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September

LunaLady- Christina: 9/19, baby boy Rhyko

 

October

Meb2- Morgan: 10/27, baby boy Ezra Ryan was born at 6:46 PM

TTCChloeorConner- Nicole: 10/31 baby boy Conner Dean, 8lbs2oz. 20'' long. 6:14pm

 

Early November

Seraf- Sara: 11/1, baby boy Shay born in the car, 8lb14oz

Mal85- Mallory: 11/2, baby girl Greta

EonJourney- Nicole: 11/3, identical twin boys Ember Trail 5.7 oz and Roam Freely 5.6 oz

SoCaliMommy- Kami: 11/4 baby boy Harlan Drake,  6:48pm at 10lbs even 21 1/2"

MrsKatie- Katie: 11/10, baby girl Catherine Anne was born at 1:21pm.  7lbs 10oz and 21 inches long. 

 

Mid November

Jill the Pill- Jill: 11/11, baby girl Audrey Catharine 6lbs 5oz 19 inches long

miriam_bat_avraham- Julie: 11/11, twin girls

TalkToMeNow- Amanda: 11/12, baby boy Jasper Conley, 12:42 pm,  8 lbs 11 oz.

Paigekitten- Katie: 11/12, baby girl Eowyn Jane, 6:09 pm, 8 lbs 3.9 oz, 21 inches

KayPea- Kirsten: 11/13, baby boy Oren Edward Adams, 5:45pm, 9lbs 11oz, 21 in long, 15in head!

wellforth - Carey: 11/15, baby boy Luca Qrzwin, 9:52 p.m., at home natural waterbirth, 7lbs9oz, 22"

LiLStar- Rachel: 11/16, baby boy Evan Curtis, 11 lbs, 15" head

Xakana- : 11/16, baby girl Katarina Xylia, 11:42am, weighing 8lbs, 13oz, 20"

Krystal323- Krystal: 11/18, baby boy Oliver Davis, UC

IwannaBanRN- Becky: 11/19, baby boy Levi Jaxon, 10:50am, UC

jhsmama11-Amber: 11/19, baby boy Jack Henry

 

Late November

jbk21- J: 11/24, baby boy Dylan Timothy born in the caul

Motivated Mama- Nina: 11/24, baby

dashley111- Ash:  11/24, baby girl Bettie Grey, 7:03pm, 7lbs15oz, 21"

birdhappy85- Joanie:  11/24, baby girl Sora Nina, 3:39pm, 7lb 6oz, 19-1/2 in long

ZippyGirl- Anthia:  11/24, baby boy Bode McGuire born at 6:14 a.m.

glassesgirlnj - Kathy: 11/28, baby girl Annamaria Sigyn Estelle, 7lbs even, 19.75 in, 8:09pm

KaliShanti- Kali: 11/29, baby boy Enoch Noble Grandison , 8 lbs 7 oz. 21.25 in, 11:45pm

Zoopath: 11/30 baby girl Teagan 5lbs 9oz, 19 inches long

 

December

abraisme- Abra: 12/1, baby girl Coralie Katherine, 8lbs1oz, 19.75", 2pm

Jaimee: 12/3, baby boy Avery River, 6lbs14oz, 21", 4:21pm

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Edited by jbk21 - 10/6/12 at 9:50pm
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Omgosh!  I can't believe it either!  Amazing!!

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Nochy had torticollis that eventually lead to plagiocephaly. It does need treatment and will not go away entirely on it's own. I have really notice Coraline's tilt in her pictures..

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I posted this in the August thread too..

 

We do stretches, make sure she sleeps in one direction (the side that stretches her neck) and encourage her to look over her 'bad-side'.  Some days she looks totally normal and other days she'll wake up all crooked again.  We are keeping at it and it is getting slowly better.  The dr's said that if she still has issues by 18mo, they might want to do something more.  She doesn't have any other head issues though, her head is very round.

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I've been thinking about getting a graveyard job somewhere. We qualify for assistance for childcare. The only thing is, I'd have to put Levi in night care, since he's still not sleeping through the night and Billy needs to sleep to be able to function at work. What are your thoughts on night care?

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Becky, why graveyard instead of a day time job?  Michael is in school so you'd only need to put two kids in daycare to get a job and that way you wouldn't have to worry about CIO in a group night care situation.  If you do graveyard you and Billy and the kids will be ships passing in the night.  With a day job- especially a part time job that allows you to be home for Michael when he's done with school, would still allow you time with your kids in the late afternoon and Billy in the evening and you could care for them at night how you wish. 

 

My neighbor was a night nanny for many years and she took excellent care of those kids, but I'm not sure if that would be in the budget vs. a group night care.

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Working at night would mean you have to sleep during the day.  That's the first thing that jumps out at me as unworkable with a baby and toddler.

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I've never even heard of night care! Are there actual daycares that operate overnight?! I'll be interested in hearing more of what you arrange, Becky. I always wondered what people do with their kids if their jobs require night care and no friends/family are available to babysit.

 

Becky, have you thought of second shift? I love love LOVE my second shift job. I never thought I'd like second shift. If I were single and childless I wouldn't, but it works out so well for our schedule and I still get most of my daytime hours with Sora. I go into work around 3-4pm and get out after DH has already put the baby in bed. I work around 20 hours/week between Sat-Mon. It's so ideal. Third shift would be out of the question for me because I couldn't stay up all day watching kids and then be up all night at work!

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Jaimee, I want graveyard shift because it'd be more complicated to try to make hubby's and my schedules coincide. That's my only issue with getting a day job. :/

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What hours does Billy work?  I thought he left early in the morning...?

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Most days, he works from 3PM-1AM. But he leaves for work at 2:30 and gets home at almost 2AM

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Anybody have experience with box elder bugs? I think we might need to call an exterminator. I think DH is trying to just hold out until winter comes and the bugs die, but this is getting out of hand now. The insecticide he sprays around the exterior of the house doesn't seem to be doing anything. Our front screen door is covered in the bugs and many inside of it when I open the front door... Our front porch in general is covered in them, along with the front of our house, sidewalk, grass, even driveway... The bugs bred and there are thousands of babies everywhere. We think they might even be in our attic. AHHHH! I wake up with one in my bed most mornings. I kill about 10 a day around the house. I'm beyond grossed out. greensad.gif I don't like the idea of chemicals being sprayed around here, though. I'm talking exterior. Any idea of a more natural bug killer concoction I could come up with? I don't know if hosing down the bugs would take care of it.... These bugs are immortal, I swear!

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http://www.sciencebuzz.org/blog/beware-boxelder-bugs

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05522.html

 

Hmmm...  sounds like you must have a female boxelder tree nearby.  It is suggested to remove it if possible.  Also sounds like laundry detergent works well.  Maybe re-caulk your door and spray the bugs with detergent?  According to the second site, they will overwinter, so I wouldn't count on cold temps ridding you of this problem entirely, though you may have a break from them actually in your house.

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Becky, 3rd shift jobs with kids are harder than without kids. It really messes with your health and emotions to lose sleep like that. If you have to get child are anyway (tho most people who are up multiple times a night with a baby still work) then do something during the day if that's possible.

I worked nights for 2 years, if that lends any credibility to my words.
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I don't understand why working at night and sleeping during the day would be easier.  Maybe I am confused....

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I don't understand why working at night and sleeping during the day would be easier.  Maybe I am confused....


I think what Becky was thinking is since Billy works from afternoon to 2am that if she got a night job that she would be home with the kids and Billy during the day and both would be gone at night.  But I'm just not sure when you would sleep, Becky!  You'd come home early in the morning and need to eat and then sleep so basically you'd be sleeping during the time you want to spend with Billy and the kids.  Seems like a part time job afternoon to evening would be the only way to coordinate with Billy so you'd need to get childcare for all three and you'd basically only see Michael on the weekends or your days off.    Maybe a job that is only a few days a week during the day?  So some days you'd get to spend with Michael after school and some days you'd get to spend with Billy and all the kids in the mornings.

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Edited by jbk21 - 10/6/12 at 9:50pm
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http://www.sciencebuzz.org/blog/beware-boxelder-bugs

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05522.html

 

Hmmm...  sounds like you must have a female boxelder tree nearby.  It is suggested to remove it if possible.  Also sounds like laundry detergent works well.  Maybe re-caulk your door and spray the bugs with detergent?  According to the second site, they will overwinter, so I wouldn't count on cold temps ridding you of this problem entirely, though you may have a break from them actually in your house.

 

Thank you thank you thank you, Jaimee! Awesome information. DH re-caulked all over the house last night and plans to do a bit more. He bought a fogging insecticide spray but ran out of it this morning, so I told him to use detergent and he is out there right now drenching the bugs with the soap. orngbiggrin.gif He came in for a second and said it's working really well. Yay! I'm so grossed out by the idea that they overwinter. That could be why we've had more and more every year. Oops. Now, I just need to hunt down a possible box elder tree... 

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