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post #181 of 240
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JJ, my womb is aching too. I totally know how you feel! I was looking at pictures of Ava's birth the other day and just in awe over the teensy tiny baby she was! I want another one so bad. She's so awesome, how could I not want another? love.gif

 

AFM, Ava is sick. I think she has that awful norovirus. She's been vomiting since this afternoon and DH said she's not keeping anything down. greensad.gif My poor monk!

Exactly. That's what's slowly convincing DH is the growing up. Watching her become her own little person with all these mannerisms. She's SO old for her age, it's easy to forget she's not even 15 months old yet. 15 months sounds like a baby to me, but she doesn't act it.    Me on the other hand, I love this obviously, but it's the baby photos that have me melting!

 

I know friends who have gone through Norovirus, it sounds horrific! hugs!!

 

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Thanks for the compliments on the pictures - I'm so, very, very glad I did them. It was on my pregnancy bucket list :) My mom actually picked up those boots at a consignment store for a few bucks (do you have a Once Upon a Child up there?) I love this style of photography, because everyone's personality really comes through - so much about a memory and not just a "shot". Anyway . . . we're going to have her do some family pictures after the baby is born, like maybe in May or June.

I still haven't had a chance to check out the pictures! Too much checking mdc from my phone. I need to do that today. The ones that have been posted on FB so far look awesome!  I wish we had done more. We were supposed to, but the day our doula/photog came over, the house was a mess and the light was horrible and so we decided to do it another day. But then we never did... bblah.

post #182 of 240
Ava is still sick. She's kept a bit of breastmilk and a bit of water down since last night but still vomiting and super sleepy. Will probably have to take her in to the doctor this afternoon. If he thinks she needs fluids, then we'll have to go to the ER for an IV. Ugh.
post #183 of 240
Ava is still sick. She's kept a bit of breastmilk and a bit of water down since last night but still vomiting and super sleepy. Will probably have to take her in to the doctor this afternoon. If he thinks she needs fluids, then we'll have to go to the ER for an IV. Ugh.
post #184 of 240

Hugs Ava! Is she showing signs of dehydration?  I always refer to this list by dr sears.  Hugs!  I really hope she starts to recover soon.  greensad.gif

 

http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/childhood-illnesses/dehydration

 

I'm on the mend!  I'm up off the couch!  Still on pain reliever, but I'm feeling MUCH better.  Thank goodness!  Nora gave me her cold tho.  And Finn has a cough/cold.  Is it summer yet!?

post #185 of 240

I'm starting to think about potty training.  I think in about a month I'll be ready, I still think Finn isn't quite capable yet.  But we are getting close!  I have a new method/guide this time that I think will work a lot better and be less pressure than the bootcamp I did with Nora.

 

Crazy.

 

Speaking of grown up kids -- dude, Finn is like such a big boy now!  He's got a handful of real words!  He says Cars and Woody when pointing to the characters on TV, he says McQueen when he sees lightning mcqueen!  He saw the cars pull ups at Target and ran over, pointed, and said, "ooooh Ligh Weeeen!"  it's freaking nuts I tell you!!  Nuts!!  I really couldn't/can't wait for speech. I love it.

post #186 of 240
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Hugs Ava! Is she showing signs of dehydration?  I always refer to this list by dr sears.  Hugs!  I really hope she starts to recover soon.  greensad.gif


http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/childhood-illnesses/dehydration

I'm on the mend!  I'm up off the couch!  Still on pain reliever, but I'm feeling MUCH better.  Thank goodness!  Nora gave me her cold tho.  And Finn has a cough/cold.  Is it summer yet!?
She seems to be on the mend now. She ate some plain grits and drank some water when she woke up at 1:30 and so far, I haven't seen it again. She just drank almost 2 oz breastmilk so this will be the test. She was still making tears and a bit of urine so that's why I hadn't taken her in yet.
post #187 of 240
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We had norovirus in Hawaii. It wasn't fun but it wasn't horrible, either. I lost a few pounds, which was a good thing. winky.gif Ethan vomited for 3 days, I think, and then was fine. It really was no big deal. Like Carrie said, look for signs of dehydration and/or other serious illness like infection. If that's all good, I wouldn't necessarily run to the doctor.

Ethan wants to join boy scouts because his friends are in it. I understand the appeal but I have issues with the organization. I'm not sure how to reconcile all of this. At the end, I will let Ethan join if he really wants to. The question is more how do I deal with it without constantly making remarks about it?
post #188 of 240

Oh boy.  Can you explain to him your issues with the organization?  If he understands why you can't support it, maybe he will also choose not to.  I would have similar issues with Nora or Finn wanting to join an organization like that, tbh.  And Chris is an Eagle Scout and has said as much.  Not happening as long as we can help it.

 

Glad Ava is feeling better!

 

We all have colds.  Blah.

post #189 of 240

Blah for sickness. go away!

 

I agree with trying to explain to him why you don't like the organization. If he still wants to after that, then maybe allow it. I am not big into either scout organization. No real strong feelings about it, but just a general feeling of . . . meh. why bother?

 

But then, I'm feeling meh about a lot of things lately. Think it's end of pregnancy enui. (or is it ennui?) whatever. I'm excited for the new baby, but don't really have a lot of verve. I think it's bothering DH, who seems very sex focused lately, and that focus is just been such a turn off. Which makes the situation worse. Come baby! Next weekend!

 

I am so excited for a new nursling. That part I'm really looking forward to, I can't believe how much I've missed it.

 

And Annie - glad Ava's on the mend! my mom was really concerned about Gabe, because he got pretty lethargic at one point, but he was rouseable and responded to questions - he just really wanted to sleep. But I figured he needed it. It's just not fun to watch your baby go through, knowing there really isn't alot you can do, except keep offering liquids and cleaning them up.

post #190 of 240
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I have explained to E why I can't support the organization. He's only 9. He doesn't understand. He told dh that I was mean for not letting him join so dh told him that I wasn't being mean. I was concerned about other people's rights.

Girl Scouts is a completely different organization. It's not affiliated with Boy Scouts at all. I don't believe it's a Christian or religious organization, either. I don't know what the GSA official policy is on allowing homosexuals in but I've never heard or read of them being discriminatory.

I'm having a crazy day so far. First, I took D back to the ortho. E bumped him and knocked him off the bed last night and this morning when he got up I noticed that there was a bump on his clavicle as if it were jutting up. They did more x-rays and said it's fine. The bump is actually a normal part of healing and will probably get bigger at first but will flatten out over time as the bone grows.

On the way home, I passed a guy riding E's bike! I stopped and asked the guy where he got it. He said from the 2nd hand store up the road. I told him that it was stolen off of my porch and it was my 9yo's Christmas present. Then the guy started saying he didn't know English well and acting like he didn't understand me. I told him again that the bike was stolen and that it was sad if he wasn't bothered by the fact that he was riding around on a kid's stolen Christmas present. He was just like, "Whatever," and rode off into the mobile home park. I tried to follow him to see which mobile home he was going to but, of course, he knew I was following him. He rode over to two other men who were walking. They proceeded to stand in the middle of street and try to get me to stop so I drove out of there. I came home and called the police. The officer said he'd go over there and see if he could find the bike or the man. If he finds the bike, he said he'd actually bring it back to me.
post #191 of 240

That is CRAZY about his bike!!  OMG I can't believe that!  I hope you get it back.

Poor D.  Boy needs a chance to heal!  Geez!

 

You mean you explained to E that the organization doesn't allow members who are gay to participate and actually discriminates against them, and he's ok with that?  Did you go that far?

 

I have to read more about GSA.  I just don't go crazy for the cookies and how they push them on you all the time.  I was a girl scout for about a minute and dealt with some serious grade A mean girls so I quit.  It was kind of pathetic.

 

Kat - come on baby T!!  Let's get this show on the road!!  

post #192 of 240
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You mean you explained to E that the organization doesn't allow members who are gay to participate and actually discriminates against them, and he's ok with that?  Did you go that far?

Yes, I did and yes, he is. I first had to explain what homosexual meant. I don't think he quite understands what it means to actually discriminate against someone. IDK
post #193 of 240

Hmm.  Has he told you what exactly appeals to him about the boy scouts that he wants to do?  Is it the activities, the outfit, the trips?  Could you find something similar that does those things so he could get the experience?

 

He's so smart.  Maybe he feels since it's a private organization they have the right to do what they want and allow who they want in.  Or maybe he just thinks you're mean and trying to ruin his life.  winky.gif

 

DH just put in new smoke/fire detectors.  I just took a hot shower and the steam in the hallway set the darn thing off.  I was so startled!  LOL at least they work?

post #194 of 240
Ugh, I have issues with both organizations for various reasons. I don't know how I would handle that. But I wonder, if you've explained your position and it doesn't bother him, should you respect his request? At what age should we let them begin to differentiate themselves from us? Not necessarily directing this at you MW, more of a general question.

Ava started vomiting again this morning. She went to bed around 9:45 pm and slept until about 8 when she started vomiting again. She was throwing up stuff she ate last night. Nothing, and I mean nothing, has stayed down today. It comes back up within 10 mins of taking it in. I called the Dr late this afternoon and they want to see her. She's only had one wet dipe today. So we're going in at 7 pm. I will keep you guys posted.
post #195 of 240

:( Thinking of you and Ava!

post #196 of 240
Just left the doctor. She was pleased with her hydration despite all the vomiting. She was also happy I still have breastmilk to give her. She said it's magic stuff! She gave us a dose of zofran to make it stop. She thinks it may be food poisoning instead of Norovirus because there hasn't really been any diarrhea. Who knows?
post #197 of 240

Annie you raise such a valid question.  We're actually running into a lot of deep questions like that IRT Nora's veganism.  She's really starting to want things that aren't vegan and tho we explain our position, she doesn't always agree.  Chris and I have been having lots of conversations about what that means for us and how do we draw the line.  I thought she would be much older when this sort of questioning and ambivalence started, like 8 or 9, and I would have an easier time letting her choose what she wanted to do.  Having her be so young still and not fully comprehending the why's of what we do makes me feel like if she starts choosing to eat eggs and dairy, it's a disservice on my part.  Idk.  Lots to talk to her about and to think about for us as parents.

 

I'm glad Ava seems ok despite the illness. Food poisoning?  Any idea what she could have eaten that was questionable?  Crazy.  Poor bug.  I hope she's up and better soon!

post #198 of 240
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Aw, poor Ava! I hope she's feeling better.

I think we need to respect our children's opinions regardless of age. If it's not a personal safety issue, I think they should get the final say in anything that they do. To me, refusing to let my child join Boy Scouts because I don't like it would be the same as forcing him to play football even if he didn't want to.

Annie ~ What are you issues with GSA? I was a Brownie for about a minute but quit. I can't remember why. I never made it to actual girl scouts.
post #199 of 240

Idk if I agree but I don't know how I to explain it.  When it's a question of ethics and them doing something we fundamentally disagree with, it's still our role as parents to help them understand that.  Even if it makes them mad at us.  We can respect their opinion and hear them, but not agree with it.  Even at 4 or 9 years old.  

post #200 of 240
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Absolutely, you don't have to agree with their opinions but that doesn't mean that yours is the only correct one. You can't force your ethics or POV on another person, including your child. You can model what you think is the right way to live and you can explain your position when it's appropriate but it's not right or fair to force that position on another person. That would be the same as the fundamentalist Christians taking over the government and forcing us all to live according to their version of the Bible or living under Taliban rule.
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