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post #61 of 95

He's been a complete fusspot today. I wanted OUT of the house today, so we went out and got lunch and then walked to the fun cloth diapering store... and then it started hailing. He started complaining as soon as we got inside so we rushed to the back to change his diaper and one of the staff's  year old was napping... don't care. So Charlie yelling and we're changing him in the back in the dark by a sick kid.. Awesome. We bought some rainbow leg warmers for Butt Time and went to leave... and it was crazy windy and hailing. So we waited in this crazy over hot store with a billion things I wanted to buy :P When it settled to big snow flakes, we left and went grocery shopping and then home.

 

Dusty left to work and Charlie's been really fussy. Nursing and then crying and sleeping and then crying and then crying. I went to set up the bathroom to give him a nice bath - got the water going, coconut oil in the water and then went to get our favorite red lamp (he adores it and it makes the bathroom awesome for bath time) and.. somehow it broke. My favorite lamp. Glass everywhere. ........ got in the bath anyway. He was very happy. I sat back with my legs out straight and laid him on them, head towards my knees and he just laid in the water and tried to eat his feet for a long happy time.

 

We got out... fuss time. He laid down to sleep for awhile and then kept waking up. (Had nothing at all to do with me beside him on my laptop talking to his father. ... Okay, fine, but I wasn't tired and he won't let me leave and !!)

 

Finally I just put him in a shirt and his new leggings (unwashed) and put him on the floor. He's so happy. Not even looking at me Playing with his toes and his giraffe and my handkerchief.

 

Oh :)

 

 

post #62 of 95
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Becky, I wish that River and Charlie could play together, they seem so alike. River is such a happy guy, but also fusses and cries often throughout the day... weird how that can be true but it is. Sorry your lamp broke, I hope you can get it fixed!

post #63 of 95
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Becky, I wish that River and Charlie could play together, they seem so alike. River is such a happy guy, but also fusses and cries often throughout the day... weird how that can be true but it is. Sorry your lamp broke, I hope you can get it fixed!



Yes! Clear communicators with strong opinions! I think they'd be crazy cute together. We're nursing down again. Done with the floor.

 

He's eating and sleeping like crazy lately.

 

I wish you were closer, too. We could play, too!

post #64 of 95

Oh no, not the red lamp!!  I'm so sorry to hear about your craptastic day.  Hugs.  I hope you're all feeling better already.

 

AFM - going to a baby shower today!!  I'm looking forward to it.  DH is going to watch the kids -- whew.  Excited for the "break"!

post #65 of 95

If you have had the joy of your period returning (yes, that is sarcasm), is it different? Yesterday I spent the day in bed with wicked cramps. mecry.gifAnd I am bleeding more than usual. I'm hoping this is just a one time thing. FYI, this is my fourth cycle postpartum.

post #66 of 95
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If you have had the joy of your period returning (yes, that is sarcasm), is it different? Yesterday I spent the day in bed with wicked cramps. mecry.gifAnd I am bleeding more than usual. I'm hoping this is just a one time thing. FYI, this is my fourth cycle postpartum.



i dont have mine yet- with DD it took a year to return- with that one i actually went to the Dr because I was in so much pain I thought i needed to go to the ER- they told me it was gas and constipation- then i got my period the next day.  Go figure.  

post #67 of 95
Janie, are you near any health food stores? The ones around here carry cramp bark tincture (I use the Herb Pharm brand). It is tremendously helpful. Won't fix any medical issues, but it's safe for nursing mamas and works wonders.

An update 'round these parts - DH is scheduled for his vasectomy consultation next week! Once he gets it out of the way, he can schedule the surgery, probably mid February. We are both SO excited to get to move into this new phase in our lives. Hormonal BC never worked well for me, and it wasn't that big of a deal before. I think we both just felt that if there were an "oops," that it was fine because we still wanted another child. But we are both satisfied with our family size, and I must say that I'm looking forward to being frisky with no wonder or fear attached!
post #68 of 95

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Originally Posted by Italiamom View Post

Janie, are you near any health food stores? The ones around here carry cramp bark tincture (I use the Herb Pharm brand). It is tremendously helpful. Won't fix any medical issues, but it's safe for nursing mamas and works wonders.
An update 'round these parts - DH is scheduled for his vasectomy consultation next week!


I'll look for cramp bark tincture next time I'm out.

 

My DH already had his consult. He just needs to schedule the procedure. Now. irked.gif

post #69 of 95
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Originally Posted by Italiamom View Post

Janie, are you near any health food stores? The ones around here carry cramp bark tincture (I use the Herb Pharm brand). It is tremendously helpful. Won't fix any medical issues, but it's safe for nursing mamas and works wonders.
An update 'round these parts - DH is scheduled for his vasectomy consultation next week! Once he gets it out of the way, he can schedule the surgery, probably mid February. We are both SO excited to get to move into this new phase in our lives. Hormonal BC never worked well for me, and it wasn't that big of a deal before. I think we both just felt that if there were an "oops," that it was fine because we still wanted another child. But we are both satisfied with our family size, and I must say that I'm looking forward to being frisky with no wonder or fear attached!


 I hope it goes well!! :D

 

post #70 of 95

I'm so excited right now. We found a new church just across the street from our neighborhood. It takes all of 3 minutes to get there. We met with the Pastor & his wife on Saturday for coffee and a chat then went to the service yesterday. I think I might finally get some real friends at this new church. They just started the church last January so it is still very small (about 65 members/regulars) and there are several children the same age as mine. The Pastor & his wife have a little girl the same age as DS1 (19 months) and there is another little girl about 21 months, a little boy 13 months and few babies that I didn't meet because they are only a few weeks old and haven't made their first visit to church yet. The boys and I spent most of our time in the nursery room and DS1 really enjoyed playing with the other toddlers, so I think we'll be in there for a few weeks until he gets used to everyone before I can leave him in there alone during the sermon time.

 

It was so nice to speak to other people face to face this weekend, and to see that there is potential for real life mommie friends. And as an extra bonus most of the people I met live within walking distance too.

post #71 of 95
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I'm so excited right now. We found a new church just across the street from our neighborhood. It takes all of 3 minutes to get there. We met with the Pastor & his wife on Saturday for coffee and a chat then went to the service yesterday. I think I might finally get some real friends at this new church. They just started the church last January so it is still very small (about 65 members/regulars) and there are several children the same age as mine. The Pastor & his wife have a little girl the same age as DS1 (19 months) and there is another little girl about 21 months, a little boy 13 months and few babies that I didn't meet because they are only a few weeks old and haven't made their first visit to church yet. The boys and I spent most of our time in the nursery room and DS1 really enjoyed playing with the other toddlers, so I think we'll be in there for a few weeks until he gets used to everyone before I can leave him in there alone during the sermon time.

 

It was so nice to speak to other people face to face this weekend, and to see that there is potential for real life mommie friends. And as an extra bonus most of the people I met live within walking distance too.

Oh, yay! :D
I really hope it works out, that sounds perfect!

 

post #72 of 95

We just came out of a big snow storm so we were without power for two and a half days and then had to move.

 

Also, we suck at moving. We're on our third day and have to haul everything or throw it away :P Tomorrow we have people cleaning ('Cause I don't waannaaaa) and then Weds they're shampooing carpet and then we're done!

 

So! The bad news is that something in the move has retriggered a painful response in Dusty. He had it all the time when we lived in our apartments and we thought it was a chemo side effect, years late. But then he said after a month in the last house, it went away. And then moving flared it up big time. It's not related to his activity level, that's increased anyway. So we really have to unpack every box (and throw out the boxes) and see if we can find the problem. Which is good, we have SO MUCH stuff. Can't figure out what it might be and I've never been bothered by it, so we're going to talk to our doc for help on that one. His hips, left knee, ankles and a few toes hurt so bad he can barely use them. Says the bones hurt. And he gets chest pains. This is all very bad.

 

Charlie seems unbothered and so am I, so that's good at least.

 

http://charlie.dustywilson.com has new pics and a video of him doing his tongue dance. He's not licking anything, he just likes to waggle his tongue around for long periods of time. Completely cute :)

post #73 of 95
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So! The bad news is that something in the move has retriggered a painful response in Dusty. He had it all the time when we lived in our apartments and we thought it was a chemo side effect, years late. But then he said after a month in the last house, it went away. And then moving flared it up big time. It's not related to his activity level, that's increased anyway. So we really have to unpack every box (and throw out the boxes) and see if we can find the problem. Which is good, we have SO MUCH stuff. Can't figure out what it might be and I've never been bothered by it, so we're going to talk to our doc for help on that one. His hips, left knee, ankles and a few toes hurt so bad he can barely use them. Says the bones hurt. And he gets chest pains. This is all very bad.


Oh no!  I don't get what this "it" could be though -- an item or a chemical?  I hope you guys figure out what the problem is so Dusty can get back to being awesome again soon.

 

How is the new house otherwise?

 

Lyn - how great about the friends and church!  I'm very happy for you!!

 

 

 

post #74 of 95

Becky, it takes us forever to actually complete a move too. Its how DH moves home and it drives me nuts. I'm a get it done in one day kind of mover, and I've had plenty of practice as I've moved over 35 times since I was 17. I'm sorry that the move has Dusty in so much pain. I do hope you guys get to the bottom of it quickly and get get it to go away.

 

I'm so excited about finally making real life friends here. Our previous church (and my only social contact) was tough as DH had been single there for 9 years before we got married and I moved over from Scotland, so they still treated him as though he was single, and I don't fit in any nice little boxes so found it impossible to make any real deep friendships. I'm good at making friends, all my moving around has given me lots of experience, so I know it wasn't me that was the issue. I already feel more welcome after just one visit than the whole 3 years I was part of the other church.

 

post #75 of 95

Your way is the good way, Lynn! Our way is SO bad! Ugh.

 

I think it might be a mold or mildew thing. That's a common issue up here since it's so wet all the time. The new house is awesome. So light! I'm looking forward to decorating for the first time in my life. I want this to be a "grown up" house where it doesn't feel like I'm just camping out. Interested in seeing the yard better but it's under a lot of snow.

 

I was hoping to be doing unpacking this morning while Dusty geared himself up to finish the move, but instead I'm trapped under a snuggle bug while he naps. :)

post #76 of 95

The unpacking can wait. It took me over 2 months to unpack, and I still need to reorganize it all into final locations. Its driving me nuts that I still have to go looking for stuff because it isn't in the right place.

 

Can you get a few de-humidifiers to deal with the dampness/mold issues. Given the climate it might be a good investment. Also if the place has been empty, even just for a few weeks then running the heating etc might really help dry the house out too. I'm from Scotland where we have a very cold & damp climate and just a weekend away with the heating off would be enough to make a home damp. Fortunately turning the heating back on a little higher than normal for a few days really would help with that.

 

For mold I really recommend cleaning everything (walls, cabinets etc) with a bleach & water solution. If the mold is inside the walls then its a lot more serious fix, and something your landlord would have to deal with. But start by cleaning everything and drying the house out as much as you can. Another thing my mum does is to regularly air the house. Open the windows for a short time during a sunny day (at least not rainy day) and let the outside air circulate around the house. Then close it all back up and the house should be a lot fresher. Airing the house seems insane in the winter, but it certainly works in Scotland so it might work for you too.

post #77 of 95

Thank you, Lyn!! I'm in Washington, so it starts raining in the fall and stops only briefly in the summer (actually, it's pretty similar weather to many parts of the UK) so airing out is unlikely, but we certainly can turn the heat up a bit. They take mold and mildew very seriously up here (instructions on identifying and dealing with it are in all rental agreements) and this house looks clear. I think we might have some in the boxes from our previous houses that were crazy mildewy.

I will be sure to do the airing and such regularly, though, to keep it from happening here. A dehumidifier is a good idea. We'll get one and a humidifier and keep them side by side to see if people notice ;) (humidifier for kids when they're sick, I hear that's good.)

post #78 of 95
Becky, do you guys have an air purifier? One with a HEPA filter? I am very sensitive to mildew, and it's so prolific out here. But if you have one, have Dusty run it for 2-3 hours in a closed room, and then have him camp out there for 24 hours (once the move is complete, of course). If 24 hours in the closed/filtered room helps his symptoms, then it's probably a mold/mildew issue, and can then be addressed. He doesn't have to stay in there completely, but don't let him hang out outside of the "clean" room.
post #79 of 95
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Originally Posted by Italiamom View Post

Becky, do you guys have an air purifier? One with a HEPA filter? I am very sensitive to mildew, and it's so prolific out here. But if you have one, have Dusty run it for 2-3 hours in a closed room, and then have him camp out there for 24 hours (once the move is complete, of course). If 24 hours in the closed/filtered room helps his symptoms, then it's probably a mold/mildew issue, and can then be addressed. He doesn't have to stay in there completely, but don't let him hang out outside of the "clean" room.


OH. Smart :D:D Thank you! We don't, but they're everywhere, I'll mention that to him tonight. Narrowing down the problem seemed crazy hard, but that's very smart!

post #80 of 95
I am losing my d@&! mind with this teething nonsense. DD has been on/off hate nursing (bite pull on off repeat) for the last 3 hours. I'm sleeeeepy, she's clearly unhappy and in pain. I broke down and gave her some baby ibuprofren, but it doesn't seem to be doing anything. Sigh. Poor babies.
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