven't fully vetted every resource/article they offer!

Anyway, I hope this helps and offers you some encouragement!
Thanks so much for your response. I posted in the sn forum for some ideas as well and I'm looking forward to checking out the site you suggested.

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When did "they" decide 5 babes made you a grand multip? I thought it was more like 8.

Kat
In Canada, where I live, the definition seems to vary across the provinces and territories between five or six viable/live birth pregnancies. My friend is a dr in a province where it's 5.

It does seem a bit melodramatic at a fifth pg, though, I admit. It also indicates what the cultural tolerance for family size is too. I would say that given the average child-number per family here, this culture would naturally consider 5 children to be a huge amount or [enter booming baritone voice from overhead] 'GRAND'.

I guess I'll have used up all the distinctions now though. No new labels for me foreverafter!
post #160 of 188
Merry Christmas MoMs! Have you survived another Christmas? We didn't get the kids until 1 PM yesterday but they will be with us until winter break is over for school so it will be a nice long time for them to be home!

We managed to squeeze some extra family in to our too-small house yesterday evening and had a great time visiting with a couple of DH's siblings, their spouses, one cousin and DH's mom. It's great when we hang out with DH's family because he is one of seven siblings so they are used to noise and nothing tends to faze them. One of DH's siblings and her spouse did not have kids so they LOVE to spend time engaged with the kids when they visit. We played board games and ate too much and it was wonderful!

Now the joy of having nowhere to go today and nothing to do!
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