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post #261 of 361
Gabe is so rarely sick, trying to figure out what's wrong, and do I just leave him be, or push him to eat/drink? He's sleepy, running a low fever (guessing no more than 100; he won't hold still) doesn't want to eat or drink. Just says he's sad. Ugh. I am supposed to go into work tOmottow and don't want to leave DH with a sickie.

Carrie greensad.gif its several months away yet, you never know what may happen between now and then!
post #262 of 361
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Thanks for the links for boots. I'm really looking for some soft-soled ones. I don't want anything to big and clunky. I doubt he could actually walk in anything like that. Everything is so expensive, too. I wouldn't mind spending $30-40 if they were going to be used for more than one baby but it's hard when I know they'll only be worn maybe a handful of times this one season.

I found these on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Molehill-Kids-Sno-Mocs-Silver-Toddler/dp/B001AZXWBS/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1KCOZXHKZK4J6&coliid=I1YTQ6OK8I1LLS

http://www.amazon.com/Robeez-Soft-Soles-Lil-Snow/dp/B004UOTPKI/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1KCOZXHKZK4J6&coliid=ING62AHR1YF59

The Robeez ones say 6-12 months but the measurements appear like they would fit Dylan's foot. Maybe I'm not measuring him correctly.

These are more like it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/320855221487?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

I've sent a message to the seller asking if they have measurements because I'm not sure if I should get the 12-18 or 18-24 month size. Dylan will be 18 months in Januray and these would most likely be worn in January/February.
post #263 of 361

Thanks for the link to the kellymom stuff akind1. That's pretty much what I've been doing already. I only give her 2 oz of BM in her bottle at a time so it's not too much on her stomach at once. Her milk is always room temp because it's what I've previously pumped and left out for her to drink. When I called the nurse yesterday morning, she was trying to convince me to not give her breastmilk. I just ignored her. She wasn't crying when she woke up from her nap so that was good. She did have a wet dipe but her urine was so concentrated that the dipe was yellow where she had peed. I was able to get her to eat a few noodles in broth and drink water as well as breastmilk. She was playing some and even laughed when she farted so I think she'll be ok. eyesroll.gif I'll reassess tonight when I get home from work. She's such a hard stick when she's hydrated, I can't imagine how it would be for them to try to start an IV when she's dehydrated. greensad.gif The nurse said that this virus is lasting a while so I'm going to keep trying to ride it out.
 

post #264 of 361
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My mom answered me. She said something about a timeshare that has up to 6 bedrooms, a couple fold out sofas and two living areas/kitchens. I think that's the one I told you all about initially that is across Ocean Blvd. so we'd have to drive to the beach. That probably wouldn't be a problem since they have shuttles and a private parking area with cabana across the street from the beach. Of course, it would probably be easier if we were right there but that's ok.
I think I prefer all of us being in the same place together. I really liked hanging out with everyone together. I felt a little left out having to go to my family unit to eat and whatnot. greensad.gif If we do get more than one unit, I would at least want the lock-off set up so the kids can wander back and forth without us having to take them out and around or whatever.

 

I'm good either way. I know what you mean about the two living spaces MW. There were times when it struck me that it felt kind of segregated but when it would occur to me, it was never the time to address it. The main thing that struck me about the condo I found was the smallish living room but if the bedrooms have TVs, then maybe the kids could watch TV in the bedrooms and we could just leave the living room for toys and hanging out. I remember one time when all the big kids were in your unit watching Sponge Bob and the grownups were in the other unit talking. If we only had one TV, then it would be kind of  hard to have convos while Patrick and Sponge Bob were having convos! lol.gif Also that condo would only have room for four families. I really want Baby_Cakes to be able to come too!

post #265 of 361
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If there was only one TV in the living room and we were there talking, it wouldn't be on. I talked to the boys about that before we left. They always have the option of watching Netflix on the computer.

I really want Carrie to come, too. I wonder how long we can wait before booking something.

Why in the world would a nurse tell you to stop giving Ava breastmilk?
post #266 of 361
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If there was only one TV in the living room and we were there talking, it wouldn't be on. I talked to the boys about that before we left. They always have the option of watching Netflix on the computer.
I really want Carrie to come, too. I wonder how long we can wait before booking something.
Why in the world would a nurse tell you to stop giving Ava breastmilk?

 

She said something along the lines of milk being hard on the stomach. Which would be true if it were cow's milk but I specifically said breastmilk. She was also trying to make sure that I wasn't treating her fever if it was just a low-grade so I think they just have to deal with the lowest common denominator, you know? Ava's pedi and regular phone nurse knows that I wouldn't do something like that but this was a Sunday morning nurse.

post #267 of 361
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Ah, gotcha. Yeah, dairy is not good for an upset stomach. I guess that just goes to show how much misinformation there is about the different types of milk.
post #268 of 361
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The place my mom is talking is on the other side of the main road that goes all along the Grand Strand. I guess that's not Ocean Blvd. What's the main road there? Across the street from the beach is pretty much the same as on the beach but 14 stories up to me, relatively easy and quick walking distance. I think the place Annie linked to is in a building on the beach but maybe on an upper floor.
I don't want to spend much at all on the boots for Dylan. He'll probably only wear them a handful of times, if at all. There are for jic in snows here, which it may not at all. How much is 27 CAD in USD? I think those are way too big, anyway. The smallest is 155 mm while his feet are only about 115 mm.

Yeah agreed, if you can't walk out onto the beach, then it's no different from being across the street. Though the view was nice!

 

I think the US/CAD $ are almost on par right now. I thought the boots would be too big, but a friend just bought them for her daughter who is the same age as Dylan, and she said they were big enough to put a pair of thick socks on under and have a bit of room, but really not as big as you would think. Another friend whose daughter will be 2 in Jan, had to return hers and buy the mediums. 

 

But yeah, I get the conundrum of spending $30 on a pair of boots that may be worn only once or twice. 

 

 

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Ava is still really sick! I'm trying not to freak out because I know it just needs to run its course but I just want to take her to the pedi and say make it better! She won't drink gatorade or coconut water. She keeps some milk down but then throws up other times. She hasn't had a wet dipe since I changed her at 5 AM. Still spiking fevers, sleeping a lot. I was able to get some noodles and chicken broth in her last night. If she wakes up before I go to work, I'll try that again. She took 2 oz of milk before she went to sleep about an hour ago and it's stayed down. She hasn't vomited since 5 AM so she's kept a total of 7 oz down. That's good, right?

:(  It sounds like form your next posts she's doing slightly better, but how scary!  Sick babies all over the place. Kat, I hope Gabe's passes quick! Ten is at the end of a sickness, but it's just runny nose and stuff up now, no fever or altered behavior or anything. 

 

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Thanks for the links for boots. I'm really looking for some soft-soled ones. I don't want anything to big and clunky. I doubt he could actually walk in anything like that. Everything is so expensive, too. I wouldn't mind spending $30-40 if they were going to be used for more than one baby but it's hard when I know they'll only be worn maybe a handful of times this one season.
I found these on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Molehill-Kids-Sno-Mocs-Silver-Toddler/dp/B001AZXWBS/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1KCOZXHKZK4J6&coliid=I1YTQ6OK8I1LLS
http://www.amazon.com/Robeez-Soft-Soles-Lil-Snow/dp/B004UOTPKI/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1KCOZXHKZK4J6&coliid=ING62AHR1YF59
The Robeez ones say 6-12 months but the measurements appear like they would fit Dylan's foot. Maybe I'm not measuring him correctly.
These are more like it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/320855221487?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
I've sent a message to the seller asking if they have measurements because I'm not sure if I should get the 12-18 or 18-24 month size. Dylan will be 18 months in Januray and these would most likely be worn in January/February.

FWIW, the socks you sent Tenley fit her approx the same as the 6-12m robeez she has, maybe a tiny bit smaller? I don't know if you tried those on Dylan or not before sending them. 

 

 

Spent almost 2 hours outside and took a bunch of pictures. I don't know if any of them are any good yet, but we'll see. 

 

 

For pictures here, the only thing like the JC Penny ones, are more similar quality to walmart. We've done them before, and they're... eh. I really want some good outdoors ones, but something in a nice studio would be ok too. I know a couple people who are in the beginning stages of their photog businesses, so I might ask them. 

post #269 of 361
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For pictures here, the only thing like the JC Penny ones, are more similar quality to walmart. We've done them before, and they're... eh. I really want some good outdoors ones, but something in a nice studio would be ok too. I know a couple people who are in the beginning stages of their photog businesses, so I might ask them. 

I think this really depends on the individual photographer. I had some photos done by an individual place and they weren't so great. I had some done at Sears and at one PictureMe Portraits (Walmart) that were crap. I went to this other PictureMe (a different Walmart) and have gotten really good ones every time. That's where I got those pg photos.
post #270 of 361

Yeah the ones here (and I know lots of people that have done walmart ones) are more like... the school picture type. Choose a background, sit, smile, snap photo, that's it. It's very very basic. We used to have more options with stores that did them, but it's narrowed down a lot. 

post #271 of 361

We spoke with the manager at our JCPenney  - she's the one that does all of our studio stuff - and she said alot of the in-store studios (Walmart, JCPenney, etc) are shutting down. People generally aren't spending the money on that stuff right now. She used to manage the Pictureme, but switched to JCPenney. Her studio is one of the few - maybe the only - in our area that was turning a profit, and therefore the only JCPenney one in the area that remained open. I really like her, she does a good job and has patience with the kids.

 

Gabe is cooler now than he was last night. he did drink some water and sprite and has slept well. So that's something. He had loose stools over the weekend, but was generally himself otherwise, woke up fine Monday morning, ate, drank, played at Kindermusik, but afterwards turned into a listless mess. He's only puked once. And it was the chocolate milk that came up (which I wouldn't have given him, but I didn't know at the time his stomach bothered him. He was just sad and limp) I so hope he's better today! And that Norah doesn't get it.

 

She nursed almost constantly last night. I need coffee.

 

I want Carrie to come! It's hard to say when we need to book - I think the true spring/early summer deals won't come out until after the first of the year. In the meantime keep an eye on groupon/living social, etc, often they have vacation deals that are pretty awesome.

 

Carrie: can we help you house hunt???

 

MW: do you know what size shoe Dylan is in? I never can go by the monthly sizes for my kids.

 

Glad Ava is doing better! she is such a smart cookie!

 

JJ: def hit up your photog friends.

 

My doula has got a new camera and is taking some more photography classes -she can't wait to get pics of the birth. I mostly want after birth pictures, but maybe she can get some good labor ones too. This is my last baby, and why not? Need to ask about prices and payment . . . it's a little weird since we are now good friends. I'd *love* if she did part of it pro bono but I don't want to ask for it.

post #272 of 361

I think Ava has turned the corner. No vomiting overnight but fever spike around 5 AM. Just a third of a dose of motrin brought it down though. When she woke up around 9 AM, she wanted milk right away and then she signed potty so I took her and she did peeps and poops in the potty and was very proud of herself. She started signing eat so I made some scrambled eggs and she's been scarfing them down. Hope I don't regret that later on! 

post #273 of 361

Annie - good news all round! so glad she is perking up !

post #274 of 361
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I think Ava has turned the corner. No vomiting overnight but fever spike around 5 AM. Just a third of a dose of motrin brought it down though. When she woke up around 9 AM, she wanted milk right away and then she signed potty so I took her and she did peeps and poops in the potty and was very proud of herself. She started signing eat so I made some scrambled eggs and she's been scarfing them down. Hope I don't regret that later on! 

 

Hunger and peeps and poops are good signs!!!  Hooray for feeling better!

 

AFM - I'm apparently on a shopping spree today.  I ordered a video monitor and ... I bought a BabyHawk!  (I did use a coupon and got 20% off both which saved me $45 combined, and had free shipping thru amazon prime).  I also got Sunbutter to try and a bottle of Bac Out b/c I hear Good Things.

THEN I went to the mall to return a dress and a pair of shoes I bought a few months ago (I only had 2 days left to return them!) and ended up shopping.  I went into Brighton and built myself a charm bracelet!  I've been meaning to do it for awhile, just a little something for me.  $105!  I love it though.  Hopefully chris doesn't flip on me when he gets the bill!  Gulp.

 

Normally I run bigger purchases by him first.  But.  Like I said whatever.  I'm feeling unappreciated lately, I think.  I realized it today when I got frustrated over something this morning that I do honestly feel like I give, give, give, and 99% of the time I feel like I'm talking to a wall.  Nobody listens to me.  Nobody asks me how I feel or what I'm thinking.  Ever.  It's hard!  Need to work on that I think.  But in the meantime retail therapy will help!  

post #275 of 361
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I want Carrie to come! It's hard to say when we need to book - I think the true spring/early summer deals won't come out until after the first of the year. In the meantime keep an eye on groupon/living social, etc, often they have vacation deals that are pretty awesome.

 

Carrie: can we help you house hunt???

 

 

 

 

My doula has got a new camera and is taking some more photography classes -she can't wait to get pics of the birth. I mostly want after birth pictures, but maybe she can get some good labor ones too. This is my last baby, and why not? Need to ask about prices and payment . . . it's a little weird since we are now good friends. I'd *love* if she did part of it pro bono but I don't want to ask for it.

 

You are too sweet!  Really the biggest thing right now is getting OUR house ready to sell.  :-/  It's slow moving.  We are both working hard at our own projects but it's overwhelming how many little things we need to do.  Hoping to list right after the winter.

 

I would ask her!  Tell her you want her to take pictures, and were wondering if she would be able to reduce her price a little for you.  If not, then not, but it can't hurt to ask!!

post #276 of 361

So . . maybe if you you list it right after the winter, it sells fast, and you find another house quickly . . . it might be possible????

 

And maybe if we did September instead of May it would be really possible???

 

next time I see her in person, I'll ask. it's getting about time I would need to start making payments anyway.  How are you kiddos? All well?

post #277 of 361
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So . . maybe if you you list it right after the winter, it sells fast, and you find another house quickly . . . it might be possible????

 

And maybe if we did September instead of May it would be really possible???

 

next time I see her in person, I'll ask. it's getting about time I would need to start making payments anyway.  How are you kiddos? All well?

 

Yes and even more yes!!!

 

My kiddos are well!  Nora went to school this am and Finn is just a little runny but in good spirits!  He's also choosing to walk instead of crawl which is so insane to me.  I can't even believe it.

 

Sleep is much better these past 2 nights since he figured this out!!  

post #278 of 361

Isn't it crazy to have a walker? Norah wants to run so bad, but keeps tripping! LOL she'll get it figured out eventually.

 

Glad sleep is better and sick has gone away - for the most part - you need some healthy time!

 

Our Whole Foods should be opening soon, I can't wait!

post #279 of 361
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Carrie ~ I know what you mean about all the little things. There are a gazilliion little things that need to be done to our hourse before we can even think about selling or renting it. I've been making a running list. DH says he wants to do it all himself but hasn't even started. I don't know what he's thinking.

Annie ~ I'm glad Ava is feeling better.

Kat ~ I don't use regular shoes so I don't know what size Dylan is in. He's wearing 12-18 month size Robeez right now. I don't know how those compare. But, a friend lent me a pair of winter boots that will work so I'm set. I don't have to buy anything!
post #280 of 361

RE: house stuff, I don't know. Depending on your market, you could just do some basic cleaning/decluttering and put it on the market as-is. Let the new owners deal w/the "problems".

 

RE: when to book our trip. There is a school of thought that when renting condos/beach houses, if you wait until the last minute and then find a house that has a week unrented, call the owners and work out a deal. My friend did that a couple of years ago. They had a wedding to go to in OBX the second week of May. He called this owner like two weeks before the trip and got this huge house for $1k for the whole week. Here's the house: http://www.twiddy.com/homes/corolla/pine-island/sea-gem.aspx Seriously, this place was amazing. I'd love to stay there again. But not as easy for everyone to get to. But my point is there can be value in waiting until the last minute. And late April/early May is a good time to get deals. It's past spring break time for public schools but before public schools get out for the summer. So there are almost always houses unrented.

 

Ava has invented a sign and I don't know what it means. She cocks her head to the left, holds up her right hand and pinches her fingers together and kind of moves her hand up and down while saying "Umm? Umm?" She was doing it this morning and I was just guessing what she may want and I asked her if she wanted to take a shower and she stopped doing it and started crawling towards the bathroom. But that sign doesn't look like the sign I use when I ask her if she wants to take a bath/shower. Any ideas?
 

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