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post #61 of 272

Yeah now I'm worried about infection and fusion. greensad.gif

post #62 of 272
Poor Levi greensad.gif


Harlan's still not crawling and I've having a hard time not comparing him to his
siblings .. Like Alex started to crawl real good a day before 8months, Ryker crawled at
6months. He hasn't said dada or mama really. He did say mama once but not since.
He loves to stand and has recently figured out how to use me if he's sitting in front of me to pull up
to standing.
post #63 of 272

Ugh!  I'm so sorry you and Levi had to go through that, Becky!  I hope he feels better soon.  I, too, would ask about treating his penis for the next few days while it heals.  I would also suggest you strip your diapers with either bleach or TTO and a good sunning.

 

AFM...   Avery has two bottom teeth now, Avalon had a 24 hour cold that I think she passed on to me, Austin was traumatized by the 4th of July and has had trouble sleeping for days now, our previous renters in Baltimore screwed us over and we lost our new renters b/c the wife didn't like the house so we're back to looking for renters, we made an offer on the house we're in here in Illinois and it was accepted so we have a home inspection today to see if there's any reason we shouldn't get it, dh leaves for the first of two conferences he has this month tomorrow morning and I am dreading this so very much, and lastly I've become obsessed with gardening and am doing a bunch of research about permaculture and edible landscaping for our backyard (once we buy it).  Anyone know anything about hugelkultur and companion planting?  I just joined another forum to learn more... yikes!

post #64 of 272

Thank you, Jaimee. I'll do that. smile.gif

post #65 of 272
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Originally Posted by Jaimee View PostI've become obsessed with gardening and am doing a bunch of research about permaculture and edible landscaping for our backyard (once we buy it).  Anyone know anything about hugelkultur and companion planting?  I just joined another forum to learn more... yikes!

Congratulations on your house, Jaimee!  But I am sorry about the rental; I hope it rents quickly!  My friend has asked me to host a permaculture workshop at my house in August with Anthony Anderson (aka the Raw Model).  You should go on your own little "conference" and come learn more!  ;-)  If not, I'll pass along what I learn!

 

I need some advice on what to do about cribs.  DD never slept in a crib.  For DS, I nurse him to sleep and then transfer him into his crib.  I have to be very sly about the whole thing because he wakes very easily.  So, what do I do when I have to lower his crib?  And *when* do I need to lower the crib?  How do you nurse to sleep and then transfer to a crib that has been lowered?  I am at a loss!

post #66 of 272

Becky, hope Levi is feeling better now. Those high fevers can be really scary. I think the most worried I've been so far was when Owyn had a horrible stomach flu right before she turned 2. She couldn't go 15 minutes without puking, I couldn't leave her side all day. Late in the afternoon, we realized she hadn't had a wet diaper since she got up that morning and she was getting really lethargic, even with us pushing fluids all day long. She would just puke as soon as she swallowed anything. She ended up with a shot of some anti-nausea medicine which knocked her out so badly I had to sit her up every few minutes and feed her water with a syringe just to get fluids in her. That was a not fun day for sure.

 

Today, we're trying to push Greta's morning nap out. Her naps have been so crappy lately. Owyn had swimming lessons for a couple of weeks which fell right at Greta's morning nap time. She actually did so much better those couple of weeks. She wasn't too fussy at swimming lessons, would eat lunch when we got home and went down for a really good nap. So, I didn't lay her down this morning when she started to fuss. I've been distracting her instead and she's been great. Now, we'll see if she naps more than 20 minutes once I get her down. If we can get her onto one long nap a day instead of these 20 minute naps, then her schedule will actually be a lot better for when I go back to work. The way it was, she'd likely be ready for a nap right when I usually get off work. But if we can get this to work, she'd hopefully be getting up from a nap around the time I get off work. Fingers crossed!

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post #68 of 272
Thread Starter 

Anthea, I think you're supposed to lower it to the middle when he can sit and lower it all the way when he can pull to standing.  So if I used a crib, S would be all the way down.  All mine have been co-sleepers, so I don't know how to transfer them the long drop.  I have had luck with someone's advice to lower them so head and shoulders hit the mattress first, and hold his bum until he re-settles, and I also have more luck laying him on his side, but he's a big side sleeper.

post #69 of 272
Thread Starter 

Oh, and we so can't get rid of the morning nap yet.  S takes a 20-40 minute nap at 9 or 10 and a 2 hour nap around noon.  He is a total grouch if I try to keep him up all morning.

 

Jaimee, man, you have a lot of crap going on right now.

post #70 of 272
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Originally Posted by seraf View Post

Anthea, I think you're supposed to lower it to the middle when he can sit and lower it all the way when he can pull to standing.  So if I used a crib, S would be all the way down.  All mine have been co-sleepers, so I don't know how to transfer them the long drop.  I have had luck with someone's advice to lower them so head and shoulders hit the mattress first, and hold his bum until he re-settles, and I also have more luck laying him on his side, but he's a big side sleeper.


Thank you!  I had better lower it to the middle, then, but I think we are a ways off until he'll pull up.  The problem is I'm so stinkin' short!!! 

post #71 of 272

No end to the morning nap in sight for us! 

post #72 of 272
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Originally Posted by ZippyGirl View Post

My friend has asked me to host a permaculture workshop at my house in August with Anthony Anderson (aka the Raw Model).  You should go on your own little "conference" and come learn more!  ;-)  If not, I'll pass along what I learn!

That would be awesome!  Right now, my biggest hurdle is figuring out placement of the beds and other edibles in the yard.  I made a map of the property:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaimeeandbrian/7527665158/in/photostream/lightbox/  If you wouldn't mind lending your expertise to give me some suggestions and pointers, I would really appreciate it!  I can pm you more details.  :)  I would love to come listen to your workshop, but that's not a reality right now, unfortunately.

 

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Jaimee, man, you have a lot of crap going on right now.

This couldn't be more true.  Our inspector found an electrical problem that he attempted to fix for several hours.  After he gave up, we called an electrician who discovered that the problem is much bigger than the inspector thought then proceeded to go up in the attic and put his foot through our ceiling.  Yes, he put his foot through our ceiling.  So not only do we not have power in the bedrooms upstairs, but now we have a giant hole in the ceiling.  He's patching it right now, but in the process woke up Austin who is now extremely fussy b/c he got a short nap and I think also has the cold that I now have in full force.  So I feel like crap, our house feels like a disaster, and dh is leaving for his f-ing conference tomorrow morning.

post #73 of 272
Oh Jaimee....I am so so sorry!
post #74 of 272

Oh no!  Jaimee, I am so sorry!  When you have a moment, you should look up this permaculture guy's blog.  Seriously.  It might put a smile back on your face!  I know nothing really about permaculture, and I don't know how I'll stay focused on gardening if *he's* the teacher!  But I will endeavor to persevere and show him your yard layout!!!!
 

post #75 of 272

Jaimee, I just looked at the yard layout.  If the workshop is a-go, I will PM you to get details on sun/shade, etc.
 

post #76 of 272
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Originally Posted by ZippyGirl View Post

Oh no!  Jaimee, I am so sorry!  When you have a moment, you should look up this permaculture guy's blog.  Seriously.  It might put a smile back on your face!  I know nothing really about permaculture, and I don't know how I'll stay focused on gardening if *he's* the teacher!  But I will endeavor to persevere and show him your yard layout!!!!
 


thumb.gif  lol.gif  You're right!  And thank you, I would LOVE to get feedback!!!!

post #77 of 272
Thread Starter 

Jaimee, nothing takes a day from bad to worse faster than home repairs.  I hope the kids are shockingly well behaved while your DH is out of town.

 

Anthea, Shay went from sitting up by himself, to crawling, to pulling up in a week.  If you have a nice or heirloom crib look away now... Sawing off the legs to a reasonable height will make it much easier to get him in and out. DD asked for a crib for her 3rd birthday and we cut off the legs and made it into a toddler bed for her.

post #78 of 272
Anthea. Are you seriously gonna meet Anthony Anderson? Omg. Please take video!

KJ is totally over her morning nap, and has been for awhile. Sometimes she's up for 4-5 hours in the morning! Always in great spirits though...

Jaimee, I'll be thinking of you these next few days! How long will your DH be away?
post #79 of 272

Well, yesterday didn't really seem to help. Greta was awake for about 4.5 hours.. happy the whole time, but still only slept for 30 minutes once she did go to sleep. I rocked her and after about 30 min she went back to sleep, but wouldn't let me lay her down. She did get about 2 hours in, but I had to hold her the whole time. I'm thinking we'll try to make it to about 3.5 hours this time and see if it was an overtired issue that kept her from napping well. Not sure if we'll get to work on it today. I'm headed in for a root canal this morning, so the girls will be with DH until I get back. Last night, I had a dream that the tooth I'm getting work done on, fell out. But I was totally okay with it because it meant I didn't have to get all this dental work done. Wonder what my subconscious is concerned about, haha!

post #80 of 272

Aw, Jaimee, I'm sorry. :( That sucks. If it makes you feel any better, With Levi being so sick this week, my house is absolutely trashed. Dishes piled up, laundry, toys not picked up. *sigh*

 

AFM- Levi is all better now! His little wiener is fine, not swollen or red or infected looking. He's still congested, but at least he doesn't have a high fever like before.

We're planning a camping trip for early August. I haven't been camping since I was pregnant with my 2 year old. We're staying for 3 nights and hoping my sister and mom are coming.

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