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post #101 of 580
DS2 goes down at 8:30 or 9 and is up at 5:30 or 6. Unless he has a (1 or 2 hour) nap. Then he goes down at 11 or 12 and is up at 6 or 7.
So between 8 or 9 hours here. 10 if we're "lucky".
post #102 of 580
Dd goes to bed once it gets dark, so 9ish right now, and has been waking up earlier - 8ish. No naps. If she naps, she's up till 11. We shoot for 12 hours, but lately it's been more like 10-11, and you can tell by 4 o'clock.

I can't wait for pictures, too, cs! I've been getting inspired to do and make stuff lately. Still hasn't happened much, but that inspired feeling is nice anyway

My sister's in town, and last night we went to see fireworks. We sat in a new spot with a great view, but traffic was AWFUL getting back and dd was freaking out, so dh and the kids and I hopped out of the car and walked while my sister drove. I think it was at least a couple miles before she caught up. And then it was only another mile to our house...

We went and looked at an open house yesterday . We hadn't been thnking about moving so soon (we just bought this place 4 years ago), but the timing might be perfect right now. Which is exciting, cause this would likely be our LAST move. This place was fantastic, but only two bedrooms plus a cottage. If we're thinking 3 kids, that'd be pretty tight, and the idea of an extra bedroom for seeing clients - yeah, we need at least 3 bedrooms. Exciting to be house hunting, though!
post #103 of 580
That is exiting Shannon. House hunting is so much fun!!

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I haven't even looked at the last Mothering mag. It's sitting by my mail.
It might be from a few issues ago.... I just got around to reading it- I have a big pile of magazine to catch up on.

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can you invite me?
Yeah! PM me your email address.

Ok, so no one's kid is sleeping more than 10-ish hours in a 24-hour period? Now I'm going to have to go post a poll in the toddler forum.
post #104 of 580
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Ok, so no one's kid is sleeping more than 10-ish hours in a 24-hour period? Now I'm going to have to go post a poll in the toddler forum.
Closer to 12ish hours is the norm over here, but lately it's been closer to 10.
post #105 of 580
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Closer to 12ish hours is the norm over here, but lately it's been closer to 10.
hmmm... We used to be closer to 12 as well. Wonder if it's just the change in weather/hours of sunlight?
post #106 of 580
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hmmm... We used to be closer to 12 as well. Wonder if it's just the change in weather/hours of sunlight?
I think bedtime is set for dd by sunset these days, but for the past couple weeks, she hasn't been sleeping as late usual. I think that's a reflection of her not being at baseline. I want a new term. It's not straight reactions for her - her vitamin deficiencies look exactly the same, as does chronic stress or lack of sleep. Oh well.

Trying to psych myself up for liver and raisin chutney for breakfast. I desperately need the vit A but I'm so not excited about it...
post #107 of 580
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Ok, so no one's kid is sleeping more than 10-ish hours in a 24-hour period? Now I'm going to have to go post a poll in the toddler forum.
During the school year, DD1 is 8:30pm-6:30am (10 hours), but 12 hours on weekends to catch up. Summertime is generally 10-12 hours. DS school year is 8:00pm - 7:30am. Summertime is 9-10pm until 8-9am (if DD2 lets him sleep). DD2 school year is 7:30pm - 6:30am (11 hours) and she's actually slept until 9am a couple times so far this summer. They're crabby if they don't get enough sleep.
post #108 of 580
Kathy- is your blog still broken? I googled you, and it had the "this site may harm your computer" warning. So I tried just going straight to the URL, and I get the "reported attack site!" screen and I can't get in. (I'm assuming it's my anti-virus that's blocking me.)

I wanted to see if you had any molasses cookies on there. DP was eating molasses cookies in the car yesterday, and they smelled soooooo good.
post #109 of 580
Just made crispy rice squares again.
Kids are nomming them happily.
Um.
Considering taking a jaunt to the garage for some paper (all my paper's in there.) so I can make a day by day, week by week "cook book" for my plan.
post #110 of 580
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Kathy- is your blog still broken? I googled you, and it had the "this site may harm your computer" warning. So I tried just going straight to the URL, and I get the "reported attack site!" screen and I can't get in. (I'm assuming it's my anti-virus that's blocking me.)

I wanted to see if you had any molasses cookies on there. DP was eating molasses cookies in the car yesterday, and they smelled soooooo good.
I just went on it and it was okay. I searched and the only molasses cookie I had on there was back when we were still having gluten. Do you have enough ingredients to make cookies? The one I've been doing that's gluten free (the last batch I made, I told DD1 they were normal, and she couldn't tell the difference) but that one has an egg in it. I can't have flaxseed right now (because of the phytoestrogens) so I can't try it with a flax egg, but it might work. All I did was take the Betty Crocker Soft Molasses Cookie recipe and changed shortening to the Spectrum Palm Shortening, and did a gluten free flour mix to equal theirs (2:1 sorghum to tapioca starch) + 1 tsp. gum per cup of flour.

DD2 went on a boat ride with the neighbor and fell asleep almost the whole time. When she got home I took one look at her and gave her some benadryl. Her eye was half swollen shut. Some bug must have bit her while she was sleeping. I did some ice too, but the swelling hasn't gone down yet. I don't even know what bit her but it looks worse than her normal mosquito bite; unless it's just because it's in the eye area.
post #111 of 580
Mmm, molasses cookies...or gingersnap!

I have yet to do either JR's or Kathy's brownies yet because I don't have sorghum and havent' wanted to go back to town for it. So I made the nut butter recipe with egg replacer and they turned out beautifully! But now I want to have a brownie bake off and make all three! MMM. Non GFers liked them, except that they said they needed more sugar...they were plenty sweet to me, but I just said they were "dark" chocolate brownies and left it at that. I think Americans need to learn to like things less sweet.

I am grilling chicken and have corn on the cob, but what else should I make? I made potato salad sat (5 lbs!) and it's gone, so not doing that...maybe a pasta salad?

BOth my girls have been falling asleep in the pm and then going to bed around 9 and sleeping til 6-7 am. My three yr old mostly sleeps the most, but they all need it. DD1 doesn't sleep as well when she's reacting--or "off"--meaning I can't fathom an accidental exposure but she acts like that. I am craving waffles and have no waffle iron. I want to get DH the cast iron one from Lehman's that you use on your stove. We love cast iron, lol.
post #112 of 580
Hello! I've been lurking about a year - I hope you don't mind if I chime in.

Kathy, thank you so much for sending me the rice pudding recipes! I did the stovetop one with the coconut milk - gone before it got cool! DH was raving about it. Just finishing the second batch....

I just got the results of my IgG and IgA testing today from US Biotek. The results were expected, but I'm still feeling in shock. I recognize and anticipated this response from so many other posts about this topic. 36 of 200 foods are mild reaction, 21 of 200 foods are moderate/high. This is in addition to DS2's reactions to dairy, eggs, and wheat that I need to avoid because I'm still nursing both.

DS1 is reacting to something - just don't know what yet. He's so manic today, truly doesn't hear/process when we say anything to him. Poor kid has been in time-outs practically nonstop - I feel terrible, but I need to keep DS2 safe when he's so whacked out. Stress....

You ladies have been such a great help! I'm now making water kefir, the lecture from the doctor today about "IgE vs IgG and how our leaky gut affects everything" was old news, Kathy's baked bean recipe is becoming a requested item at family potlucks.
post #113 of 580
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I just went on it and it was okay. I searched and the only molasses cookie I had on there was back when we were still having gluten. Do you have enough ingredients to make cookies?
Eh.... not really, but I'm kind of beyond caring at this point. I'm doing some serious cheating over here, and we're cutting back on nursing. I'm so ready to be done and be able to eat stuff (not everything... just more than our current safe list!)

So I ended up making this recipe, but with just straight buckwheat flour, and cane vinegar instead of cider vinegar. It was pretty delicious, but fairly crumbly. I think if I cooked them a little longer they might harden up. Or maybe if I let them actually cool after baking before eating the whole pan. Oh- and my coffee grinder flour grinding doesn't get my four really fine, so that might be an issue too. But definitely took care of my molasses cookie craving.
eta: This recipe looked pretty good too (I was trying to find some that I could use oil instead of shortening); I might try it next time.

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Originally Posted by dannic View Post
Non GFers liked them, except that they said they needed more sugar...they were plenty sweet to me, but I just said they were "dark" chocolate brownies and left it at that. I think Americans need to learn to like things less sweet.
Yeah, really. It's amazing how my taste buds have changed with my new eating habits. I made that raw "pudding" last night, and it was WAY too sweet for me- I said I better really cut back on the honey next time. DP looked at me funny and said it was perfect, didn't taste sweet at all.

Welcome PTmorgan! Sorry about the test results. But how exciting that you have a doctor that actually knows about leaky gut and food intolerances!!
post #114 of 580
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Hello! I've been lurking about a year - I hope you don't mind if I chime in.
Welcome to the club.
post #115 of 580
Hey Jr - thanks for holding my hand for a few moments last night. Sorry I had to go abruptly. We did eventually eat about 1/3 a cup of white rice. She refluxed really bad last night a lot though - kinda worse than normal. So I don't know what is up with all of that.

Karen
post #116 of 580
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Originally Posted by rileyscoutmom View Post
Hey Jr - thanks for holding my hand for a few moments last night. Sorry I had to go abruptly. We did eventually eat about 1/3 a cup of white rice. She refluxed really bad last night a lot though - kinda worse than normal. So I don't know what is up with all of that.

Karen
Anytime, Karen. I'm just sorry that I can't be more help.
I have to ask though- was there corn in the ice pop?
post #117 of 580
no - just frozen juice, home made. She only took a couple of licks any way. I don't know what was going on. But I never do.

Karen
post #118 of 580
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Originally Posted by dannic View Post
Mmm, molasses cookies...or gingersnap!

I have yet to do either JR's or Kathy's brownies yet because I don't have sorghum and havent' wanted to go back to town for it. So I made the nut butter recipe with egg replacer and they turned out beautifully! But now I want to have a brownie bake off and make all three! MMM. Non GFers liked them, except that they said they needed more sugar...they were plenty sweet to me, but I just said they were "dark" chocolate brownies and left it at that. I think Americans need to learn to like things less sweet.
Mmmm.... brownies. I just made the chocolate version of the buckwheat waffles this morning (per DS's request, after the kitchen was finally put back together).

I am grilling chicken and have corn on the cob, but what else should I make? I made potato salad sat (5 lbs!) and it's gone, so not doing that...maybe a pasta salad? [/quote]

What about JR's 4-bean salad? I just made some for the neighborhood potluck on Sunday. Yum.

Whine Alert:
So went to the doctor on Friday. Got done 4:30pm. She said I needed to schedule a pre-op physical with my regular doctor before the outpatient surgery next week. So I called yesterday, of course they were closed for the holiday. I called today, and the appointments lady is yelling at me because it's supposed to be made 2 weeks in advance of the surgery to allow time for bloodwork to come back (and an EKG they said - what?). Like it's my fault that the surgeon wants to do it so soon. So I'm driving the 3 hours home tonight for a 6pm appt, then back again. DH says while I'm home to grab a couple more fans. And it's 100F here and I just want to lay in the lake. I rarely get in the water before August and it has to be really hot for me to get into my bathing suit, since it gives me back spasms, but yesterday I went in the lake 3 times!!

So I just threw a pork roast in the slow cooker (new recipe, no measurements) for the family to eat tonight while I'm gone. And told DH to make some frozen lima beans to go with it. And left a list of safe snacks for the kids. I don't know what I'm going to eat while traveling. I'm also getting ready to send the 2 older kids to Granny Camp on Sunday, so I made a double batch of the waffles this morning so I could freeze some to go with him. And MIL requested 2 loaves of bread for him, so I have to bake those this week too. Got to love baking when it's 100F out. And DD2 will want some of the bread, so I guess I have to make 3 loaves, and I only have 2 loaf pans. Gah. Whine, whine, whine.
post #119 of 580
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Originally Posted by rileyscoutmom View Post
Hey Jr - thanks for holding my hand for a few moments last night. Sorry I had to go abruptly. We did eventually eat about 1/3 a cup of white rice. She refluxed really bad last night a lot though - kinda worse than normal. So I don't know what is up with all of that.

Karen
Has she been having rice the whole time? Is it possible it's rice?
post #120 of 580
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Originally Posted by changingseasons View Post
Eh.... not really, but I'm kind of beyond caring at this point. I'm doing some serious cheating over here, and we're cutting back on nursing. I'm so ready to be done and be able to eat stuff (not everything... just more than our current safe list!)

Sing it sister!


So I ended up making this recipe, but with just straight buckwheat flour, and cane vinegar instead of cider vinegar. It was pretty delicious, but fairly crumbly. I think if I cooked them a little longer they might harden up. Or maybe if I let them actually cool after baking before eating the whole pan. Oh- and my coffee grinder flour grinding doesn't get my four really fine, so that might be an issue too. But definitely took care of my molasses cookie craving.
eta: This recipe looked pretty good too (I was trying to find some that I could use oil instead of shortening); I might try it next time.



Yeah, really. It's amazing how my taste buds have changed with my new eating habits. I made that raw "pudding" last night, and it was WAY too sweet for me- I said I better really cut back on the honey next time. DP looked at me funny and said it was perfect, didn't taste sweet at all.

Welcome PTmorgan! Sorry about the test results. But how exciting that you have a doctor that actually knows about leaky gut and food intolerances!!
Which raw pudding was it? Love to try.
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