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post #81 of 125
yay Jen for the vacation

GTG - ugh about the student - oh boy have i had dooseys in the past too. TG for the reliability of email communicaiton. it helps me keep everything on record.

having some GRRR moments with the IT guy at my new school. TG he is moving on to a new job at the end of this week and he will be replaced by some outside IT people until a permanent replacement can be found. I plan on sweet talking the new guys into giving me exactly what I need. LOL. This IT guy is so freaking frustrating. IDK if its because he deals with a lot of non-saavy computer people or what, but he keeps getting worked up about my requests/inquiries. Like I wanted a Linux OS, and he said NO. I wanted a laptop, and he want to give me one with only 2G mem. I ask about filespace on the server, and he says yes for only work related things and I can't access it from off-campus. how the heck am i supposed to do any work from home? ugh. Not a big deal for most, but I have a "dry lab" so these things are essential. I am not asking him for a computer lab or anything, just a worthy computer & filespace to deal with the sims I need to run! *vent over*
post #82 of 125
If I had to choose, I think she looks more like your ex-husband. But honestly, to me she looks more like you than either of them.

(((hugs))) This whole thing just sucks. I hope it is over and life is peaceful for you soon.
post #83 of 125
Omg, I think I'm getting sick again. I just got over a cold! WTF, immune system. What happened to you? Does nursing lower it? I used to get two colds a year generally. I've had like six in the past year, plus two stomach bugs (I've only had one other stomach bug in the past 11 years). I attributed most of them to being pregnant. But one stomach bug and two colds in 4 months, and the two colds within two weeks of each other? Hrmmm.

I think I'm going to take a decongestant. Kellymom lists them as an L3, and just says not to take them often or long term. And that if I see any dip in supply I can take measures to boost supply and it should resolve.

Anything else I should be doing? I'll drink some emergen-c tonight.
post #84 of 125
I second the suggestion of putting barriers under the fitted sheet for alone naps. They make travel foam pieces, but I think a rolled up towel or two would also work.

Gtg- is there a cultural thing going on with the ds worship and dd ignoring? How annoying!

Ericka - I can't look at the pics right now, but either way, hugs!

Afm - T has been out now for almost an hour and a half. It took 45 minutes of light sleep and occasional nursing to do it. And of course I am still laying here with him, hoping to stave off any wake-ups, so I'm not really getting anything done. But I'm so relieved he is napping. He really worries me sometimes.
Today at the pet store I squeaked a few dog toys and T was cracking up! He likes the grungy ones the best, then the squeakers. You guys have to try it and let me know if your lo also think it's funny. First non-tickle real giggles we've had here.
Today was his 4 mo. Appt. Though it is about a week early. He is 15 lbs, and 27 in. ( I think, have to check the printout). 50th percentile for weight and 99th for height! You can tell he's genetically my dh's. Though I know that means nothing for how he actually ends up. All the men in both our families are 6 ft or over. Some very significantly over!
post #85 of 125
ericka- How much are DNA tests? If he's not her dad, it might be a blessing in disguise.
post #86 of 125
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I second the suggestion of putting barriers under the fitted sheet for alone naps. They make travel foam pieces, but I think a rolled up towel or two would also work.

Gtg- is there a cultural thing going on with the ds worship and dd ignoring? How annoying!

Ericka - I can't look at the pics right now, but either way, hugs!

Afm - T has been out now for almost an hour and a half. It took 45 minutes of light sleep and occasional nursing to do it. And of course I am still laying here with him, hoping to stave off any wake-ups, so I'm not really getting anything done. But I'm so relieved he is napping. He really worries me sometimes.
Today at the pet store I squeaked a few dog toys and T was cracking up! He likes the grungy ones the best, then the squeakers. You guys have to try it and let me know if your lo also think it's funny. First non-tickle real giggles we've had here.
Today was his 4 mo. Appt. Though it is about a week early. He is 15 lbs, and 27 in. ( I think, have to check the printout). 50th percentile for weight and 99th for height! You can tell he's genetically my dh's. Though I know that means nothing for how he actually ends up. All the men in both our families are 6 ft or over. Some very significantly over!
You totally need Sophie the Giraffe!
post #87 of 125
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Today at the pet store I squeaked a few dog toys and T was cracking up! He likes the grungy ones the best, then the squeakers. You guys have to try it and let me know if your lo also think it's funny. First non-tickle real giggles we've had here.
Sprout LOVES squeaking toys! We have the Melissa and Doug bug bucket, and I pulled out the ladybug that squeaks and he just started giggling and giggling! Bells are ok, rattles are old news, but squeaks! They're awesome!
post #88 of 125
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ericka- How much are DNA tests? If he's not her dad, it might be a blessing in disguise.

he has to pay and I guess they range from 350-600$
post #89 of 125
I may be a bad person. I got the idiotic 3 month old developmental screening for Mercy and had a bit of fun. I added her middle name to the form, and wrote in the margin on the question "does she act her age?" that she acts advanced for her age, in keeping with her ~ 42 week gestational age.

I think it's time to break out my new shoes and stomp Mercy's discharge papers into oblivion.
post #90 of 125
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I designed and bought 2 of these today to cheer me up:
http://www.cafepress.com/cp/customiz...r=%20463240909
post #91 of 125
DD finally slept well again last night - 2 nursings but no flailing wakeups - thank heavens. I feel so much better when I get a decent night's sleep... scary, with an infant!
I can't believe how quickly it's going now. Little girl wants to reach for everything and put it in her mouth. She's not rolling back to front yet, and doesn't like to do front to back (although she will on occasion) but is very blasé about rolling to her side if it means she can grab a toy or nurse, so I think we are close. Maybe that will help with the crazy flapping and wiggling at night?

Now, for those of you who have been using a newborn, bucket-style carseat like we have (I think we have the Graco Snugride), when will you buy the next size/ convertible one? I'm already getting so sick of getting this one in and out of the car, it's killing my back, and she seems kinda too tall for it already, although she's only 4 months and 14 pounds, so I'm sure we could get away with it for awhile still. But I'm not sure how to start looking...
post #92 of 125
jess you can take her in and out of the carseat and leave the carseat in the car. just pretend its fixed like a convertible. I am going to try and hold off until 2011 at least to get a new seat. I think right around xmas they have good markdowns if i remember right. she will start to slow down growing. DS weighed 20 lbs for a long time. I think I bought him a new seat at 5 mo old, but I probably could have used the snugride for another few months at least, a year probably.

jen - how cool!

sophie - i splurged and gave in and bought Sophie and DD LOVES it! This is nice and light for her to hold and the mouth is dort of nipple size so I think its comforting for her. anyway - well worth the $. found out as a student i can get amazon prime for free! score!
post #93 of 125
This week is going by fast. I just caught up on this entire thread.

I ate chick pea curry for the past 3 days and now I can't stop pooping. Imodium didn't help. I feel fine except for the cramping and pooping. Someone shoot me.

Ada is getting a tooth too! The drool is insane and causing spit up. I can see and feel more and more of a tiny white spike.

For co sleeping we have a pillow thing called the humanity family co sleeper. Love it!!
post #94 of 125
Carseats: we bought a used (from a friend) Chicco infant seat that goes to 30 lbs, so we're good on carseats for now. We also have a britax marathon that we will use when she is a bit bigger, but we just use the chicco as a stationary seat (well, i've taken it out a few times, but always feel like a jerk when she starts crying and i know she wouldn't have if I had hker in the sling). Right now the Chicco just fits better in our car, so we'll use it until she outgrows it. it never hurts to keep an eye out for deals and buy a quality seat for less, but as long as they fit all the guidelines, there's no reason to move up.

At 1 year they definitely slow down in growth. They get taller/thinner, but really level out for a while. Enjoy those baby rolls while you can!

The night wiggles never stop, in my experience. i have "active" sleepers though, and it's one of the reasons I had to transition the big girls before the new baby. It's like their muscles need to keep practicing while their brains are shut down. I roll up a blanket and put it between their wiggly legs and my belly, so at least I don't feel every movement.

I wish we had a sophie. I bought one for DD1 and lost it within a few months and have been hoping to find one at the consignment store for cheap, but haven't lucked out. Not that becky is at a loss for toys, after two sisters, but Sophie was pretty great.
post #95 of 125
I'm hoping Kelsey lasts in her bucket until Christmas - then I can ask one of the grandparents to buy her a new one! With the 2nd kid, I am finding the bucket to be invaluable - to the point where I am considering buying a higher weight limit one. I'll be doing preschool dropoff/pickup 5 days a week with DD1 and it just seems soooo much easier to pop the bucket in and out vs. buckling and unbuckling especially come the winter.
post #96 of 125
jennings hates his sophie
post #97 of 125
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jennings hates his sophie
Jennings says he's too GOOD for Sophie!
post #98 of 125
maybe it's because campbell keeps trying to give him our chihuahua's(named sophie) toys that squeak...she thinks "sophie" is a dog toy and I am sure he is confused, cause the dog toys don't taste very good I am sure and are weird to hold.
post #99 of 125
Jen- Those are cool bumper stickers.

So now I'm trying to figure out what to put on a shirt/totebag/sticker/etc. I've talked to a few moms around here, and their reactions were kind of sad, like "Oh, I really wish I knew that was an option," so I don't want to make it sound snotty towards them, but at the same time, I want to make it known to other mamas that this IS something you can do legally here.

We're getting crazy attitude from DH's HR dept for trying to get insurance to cover our homebirth and it's just really ticking me off. Normally I don't care what other people think, but when their attitude means my medical care isn't covered, well, it gets to me.
post #100 of 125
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Gtg- is there a cultural thing going on with the ds worship and dd ignoring? How annoying!
I don't think it's this. H's family is very progressive. I think some of it is that we lived in Mexico when he was younger so they feel closer to him. He's also calmer than the girls so they think he's better behaved. My middle daughter is very hard to get close to because of her issues so I think that puts them out. But really I think it's because they wanted us to have one child and are still steaming that we dared to go against their will and have four As progressive as they are, they still think that we should follow the family's desire. MIL called dh up last December and reamed him out because he was "neglecting this family for the other family (meaning our family)." I really think its because his parents did not like being parents and they just can't imagine why we like it and enjoy it.

Sophie: I like the looks of the toy but am really turned off at the idea of paying 20 bucks for a baby toy. Seems a little much.

R doesn't seem all that interested in toys. She LOVES chewing on her hand, my hand, her brother's hand...but give her a toy to chew on and she's indifferent.
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