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It's odd that it got bigger. does it also need to breathe? I have never had ringworm myself, so not sure what would cause it to get bigger. I have had athlete's foot, and that sucked.

IDK. I was following some directions i read online. it can spread so i'd assume the patches would get bigger if not treated properly.
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JJ: what's the big deal? IIRC did he have addiction issues? and why should HIS sister have to drink alone, what's the fun in that?

I know! I felt bad for her! People were already ragging on her for wanting a party, and then to all ditch her to drink alone at the table? It was just mean. 

 

he did have addiction issues, but with prescription drugs, never alcohol. He drinks more than i do! (Socially, and on occasion, not in a habitual way). He's never had a problem with me drinking before. I -think- what he was angry about, was that I took the shots, and then was going to in the future nurse Tenley (like 2 hours down the road... ) and I was somehow being irresponsible. (Even though we've talked about the amount of alcohol that gets through into breastmilk before). 

 

My guess is affected by the fact that again yesterday, he came to pick us up (he wasn't at the party initially, just T and I), and it was a pool party, so we'd been outside. First thing he did, was pick her up and start checking her for heat and/or sunburn. And made a show of whispering in her ear "It's ok, you can tell me! Tell dada!" like yes, I had been neglecting her all day and letting her get heatstroke.... ... ... In front of his parents and all his siblings and their kids. Like really? I think we're going to sit down tonight and talk, because this is getting ridiculous. 

 

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JJ ~ Do you all have an agreement that you won't drink around him? Some people with addictions need those closest to them to abstain as well, at least while they are with each other. Maybe he felt unsupported by you.
post #63 of 293

ooh, that whispering would burn me up! try to talk some sense into him. And seriously, it cannot be as hot as what I have had the kids in all this last week - 100+ temps - we stay shaded when we can, or in the water, use sunscreen when appropriate and stay hydrated.

 

The worst I've had happen from drinking and breastfeeding is a baby sleep a little better :) not a bad side effect, IMHO LOL.

 

what is it about kids napping that makes me want to nap, rather than be productive?

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He drinks more than i do! (Socially, and on occasion, not in a habitual way). He's never had a problem with me drinking before.

Well, that negates my guess at why he's mad. I don't get it, then. Is he jealous of the closeness between you and T? Even if he is, that's no excuse for that kind of behavior.

I had to talk to my dh the other day because he kept making negative comments about things that D was doing right to him. Not mean but things like when I'd try to get D to do something and he wouldn't, dh would say something like, "Why should I do what you say? That's no fun." as if he were D. Just because he can't talk doesn't mean he doesn't understand every word we say and that sort of thing could reinforce D not doing what we want. KWIM?

Having a couple alcoholic drinks every once in a while when breastfeeding is no biggie, imo.
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Even doing shots while nursing is nbd.  You're right, the amount in BM is negligible.  I think your DH is seriously having some issues, JJ!  Idk why or what from, but all these little stabs at your judgement are really uncool.  I do think you need to call him out on it and really demand an explanation so you guys can work this out.  

I drink wine or whiskey every night practically.  Some nights more than others, but never to the point where I'm like drunk falling on my face.  I really don't see the harm.  

 

re: the head shaking - Finn does it still!  And now he's starting to actually do it to say "no" which I think is adorable and incredible.  We can't "make" him do it, like tell him, "Say no!"  but if he's doing something he shouldn't be or if Nora is, he'll start shaking his head, "No-no-no" really fast when he gets caught until he giggles.  It's so funny!!!

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That's so cute!

 

I am letting Norah make DH's office messier .. . .why not?

 

Carrie, drink for me!

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Even doing shots while nursing is nbd.  You're right, the amount in BM is negligible.  I think your DH is seriously having some issues, JJ!  Idk why or what from, but all these little stabs at your judgement are really uncool.  I do think you need to call him out on it and really demand an explanation so you guys can work this out.  
I drink wine or whiskey every night practically.  Some nights more than others, but never to the point where I'm like drunk falling on my face.  I really don't see the harm.

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re: the head shaking - Finn does it still!  And now he's starting to actually do it to say "no" which I think is adorable and incredible.  We can't "make" him do it, like tell him, "Say no!"  but if he's doing something he shouldn't be or if Nora is, he'll start shaking his head, "No-no-no" really fast when he gets caught until he giggles.  It's so funny!!!

Funny!
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JJ, that would piss me off. These little guys understand EVERYTHING. I hate that grownups think they don't understand just because they aren't communicating with words. I'd probably be blunt but nice. "DH, I love DD. I will not purposely do something to hurt her. It makes me very angry/upset/hurt/ when you doubt my judgement. Can you please make an effort to curb those types of statements/actions?"

 

DD is saying her name. But she's pronouncing it "Ah-vah" instead of "Ay-vah". Her babysitter and my goddaughter both speak spanish and they call her "Ah-vah". Too funny. She's in hog heaven now that the big kids are back home. love.gif
 

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Glad your family is whole again!

It's been a oroductive day. I got Norah in bed without DH here to occupy DS. God bless iPhones! She has wanted to sleep a lot today. I am hungry again. Curse of pregncy and breast feeding, I can't eat much at once, so I am hungry all the time. Yay.

*yawn*
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Glad your family is whole again!
It's been a oroductive day. I got Norah in bed without DH here to occupy DS. God bless iPhones! She has wanted to sleep a lot today. I am hungry again. Curse of pregncy and breast feeding, I can't eat much at once, so I am hungry all the time. Yay.
*yawn*

I can't imagine!!!  Omg I know how hungry I am multiply that times one nursling one growing baby AND my own self -- aye!!  I'd be constantly eating!!!  Enjoy food -- I'll enjoy wine for you!  

 

I tried giving the baby my phone this morning so I could close my eyes for 5 more minutes.  Yeah.  He took it and threw it and it went behind the bed WITH toddler lock still making all the sounds!  Not exactly restful!! LOL I might wait a few more weeks before trying that again!

 

Love that Ava is saying her name!  So cute.  can't wait for that!

Right now, he has Mama, Dada, Nora (sounds like Oh-Ah)...and I think that's it.  Oh and he makes the sound "tickle-tickle-tickle" and it's adorable!  I should jot this down for his baby book.  

 

What else?  Really cruising along planning his party.  MW/Lauri - what are you guys doing for birthdays??!!

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I tried giving the baby my phone this morning so I could close my eyes for 5 more minutes.  Yeah.  He took it and threw it and it went behind the bed WITH toddler lock still making all the sounds!  Not exactly restful!! LOL I might wait a few more weeks before trying that again!

Love that Ava is saying her name!  So cute.  can't wait for that!
Right now, he has Mama, Dada, Nora (sounds like Oh-Ah)...and I think that's it.  Oh and he makes the sound "tickle-tickle-tickle" and it's adorable!  I should jot this down for his baby book.  

What else?  Really cruising along planning his party.  MW/Lauri - what are you guys doing for birthdays??!!

I can't give D my phone. He puts in his mouth and drools all over it. I think that's what messed up my phone at my mom's house when it started calling the police station over and over again.

He's not saying anything yet. Still just sounds.

We're not doing anything big. Probably just a cake and some balloons and just us family. I don't think will even get him any presents. We have so many toys and clothes that more will just add to the mess and he won't know the difference yet. My mom is planning to come the weekend after his birthday to celebrate.
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Gabe works the phone better than some of his grandparents! LOL Norah . . . still doesn't get it.

 

Gabe is finally calling people by name, Mom, Dad-dee, Rah (for Norah) she also gets "ser" (sister) and "silly girl", grandma is "Ahh" and grandpa is "ha". Nana and Grandaddy don't get called anything yet.

 

9 months old today! I only need to try to keep lactating for 3 more months. It is so frustrating, because most of what I read says if you will make enough milk, you will, but if you don't, there isn't a whole lot you can do about when you're pregnant, because all the normal increasing rules are no longer working (eating and drinking more, increasing demand, even lactogouges). It's almost enough to make me want to give up. But I am still making milk, and it seems to be enough with the solids she's eating, that we are OK for now . . .day by day.

 

I am tired. Ultrasound and bloodwork tomorrow! I will have an official date!

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Ultrasound and bloodwork tomorrow! I will have an official date!

Exciting!

Dylan fell asleep early last night. I was caught off guard again so he didn't have a night diaper on. He just had on a cotton flannel dipe and a regular pair of wool shorts. It worked fine, didn't leak, but some of the dye from the wool stained the diaper because it was so wet. I could seriously get used to this schedule. Asleep by 9 pm and still sleeping at 8 am with a nap for 2-3 hours in the middle of the day.
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That is an awesome schedule! That's more like my toddler's schedule - he's in bed between 9:30-11 (big gap I know) up at 8-9, with a long nap after lunch.

 

Norah . . . .  she's in bed around 9, with however many wake ups, and up for the day between 7-9, she takes 2-3 naps that are kind of random in timing and length. Alot depends on Gabe not waking her, LOL.

 

I need to kick my butt in gear, I am tired. I did nap a little with Norah today, until Gabe came in from his nap letting me know he had pooped.

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What else?  Really cruising along planning his party.  MW/Lauri - what are you guys doing for birthdays??!!

Birthday party on Saturday! Trying to keep my mom from going in to complete stress-out mode. I don't want Ava's party to be a high stress. I need to finish her slideshow so I can play it at her party. I'm going to post it on FB on Tuesday on her b-day. I'm making the smash cake and then DH is picking up the special cake on Saturday.

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Yeah, it is a pretty nice schedule. Gives me an hour or two at night to relax, maybe even spend some time with my dh, and at least a little time in the morning. And since he's more mobile and getting more mature I can get more stuff done while he's awake, like cleaning up the upstairs playroom that never gets done. He still wakes a few times at night but it's cool because he just nurses and goes back to sleep most of the time. He has even gotten to where he'll nurse and then unlatch and roll over when he's done rather than falling completely asleep while nursing.

I made cookie dough today. After that Kellen decided he wanted to make something so he made an individual chocolate lava cake. We were supposed to go to a pool party with dh's unit tonight but it has been cancelled because of thunderstorms. I went to the psych for my antidepressant refill and told him I'd been having leg cramps. His solution was to prescribe me muscle relaxers. eyesroll.gif I told him I was breastfeeding so then he said to just drink lots of water. lol.gif

Let's see. I know I had more stuff to share. Oh, Dylan is getting quite the attitude. When he gets mad he screams and even hits! He also scrunches up his face into a stink face like Kellen used to do. Very funny! Yesterday those two were upstairs playing. I ran downstairs to grab something real quick. The gate at the top of the stairs was locked. Next thing I knew they were both walking into the kitchen. Apparently, Kellen opened the gate so they could come down.

I'm knitting baby legs for the first time for the woman in my homeschool group who just had the baby. They are easy and cute. I'm thinking I could make some for any of you guys if you want any. I can post pics of the yarn I have so you can pick what you like. It also occurred to me that I could use my scraps of girly sock yarn to make socks for any of you who have girls if you'd like them. That would help me get my stash down a bit. It's getting quite big and I've got at least 3 orders coming in so I really need to get some of this knit up. I haven't knit anything for Dylan recently because he has enough shorts and I don't want to make pants too far out for fear that he might be too big for them when the time comes. Most everything is wool (Sorry, Carrie.). Some of the sock yarn has nylon or bamboo or cashmere and all of that is machine washable on gentle and lay flat to dry.
post #77 of 293
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Even doing shots while nursing is nbd.  You're right, the amount in BM is negligible.  I think your DH is seriously having some issues, JJ!  Idk why or what from, but all these little stabs at your judgement are really uncool.  I do think you need to call him out on it and really demand an explanation so you guys can work this out.  

I drink wine or whiskey every night practically.  Some nights more than others, but never to the point where I'm like drunk falling on my face.  I really don't see the harm.  

 

 

Yeah - I totally agree that drinking while breastfeeding is NBD. My BIL does this to my sister. Makes her think she's a crazy drunk and feel bad when she has a couple drinks while nursing. Meanwhile he has 3 DUI's eyesroll.gif Their whole relationship is nuts though.......what are you gonna do?

 

 

 

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Yeah, it is a pretty nice schedule. Gives me an hour or two at night to relax, maybe even spend some time with my dh, and at least a little time in the morning. And since he's more mobile and getting more mature I can get more stuff done while he's awake, like cleaning up the upstairs playroom that never gets done. He still wakes a few times at night but it's cool because he just nurses and goes back to sleep most of the time. He has even gotten to where he'll nurse and then unlatch and roll over when he's done rather than falling completely asleep while nursing.
I made cookie dough today. After that Kellen decided he wanted to make something so he made an individual chocolate lava cake. We were supposed to go to a pool party with dh's unit tonight but it has been cancelled because of thunderstorms. I went to the psych for my antidepressant refill and told him I'd been having leg cramps. His solution was to prescribe me muscle relaxers. eyesroll.gif I told him I was breastfeeding so then he said to just drink lots of water. lol.gif
Let's see. I know I had more stuff to share. Oh, Dylan is getting quite the attitude. When he gets mad he screams and even hits! He also scrunches up his face into a stink face like Kellen used to do. Very funny! Yesterday those two were upstairs playing. I ran downstairs to grab something real quick. The gate at the top of the stairs was locked. Next thing I knew they were both walking into the kitchen. Apparently, Kellen opened the gate so they could come down.
I'm knitting baby legs for the first time for the woman in my homeschool group who just had the baby. They are easy and cute. I'm thinking I could make some for any of you guys if you want any. I can post pics of the yarn I have so you can pick what you like. It also occurred to me that I could use my scraps of girly sock yarn to make socks for any of you who have girls if you'd like them. That would help me get my stash down a bit. It's getting quite big and I've got at least 3 orders coming in so I really need to get some of this knit up. I haven't knit anything for Dylan recently because he has enough shorts and I don't want to make pants too far out for fear that he might be too big for them when the time comes. Most everything is wool (Sorry, Carrie.). Some of the sock yarn has nylon or bamboo or cashmere and all of that is machine washable on gentle and lay flat to dry.

 

That is an awesome schedule. A has been settling down to the one nap now. She was going back and forth between waking up early and taking two naps and going to bed late to then wake up the NEXT morning late, take one nap and go to bed early to then repeat the first one. If that makes sense. 

 

A still doesn't really say words either. She does *talk* quite a bit though. None of my girls have been early talkers though. 

 

She also has quite the attitude! Did I tell you ladies I got 2 kitties last week? I know, I'm nuts! lol.gif And anytime any of the other girls or me or DH pet the kittens in her presence she starts screaming. Crazy kids. 

 

MW - Can Dylan go down the steps by himself or did Kellen help him? My steps are way to scary for any babies to attempt by themselves until they are closer to 2 2 1/2. I wish I had normal stairs so I could get rid of these stupid gates!!!

 

Yeah - I would LOVE anything you made! You could get rid of any girly thread through me fo sho! Sooooo many girls hammer.gif

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 Asleep by 9 pm and still sleeping at 8 am with a nap for 2-3 hours in the middle of the day.

 

That sounds like heaven!!  

 

My two are usually down by 9 when Dh isn't home.  When he is home it's 10.  Then nora will sleep a solid 12 hours (sometimes she gets up by 830, sometimes as late as 930) but Finn...sigh.  Finn needs to work on his nightly wake ups.  I don't mind the waking to nurse if he goes right back to sleep.  But lately he won't resettle on his own and needs a lot of shushing and pating and sometimes all out stand up and rocking!  I'm over it!  

 

 

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Most everything is wool (Sorry, Carrie.). Some of the sock yarn has nylon or bamboo or cashmere and all of that is machine washable on gentle and lay flat to dry.

 

Awe, bummer!  If you find you have some synthetic material lmk.  I'd love a pair of 'em.  None of the ones I've found fit finn's thighs.  You know what i was trying to find?  Just KNEE protectors.  Like non slip with like, the stuff that is on the bottom of socks, but for over the knees.  To keep him from getting scraped out outdoors.  anyone ever see anything like that?

 

Ok so party!  I'm nuts.  A friend of mine made up (FOR FREE) a bunch of templates for food, cupcake flags and wrappers, a banner with his name -- all in the pirate theme!  Even some with pirate Mickey and I'm like, so freaking excited!  Here is my pinterest board.  

 

http://pinterest.com/baby_cakes/finnley-s-1st-bday-ideas/

 

The only thing I'm thinking is skipping making a cake and just do cupckaes.  Way lower stress, way more fun to eat, you know?  

 

They'll most likely be these but with a different flag.

 

http://pinterest.com/pin/67835538107956933/

 

And the water bottles!  she made me these water bottle labels!!  

 

PirateParty-4_600x400.jpg

 

 

I picked up eye patches, plates, and napkins at Target today.  I still have to get invites made up (just going to email them) and printed.  I'm so freaking excited.  I've never done a party like this before!  Feels so fun!  

 

And omg.  Just now...Finn took a step.  He went from the bed to me w/o holding on.  OMG.

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Carrie ~ There are these: http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=537825&cmSource=Search. It probably wouldn't be hard to knit or crochet some and then put that rubbery fabric paint on them to keep them from slipping. That's what people use on the bottom of socks and slippers. But he's walking! Who needs knee protectors anymore? Dylan had dark, bruised knees for a long time from crawling on the hardwood floor.

That's a lot of cool pirate stuff. Are you going to do all of it? How did your friend make those bottle labels?

Funny that you think cupcakes are easier than cakes. I'm the opposite. I think cupcakes are a pain and cakes are so much easier.

annie ~ Dylan has been doing the alternate schedules for a while now. For the last two weeks or so, not including when he was sick. he's been pretty consistent about taking just one nap is getting more consistent about falling asleep by 9. I'm not used to it yet, though, and rarely have him ready for bed in time. We used to not bother putting a night time diaper on him until closer to 10 because he'd be up until at least then if not 11 and sometimes even later.

Oh, yeah, all those girls need socks! I'm not sure about the largest size I can make with the leftovers I have. The nice thing about learning to do two-at-a-time toe-up socks is that I can just knit until I run out of yarn so I might get anklets or mid-calf or something in between.
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OMG Carrie! Sooooo freaking cute!!! Can't believe all the babies are getting so big joy.gif

 

 

 

 

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Funny that you think cupcakes are easier than cakes. I'm the opposite. I think cupcakes are a pain and cakes are so much easier.
annie ~ Dylan has been doing the alternate schedules for a while now. For the last two weeks or so, not including when he was sick. he's been pretty consistent about taking just one nap is getting more consistent about falling asleep by 9. I'm not used to it yet, though, and rarely have him ready for bed in time. We used to not bother putting a night time diaper on him until closer to 10 because he'd be up until at least then if not 11 and sometimes even later.
Oh, yeah, all those girls need socks! I'm not sure about the largest size I can make with the leftovers I have. The nice thing about learning to do two-at-a-time toe-up socks is that I can just knit until I run out of yarn so I might get anklets or mid-calf or something in between.

 

I also think that cupcakes are easier thank a cake........although I am along the lines of buying cakes/cupcakes not MAKING them (I know, I'm a bum) and cupcakes are easier to eat since they don't need their own plates and utensils to eat. If that makes sense. 

 

That is cool about just knitting until you run out - I srsly need to learn how to knit one of these days!

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