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post #41 of 415

Ha ha, thanks.  I'm doing what I have to do.  I would never try to hold a baby and milk a goat if there was any other option!  She doesn't nap very well on her own during the day, so I have to take her with me while my DH is away.  Yesterday she started fussing, which the goat doesn't like, so I popped a boob in and got it done.  ;)
 

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Abra, you are my idol. lol.gif Rock on, girl!
 

 



Nope, no babies yet.  I just checked her again and she still doesn't have any clear signs of labor.  I can still feel the baby(ies) moving, so it probably won't be today (they stop moving when they line up in the birth canal.  I think that the person that sold her to us got the due-date really wrong, which is totally possible.  I'm glad that she's waiting until my dh gets home.  Hopefully it will be this weekend.



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Abra - do you have another baby yet? How exciting!
 


 

post #42 of 415

Just experienced the "my child got mad at me and slammed the bedroom door in my face" experience for the first time. From my two year old, no less. She's got a temper, I tell ya. It's gotta be the red hair.

post #43 of 415

Hey all--I have been having weird MDC issues, and couldnt' see the DDC for awhile.  shrug.gif  Missed ya!

 

Kali - don't be too hard on yourself re: homeschooling.  nothing horrible will happen if you take some time off, or do a lot of "lessons" via netflix or whatever.  everything is educational!

 

I'm taking a break from Facebook for the month of January, and focusing hardcore on both expanding my business ideas and being more present for my kids.  

 

Nik, my 2yo, has gone from potty regression to...well, more extreme potty regression.  instead of wanting diapers, he wants to be naked.  he says he'll use the potty, but then seems to pee on the floor just to spite us.  like, he'll pee on the floor shortly after we say no to him bugging for a lollypop.  he'll also pee in a diaper and then just shed it wherever he happens to be, which leaves me hunting for his pee-diaper while he runs off naked!  really frustrating.  at least he poos in the potty or in his diapers.  small positives, heh.

 

Ollie is sniffley again.  I'm really bummed about this, cause AGAIN he's got the sniffles??  poor kid's sick for the second time in only 6 weeks.  i dunno where he's even picking it up--the rest of us aren't sick.  

 

he was 13lbs 7oz, and 23 inches the other day.  I'm clearing out all the 0-3m clothes!


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post #44 of 415

Kali, Shay politely sleeps through movies when we go. It makes me happy. Homeschool with a newborn is a whole other world. And we were absurdly relaxed to begin with. Today I decided both my big kids must have ADD. 

 

 

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Homeschool with a newborn is a whole other world. And we were absurdly relaxed to begin with. Today I decided both my big kids must have ADD. 

 

 



Oh, man. My oldest is only 4.5, and we are most decidedly unschooling, but I still feel major guilt some days over not doing a single productive-feeling activity. Yesterday she wrote her name on the table with spaghetti noodles, that counts, right?

 

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Yesterday she wrote her name on the table with spaghetti noodles, that counts, right?

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post #47 of 415

Of course that counts! :)

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Oh, man. My oldest is only 4.5, and we are most decidedly unschooling, but I still feel major guilt some days over not doing a single productive-feeling activity. Yesterday she wrote her name on the table with spaghetti noodles, that counts, right?

 



 

post #48 of 415


we are having potty regression with our 2yo also. He does 100% perfect when we're out or at daycare, but just says "I'm peeing" and pees on the floor at home. He laughs and says "I had an accident." He will do this right after I get him dressed orHe says he wants to wear underwear and we don't want to put him in diapers against his will (especially when he's doing so well at daycare, etc)... but we're close to losing it. He also poos in the potty thankfully, but how do we deal with this when it is so intentional??  

 

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Nik, my 2yo, has gone from potty regression to...well, more extreme potty regression.  instead of wanting diapers, he wants to be naked.  he says he'll use the potty, but then seems to pee on the floor just to spite us.  like, he'll pee on the floor shortly after we say no to him bugging for a lollypop.  he'll also pee in a diaper and then just shed it wherever he happens to be, which leaves me hunting for his pee-diaper while he runs off naked!  really frustrating.  at least he poos in the potty or in his diapers.  small positives, heh.

 



 

post #49 of 415

Potty regression here too. We were getting somewhere with her using the potty, but now she's refusing to pee in the potty and going on the kitchen floor. At least she doesn't do it on the carpet. Baby steps, right, Krystal?

 

Anywho, I need some input on going no-poo. I'm wanting to start it this week, but want to know if I should use ACV or just skip it...

post #50 of 415

NAK

 

Boooo, for some reason I'm not getting email updates from mothering anymore. : (

 

I did no-poo for a while and I had to use ACV or my hair was frizzy.  I went back to Dr. Bronner's because it got to be too rough for my hair and it was super dry and fragile.  Right now I am experimenting with water-only and my ends aren't nearly as dry.

 

Bummer about the potty regressions, NO FUN.

post #51 of 415

i do ACV with no-poo and that is what works best for me.  I have "normal" hair- not dry, not greasy.  I can go two days between "washes".  I'd experiment to see what works best for your hair.  It also depends on the ratio of BS/water and ACV/ water you are using.  I've found I used to use way too much baking soda.  

post #52 of 415

Do you think 1 tbsp BS per 1 cup water is too much?

post #53 of 415

I think that is the perfect ratio.  I'd heard to make it more paste-like, but 1 tbsp per 1 cup is great!  That's what I do now.  

post #54 of 415

For those of you who do no-poo, how long did it take your hair/scalp to adjust? I've tried several times, but my hair feels so gross that I end up caving and using shampoo after about two weeks. My middleground is only washing my hair twice a week, but I shampoo the kids' hair maybe once a month, so I know that no-poo can work. I just haven't ever been able to bear the transition period...

post #55 of 415

NAK-

 

Ive been no-poo for almost 3 years now.  For the first 1.5 years I used an ACV mixture that I mixed depending on how my hair felt (greasier, more ACV).  BAking soda REALLY dried out my hair.  After about 18 months I noticed I did not even need to use ACV anymore and I have only been using some coconut oil as a detangler once every few months since.  It took about a month for my hair to adjust, but it was totally worth it.  I have a lot of very frizzy hair and it is only half as frizzy and out of control now.

 

FOr scalp issues I buy Seabreeze astringent (sounds harsh I know but works without messing up my hair Ph) and apply is just to my scalp.

 

 

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We have been working on the potty regression by reminding DS to use the potty every hour or so, and sometimes dragging him to sit on the potty. We use a timer when necessary so that we don't forget and so that he knows it's been the amount of time we said. After about 3 days of this, he is back on track remembering to use the potty himself and being very happy about it. We're getting extra excited too, which may have been what he was after...

 

I have been wondering this about no-poo as well... I tend to wimp out after about 2 weeks also. I work in an office so I'm a little uncomfortable with the idea of going to work with bad hair day after bad hair day while my hair adjusts.

 

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For those of you who do no-poo, how long did it take your hair/scalp to adjust? I've tried several times, but my hair feels so gross that I end up caving and using shampoo after about two weeks. My middleground is only washing my hair twice a week, but I shampoo the kids' hair maybe once a month, so I know that no-poo can work. I just haven't ever been able to bear the transition period...



 

post #57 of 415
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We had a rough patch with the potty with ds1 (2 years old exactly) toward the end of the pregnancy and a bit after, but now he's doing much better.  We are having one accident a day on average and that's usually a half miss of pee where he starts in his pants and finishes in the potty.  He's also letting me put him on the toilet now instead of insisting on using the little potty, which is great!  Less clean up!  We drove to Indianapolis the other day with my parents (2 hours there, hours at a children's museum, 2 hours back) and he made it the entire day with no accidents.  So I'm hopeful we're through the rough patch and on to better times.  Honestly, the potty for ds1 is one of the hardest things to deal with while caring for Avery.  It's good he's out of diapers b/c I would have had to buy a bunch more or do laundry like twice a day.  But leaping up in the middle of nursing or putting Avery down while he's crying in order to hold ds1 on the toilet really sucks, but knowing that if I don't I'll be cleaning up a mess instead.  Sigh.

post #58 of 415

No-poo: oh man 2 weeks is the rough part but it gets so much better after that!  The transition period is difficult, but if you plan it around a time when you can just do a ponytail or stay in the house, you can get through it!  Also, I sometimes put a bit of baby powder (I use the burt's bees kind- no talc) on the roots and brush it through when my hair is looking a little greasy.  That would help get you through the transition part.  

My DH has been no-poo for 2 years and now he can wash his hair every 10 days or longer, even.  He uses product in his hair, so that masks any greasiness but I think that it's even dryer than he'd prefer without product.  I think he was using too much BS though.  

potty regression:  DS hasn't had any, in fact now he started pooping in the potty!  He had refused to do it for so long after a few successes, so I'm glad he's willing to try again.  I didn't want to push the issue when he was so adamant about not doing it.  Glad we got through that!  

AFM: my in-laws are finally gone, which means we have no more visitors for a long time (none scheduled at this time).  It's so nice to have our house back to ourselves.  No pressure to do anything.  It's great.  *collective sigh of relief*.  We're just going to take it easy and ride out the rest of winter.  Mine and older DS' bdays are in March, so that will be the next "big thing" we do (I throw big parties for the boys' bdays!)   Now that the visitors are gone and holidays are over, we can do a huge purge of CRAP that we have filling our house.  We try to be very simple/minimalist and things have gotten out of hand.  I'm so excited to purge and reorganize.  I also got a huge gift card from MIL for christmas to go shopping, so I'm going to get some new post-baby clothes!  I can't wait to revamp my closet.  I hang on to way too many things that don't fit or just aren't my style.  Time for a makeover :-)

post #59 of 415

Interesting report from the CDC - the Breastfeeding Report Card for 2011:

http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/pdf/2011BreastfeedingReportCard.pdf

post #60 of 415

wow that report makes me really, really sad.  

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