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post #161 of 213
Jess- C used to do those and we would say "oh my goodness, are you ok?" and she would cough again and we would say it again. It became a game. Now we do it with J and he cracks up
post #162 of 213
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DH says he's scared about what the future holds (he has a little sister and he said "when she was 2-3 years old, she just hung out naked and talked constantly, ha ha).
You just described my two year old.

Coughing: my kids have all done this, and I tend to ignore it, or say "Wolf? What wolf?" Choking/coughing freaks me out though, so I just don't want to be panicking every time they want my attention.

Flu Shot: I'm actually considering it this year. With Ella's asthma and my crappy lung function (hovering near 65% on a good day, pulmonologist app in 2 weeks), every M.D. keeps pushing it, and I'm wavering from my usual 'Nope, not for us" stance.

Grabbers: We totally have a decoy keyboard, in front of the real one, that Becky bangs on when she is in my lap. And the days of eating with becky in my lap are long gone - she will lunge herself off my lap and onto the table to get my plate, even if it is pushed far enough away that I can barely eat. She got a handful of pancakes one day, and who can blame her for wanting more?

Oh my goodness Becky has been sleeping like crap. I know, it's payback for all those months of being a awesome sleeper, but honestly, I have no idea how she is awake today, because she has been up and down all night this week. I am dragging, and not being very kind to my older girls. I hate not knowing what is going on with her. i'm guessing teeth? maybe it's her belly getting used to solids? she was tugging on her ear - maybe she has an ear ache? Or maybe, just maybe, she is part of a covert military squad whose primary objective is to test the coping abilities of the average citizen when presented with minor inconveniences. Bad news big brother - you picked a wuss!
post #163 of 213
Thanks for the recipes!

I would get the flu shot when I was working, but not sure I will now. We have never gotten it for the kids (except for h1n1).
post #164 of 213
I feel sick to my stomach. One of my college friends just posted on FB that her doctor says she's "So stinkin' close" (to delivery) but that she's scheduling her for an induction on her due date. For no reason.

I'm going to talk to her, but i KNOW it won't do any good.
post #165 of 213
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I feel sick to my stomach. One of my college friends just posted on FB that her doctor says she's "So stinkin' close" (to delivery) but that she's scheduling her for an induction on her due date. For no reason.

I'm going to talk to her, but i KNOW it won't do any good.
eh, one of the girls on my street is 16 and pregnant and she saw me nursing and was like, "my mom doesn't want me to do that." I know it's kind of wrong of me but I told her, "that's YOUR baby, don't let other people tell you what to do with your baby." And she said, "yeah, I'm going to do it anyway. Who cares what my mom says!" not sure whether that's good or not.....i mean good tat she wants to breastfeed, bad that I'm encouragin her to rebel against her mom.
post #166 of 213
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eh, one of the girls on my street is 16 and pregnant and she saw me nursing and was like, "my mom doesn't want me to do that." I know it's kind of wrong of me but I told her, "that's YOUR baby, don't let other people tell you what to do with your baby." And she said, "yeah, I'm going to do it anyway. Who cares what my mom says!" not sure whether that's good or not.....i mean good tat she wants to breastfeed, bad that I'm encouragin her to rebel against her mom.
I think you're right, though. It's HER baby. And I'm taking a wild guess that at 16 and pregnant she probably doesn't have a ton of money. I can't imagine why her mom wouldn't want her to do the cheaper thing that is more healthy for both the baby and herself. *sigh*
post #167 of 213
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I feel sick to my stomach. One of my college friends just posted on FB that her doctor says she's "So stinkin' close" (to delivery) but that she's scheduling her for an induction on her due date. For no reason.

I'm going to talk to her, but i KNOW it won't do any good.
My sister is due in less than three weeks. I'm worried that this may end up happening. She's SO miserable and ready. I think, though, that after my labor she is more than a little weary of pitocin. And I told her to look up bishop's score. I'm trying to not tell her what to do, but to empower her with knowledge that she may not have otherwise come across.
post #168 of 213
All it takes is me saying I think I'm out of the sleep regression to fall right back into it.
post #169 of 213
Today is the feast of Birthday Vigil, and how does my husband celebrate!?? HE GETS FREAKING ZAPPED BY AN IDIOT POWER CORD AND HAS TO GET AN EKG AT THE MEDICAL UNIT AT HIS JOB. He's fine, but dear God... 25 was a horrible year, and it needs to go die a death already!
post #170 of 213
lol lnf - i remember the 25 bday for my DH - he had a "quarter life" crisis LOL

sorry on teh sleep troubles LNF.

you go tell her triony LOL - good job exploiting the rebel nature in 16 yo towards a positive rebellion!
post #171 of 213
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All it takes is me saying I think I'm out of the sleep regression to fall right back into it.
Oh, Jen, do I ever feel you! Last night was one of our worse yet

I do find Wonder Weeks (got it yesterday!) very interesting, and very helpful. Getting perspective on what is going on with her, and lots of reminders that it will end soonish. We are smack dab in the midst of the 26 week regression... I hope we don't have to wait another month for things to improve though
post #172 of 213
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Today is the feast of Birthday Vigil, and how does my husband celebrate!?? HE GETS FREAKING ZAPPED BY AN IDIOT POWER CORD AND HAS TO GET AN EKG AT THE MEDICAL UNIT AT HIS JOB. He's fine, but dear God... 25 was a horrible year, and it needs to go die a death already!
OH NO!!! Happy new year to you!


Baby who doesn't sleep is TOTALLY SLEEPING LIKE A ROCK right now!

I'm going to vaccinate EVERY morning!

post #173 of 213
Flu Shot: there seems to be a lot of conflicting opinion even in the mainstream medical community. We just don't get it. The whole "selecting the right strain" issue makes it seem like a toss-up in terms of efficacy, anyway, *and* I don't think it's worth it to risk the possible immune-system damage for a shot that only lasts a season. And I worry about long-term risk to society (possible pandemic/epidemic because of declining natural immunity). However, that's an easy position for me to take, because everyone in my family seems to have a very strong immune system, and I avoid group situations (like nursery and daycare). If my life were different, I suppose my choices might be different, too.

Dairy: I've only been dairy-free for five days, but already I feel SOOOO much better myself. I hate that, in some ways, because I dairy, but feeling healthy is nice, too. I just feel a lot more clear headed. DS's poop is still runny but not mucousy. I'm hoping he will improve still more. P&H, I mentioned gassiness as an issue, but I think *all* babies are gassy-- his gassiness is combined with the mucous/runniness, which is more of a concern than just regular "tooting." (I think)

LNF, what a scare for your husband! I am glad he is okay. Dh used to work in utilities, and I was always mildly afraid of getting a call like that.

Also, LNF, how did you learn to bake bread/what's your favorite book? I'm trying to get into it myself, but I need detailed instructions, which I am not finding in the cookbooks I own.
post #174 of 213
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My sister is due in less than three weeks. I'm worried that this may end up happening. She's SO miserable and ready. I think, though, that after my labor she is more than a little weary of pitocin. And I told her to look up bishop's score. I'm trying to not tell her what to do, but to empower her with knowledge that she may not have otherwise come across.
I was right. She said that since she's 4cm dilated, over being pregnant, and her blood pressure is a little high that they're going to induce next week. Basically at 38 weeks, maybe slightly over 38.

I hope it goes well, I really do. I think she may have some pregnancy blinders on. I know the feeling. But I'm living proof right in front of her that being 4cm dilated really means nothing. I went in 4cm dilated with the midwives talking about how fast the induction would go since i was already so dilated and how it would be breeze. 28 hours later I had a baby. Not exactly the super quick induction they were talking about. and instead of spending the beginning parts at home, I was already at the hospital not getting to eat.

can you tell i'm having a really difficult time not projecting my own pain on my sister? I'm trying to walk a very thin line of not lecturing her, since it's her body, but also not pretending like i think it's a really great idea. I'm not sure what to say or do. I don't want her to think that nobody ever warned her or anything.

I think it's really really really bothering me mostly because I tried so freakin' hard to go into labor on my own, and was totally prepared to go to 42 stupid weeks. But because of the cholestasis thing I actually had to be induced for medical reasons. And the fact that she's wanting to be induced mostly because she's tired of being pregnant is REALLY bothering me.
post #175 of 213
No flu shots for us, or any other shots for that matter.

We apparently have pretty strong immunity in our family too. We support our immune systems naturally and don't worry about germs too much. We shy away from using harsh cleaning chemicals to try to keep a balance between the good germs and bad germs. And re:daycares/nurseries, non-vaxed DS1 was 2 yrs old when he went to daycare. The director had NEVER seen a vax exemption in her 20+ years of working there! She didn't hassle us about it though, in fact she gave us more cr@p over his cloth diapers than his non-vaxed-ness! And DS1 never got sick more than a runny nose/cold, and was actually out sick less than his vaxed friends!
post #176 of 213
CherryBomb just had her baby!!!!
post #177 of 213
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, i didn't sleep much last night either. charlie did, but boy, was he squirmy all night! just when i'd get him settled and still, then i'd be wide awake, and when i'd start to drift off again, he'd start squirming. thing is, i'm not sure transitioning him out of our bed will help, since if i don't help him calm down he DOES wake up and start to cry.... and we're back to him not sleeping for long in his kanoe for naps (45 mins compared to much longer on the bed).

long car trip: we're making an 8 hr drive in a couple of weeks. that's before stops. our plan right now is to leave around 8pm, as soon as charlie goes down for the night. but due to his current regression i'm definitely worried. what do you/have you guys done for long road trips to make things better? he hates any car ride longer than 30 minutes right now
post #178 of 213
OH YAY!!! JUST WHAT THIS DAY NEEDED: MOAR JURY DUTY FOR ME!

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post #179 of 213
LNF -- Hope you get off with little trouble! All I had to do was check a box and mail it back. But I totally understand about this being One More Thing. I hope the last few hours of "25" are calm and quiet!

AFM -- My mom who works at Disney got free tickets to Blizzard Beach for us, so we went and played today. We spent most of our time floating around the lazy river on tubes, Sprout sitting on my lap/in the crook of my arm. He loved looking around at all the trees and bushes (my little nature baby). At lunchtime, he was due for his second nap -- so I nursed him and he fell asleep on my chest under a towel. I think that's one of the only times EVER he's slept on my chest. It was so cute and snuggly.

We're finishing up gathering and pricing nearly all the baby stuff for an upcoming consignment sale. I'm really happy to be getting all this stuff out of the house! I'm keeping clothes that make me go "awww", but bags and bags are leaving. Ahhh.....
post #180 of 213
Is anyone putting baby to bed any other ways than sucking? I'm getting frustrated that everytime Anna wakes (Esp. minutes after I put her to bed) she needs to be nursed back down. Bedtime is a 2 hr affair some nights. I'm starting to worry that I'll miss a window of changing this if I dont start trying now. I've tried singing and swaying and rubbing and patting but she just gets more worked up until she gets boob.

Is there why point in trying to introduce a soother again or is that just replacing one sucking need with another.
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