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No catchy title this time, but it's a new month...

Have a happy end of Chanuka!
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I'm here. Dh is takig my computer i today - sice it's ot workig right. LOL Do't kow whe I'll have it back. Ca you guess oe of the thigs that's wrog with it?

I thik Tehila's ok. I gave her a bowl of applesauce o Tuesday to start off her luch. Withi 15 miutes, she was covered with hives. We did beadryl 5 times over the course of the rest of that day, overight, ad the ext morig. THe she had a craial sacral treatmet which made her feel better (her stomache was also upset addig to the geeral feelig of malaise). Late i the eveig of that secod day she broke out ii hives agai. So I gave her D-hist mixed i her yoghurt with a 20 mi iterval. She fell asleep i my arms ad slept all ight. WHat a relief! She's fie ow.

Dh is allergic to apples as well as other fruit. This was ot the firs time I'd give her apples - she'd eve eate applesauce the day before. I had just bee discussig switchig to applesauce i my bakig whe this happeed. Guess I wo't be afterall.

have a good Shabbos!
post #3 of 69
I can't beleive it's Teves already!

Actually, I can't beleive that, as we lit the 7 candles last night, I forgot to wish DD1 a happy birthday. It's her Hebrew birthday today!
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Our big housewarming/mezuzah hanging party is tomorrow night.... and it's supposed to snow snow snow all day tomorrow. We'll see how that goes, but I'd really like some snow. Just seems like we should have some on the ground if it's going to hover around freezing here.
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Rivka- what else was in the applesauce? Was it sweetened with corn syrup, or did it have vitamin C added to it? Added vitamin C is often corn-derived as well. She may have a problem with corn, not apples.

Also, is it possible she ate something "non food" before she had the applesauce? Is she the type of kid to eat crayons or paper?
post #6 of 69
yikes on the applesause!

Names I like...unusual...combined words...I think I'm specifically looking for a middle that does NOT begin with a resh. Something funky.
post #7 of 69
Enjoying the snow in the mountains and time with extended family. I keep forgetting how strongly I react to sugar though.
Rick you sound like you have a headcold. hope your n gets fixed
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Snow-envy here.

And, on the night that we have finally finally declared DD#2 to be nit-free, we have found one more person in the house who is honoring the now-in-process build-up to z'man kheiruteinu (aka Pesakh) by having kinim (aka lice) ...

... me.

Sigh.





So, does anyone want to tell me the halakha about going to the mikvah when you've got kinim? Just to save me the call to the local rabbanut ... double sigh.
post #9 of 69
uhg to applesauce, sugar, and lice

we have snow here!

sme - how was the party?

I am no help for names. I'm 38 weeks (B'H) and we have no clue what we're naming this kid. Question: the name we both like and can both agree upon happens to be DHs first Hebrew name, (though we'd use the anglo version except for the nickname which would be the Hebrew) he NEVER goes by it, save shul and frankly, he's not called up for aliyah all that often so is it really a big deal?

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I have no idea merpk. The first time I got lice I was too young to go to the mikeveh (kindergarten) and the next time I was already divorced (I got it from my kids.)
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Originally Posted by Faliciagayle View Post
uhg to applesauce, sugar, and lice

we have snow here!

sme - how was the party?

I am no help for names. I'm 38 weeks (B'H) and we have no clue what we're naming this kid. Question: the name we both like and can both agree upon happens to be DHs first Hebrew name, (though we'd use the anglo version except for the nickname which would be the Hebrew) he NEVER goes by it, save shul and frankly, he's not called up for aliyah all that often so is it really a big deal?

I personally wouldn't use it. It would make his name, say Moshe ben Moshe or something which would be something you would use when, G-d Forbid, the father was deceased. It's just a bit too creepy to me even though I have no idea if this is minhag or a halachic problem. B'sha'ah tova (have a great and easy birth at the right and perfect time).
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hrm. I never thought about it that way. Thanks, j.R.
pssst: *I* really like the name you suggested in my DDC, but DH isn't keen.
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Could you possibly use the Anglo name you agree on, but use a different Hebrew name? Like, if you want to name him Benjamin and your DH's Hebrew name is Benyamin, name DS Benjamin in English and Baruch in Hebrew. There are enough Hebrew names that sound similar to one another that you can probably find a "close enough" Hebrew name to the English name you like.
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Names I like...unusual...combined words...I think I'm specifically looking for a middle that does NOT begin with a resh. Something funky.

So what letter do you want it to start with?
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no preference. Just don't want a middle name with a "resh" we've tried a bunch of different letters with the first name we have and there seems to be no problem. ONLY with a resh. Which is sad, cause the baby has a total name energy of a name that begins with a, you guessed it, resh! UG!!!

We thought about using it for a first name, but the truth is, it's not unique enough for us as a first name. But it's got the baby's energy all over it.

I suggested two middle names but dh is like "1 middle name is bizarre enough" and for a man raised as a secular Israeli, it totally is. I get that. To him, having a second middle name is like trying to emulate non-jewish culture. It's weird.

I've got another name...totally original, never heard it used as a name before. I came up with it when I was pg with my son. It wasn't the right energy for him but the name is stellar. I totally love it. (ps, all these names are unisex) BUT, I'm not sure that this is the right energy for htis baby either. And I'm not sure I want to waste it on a middle name. But, there is always the chance that if I don't use it, I won't be able to. So, right now, it's kind of a back up middle name.

Anyways, dh wants to find a "Lamed" name for the middle because it will do something really cool to the name. I'm not attached to this idea in any way, but it's something to think about. The other thing is that if we go with any of our top 3 choices then all of our children will have a lamed in their first name. Which is kind of weird...but maybe not.

Anyways, how's that for a puzzle?
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I have no idea about the lice/mikvah....never thought about that before, although I imagine thate that if you you use the lice comb and get the nits out ...your'e good to go
btw, neem oil is the best long term treatment/prevention for lice....totally disrupts their reproductive cycle as in they cannot multiply....no more lice!!!!!
I have personally used it one year after spending the summer in Israel and besides dh an done ds everyone else had them....
I added neem oil to every shampoo and conditioner bottle in the house for a while after too. for ds who was the most infested we lathered his head with neem conditioner after a good combing and sent him to bed with it on, voila he was lice/nit free after. btw,neem is very safe and is even used on infants for excema etc;

I always laugh when I think of names.....I like unusuall or just more modern names and dh loves very traditional conservative ones.....some of my kids have names I never dreamed I'd name any child of mine....and yet these names are so perfectly suited to them and I absolutely love them now!!!!
Each time one of our kids were born we really felt that they help to choose the name and there names had such meaning for us at the time of their birth, like being born with the first sun rays shining through the blinds (Keren) or being the "ben zekunim" and acher and mwntioned in that weeks parsha etc; like Yosef it's really cool!!!

btw, Rivka, one of my ds had hives for 3 days about a month ago and the dr. said that it was a virus and it really disapeared as suddenly as it appeared...
after I had racked my brains to figure out what it was....
I have since found out that it is more common than not.
hope she is doing better.
btw, there are some really infornative threads here on mdc in the allergies forumm on opening up detox pathways, nutrition,supplements for helping allergies etc;
post #17 of 69
jul'riv, if you have to have a resh name LOL I've always loved the name Ra'aya.
post #18 of 69
no I CAN'T have a resh name!!! LOL! That's the only parameter. And Raiya is way too popular for me. Though, its a really lovely name.
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Originally Posted by Ruthla View Post
Rivka- what else was in the applesauce? Was it sweetened with corn syrup, or did it have vitamin C added to it? Added vitamin C is often corn-derived as well. She may have a problem with corn, not apples.

Also, is it possible she ate something "non food" before she had the applesauce? Is she the type of kid to eat crayons or paper?
First, dh is allergic to apples - so it's totally not a shock. The applesauce had apples, water, and ascorbic acid (vit c). So, the hives went away after 2 days of around the clock benadryl including being up in the night - then a cranial-sacral treatment which she LOVED, and then when they reappeared after that, I did what our natural dr. recommended and they went away!

I did treat her for vit c - so if that was a problem - she should hopefully be good to go - I'll check her tomorrow at noon.

Baby names: I wouldn't name a child after his father unless I were Sephardi - I don't care if he goes by the name or not - it's like asking for trouble. JMO.
Unusual names that don't begin with resh. Hmm. WEll, one of my favorites that I'll never use because it would end up being mangled in my ashkenazi world is Itamar - I just think it's beautiful.
I like names that roll off the tongue like Shamaya - Ra'aya is really nice as well. Hodaya - also nice. Hmm, and these all rhyme. I'm such a bore sometimes... Ma'ayan is nice too.

Has a name come to you in a dream? a name that just seems to be chasing you? That happened to me with 2 of my kids and it happened to a friend of mine. For me, in the first dream I was standing over hte bassinette in the hospital looking down at my baby saying "Rashi Eliyahu, I guess I could get used to calling you that". The second was the name Ephraim which I insisted I would NOT use for any of my kids - and had 3 boys before Gedalya - but when i was expecting the twins that name would give me no peace. It followed me around every place, harrassed me, disturbed my sleep, made me ask sh'eila after sh'eila - until at last, I added it to his name that we were planning to give to him. My friend said that the name for her baby would not let her rest either - she saw it in pages in books, in her dreams, every place.
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