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post #101 of 659

Two of my kids have underbites, one over, but as the get older it seems to improve some.  One dentist we talked with said kids sometimes get one parent's top jaw and the other's bottom resulting in a bite that is off.  He also said that as the jaws grow they may align differently.  Dd's has definitely improved to almost touching teeth instead of under.

post #102 of 659
I second what Jaimee said- my ODD had a terrible over bite that we were told would require braces by age 8. Last week at the dentist we were told it had almost completely self corrected.
post #103 of 659

Mal, your turn for the spotlight!

post #104 of 659

I know some of you are having snow still...but we have had a beautiful weekend and are supposed to have a beautiful week.  The only downside is B's already terrible allergies are so awful that yesterday one of her eyes swelled shut until I gave her a dos of Benedryl on top of her normal Zyrtec. 

 

Of course our next rainy day is supposed to be Sunday, and thats the day my kids are running a 5k eyesroll.gif

post #105 of 659

We certainly haven't had snow. I think the last time it snowed was Jan 2011. However, we have been having a break from spring in GA (which is like summer to most of you- 80s in the afternoon). It's been raining for a few days now, so that's cooled things down to the 60s. For us, that means we can break out the jeans and sweaters again. Woo! The unbearable heat will be upon us soon.

 

This weekend, I'm taking my girl scout troop camping. They are between 5 and 8 years old. I'm excited! It will be tough but fun. We are doing reasonably cool camping- no attached bathrooms, no kitchen. We will be cooking our food over a camp fire and doing dishes outside. Plenty of hiking and learning outdoor skills. I'm pumped. Though I must admit that I'd rather spend mother's day drinking wine in the bathtub, but that's never going to happen!

post #106 of 659

Ooo, Mother's Day!  I had forgotten that was coming up.  I have tentative plans to see a screening of Ina May's Birth Story here in town.  I wanted to pick strawberries at a farm, but since everything is off by 2 months around here there are not ripe strawberries yet.  What is everyone else doing for Mother's Day?

post #107 of 659

It was sooo hot here yesterday!  A record actually - beat the hottest day that was in 1953 for this particular time of year...  it was 28 Deg Celsius coolshine.gif could definitely feel it. We walked through Beacon hill park around 4pm and had Softserve icecream at a diner (you should have seen the line ups at the two windows! ) Oh my goodness, you know you are desperate if you are willing to stand in the sun for 10 minutes to get an icecream!!  They have really yummy softserve - and apart from our little village the only place near the park to get something good to eat.  Anyhow, we sat in a shady spot and had our icecream and then walked home again through the park.  Eli fell asleep halfway home.


Also heard someone saying that it is the worst pollen season in years because of the late rain - everything started blooming/making pollen at the same time, instead of spread out from February onwards.  That is why my allergies are so bad... I finally bought something for it yesterday.

post #108 of 659

Celsius?? I don't speak Canadian...  

 

 

 

 

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post #109 of 659

lol... I don't speak American so there!  hahahaha ... no in South Africa it is also Celsius so I have no idea what that is in your lovely terms lol.gif

post #110 of 659

LOL you guys.... 28 C is like 83 F.  Just think of it like this: 10 is about 50, 22 is about 72, and 30 is about 85 so you can guesstimate things in between.

post #111 of 659

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post #112 of 659
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LOL you guys.... 28 C is like 83 F.  Just think of it like this: 10 is about 50, 22 is about 72, and 30 is about 85 so you can guesstimate things in between.

Way too complicated. LOL Stupid America. Why can't they just be like everyone else for once?

It's been shitty and rainy here all weekend.
post #113 of 659

The term guesstimate is not in my vocabulary, unfortunately. I have to see the decimal points!!!!! Must use online converter.... I'm neurotic like that.

 

Dd1 is the same way... she is awesome at everything in math except rounding to estimate. She's like, "WHY ROUND?! It's wrong! The answer is 323,980, not 300,000!! GAH!!!" It drives her crazy. 

 

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post #114 of 659

We're going to my in-law's for a Mother's Day brunch, and they invited my parents, so it should be a fun family gathering. The extended in-laws are always there. They are a rowdy bunch of beer drinkers. We have lawn golf and bag-o tournaments. Sora will love it!

 

I have a new niece on DH's side. smile.gif She was born over the weekend. Such a cutie.

 

Ash, I'm sorry to hear that B's allergies are so bad. greensad.gif I think Sonja is right about this being a worse than usual allergy season. I've been using my inhaler on a regular basis, and prior to this spring I had only used it a handful of times a YEAR. Allegra doesn't seem to be helping very much anymore. I may have to switch to something else.

 

Has anybody here heard of sensitivity to sunlight that is not skin-related? Feeling ill when in the sun even for short times and when you haven't gotten sunburned? I'm thinking of going to the doctor about it...

post #115 of 659
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Originally Posted by TalkToMeNow View Post

The term guesstimate is not in my vocabulary, unfortunately. I have to see the decimal points!!!!! Must use online converter.... I'm neurotic like that.

 

Dd1 is the same way... she is awesome at everything in math except rounding to estimate. She's like, "WHY ROUND?! It's wrong! The answer is 323,980, not 300,000!! GAH!!!" It drives her crazy. 

 

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I HATE rounding like that, too.  It makes little sense to me.  I would round that to 324,000 for rounding to be useful at all.  But when it comes to temp conversion and no calculator or computer is in site, then guesstimating works fine for me.  My soil/canning thermometer is in C so I get some semi-regular practice at it.  But what's funny to me is that I have to convert it to make sense of it.  I can't just say, oh, 24 C... that's a fine temp for carrots to go in.  I have to know that 24 is about 75 F to realize that it's a good temp for carrots to go in.

post #116 of 659
Anddd... I already have colostrum.
post #117 of 659
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Anddd... I already have colostrum.

 

 

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post #118 of 659
Hopefully this means I'll have a better breastfeeding experience this time...
post #119 of 659

Nicole, you most likely would have anyway b/c you know so much more this time around.  You'll be more confident, less stressed, and more likely to get a good start, which makes everything so much easier.  If you suspect milk supply issues from the beginning, you can also start taking herbs, teas, etc. right away to help the milk come in quicker and fuller.

post #120 of 659
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Originally Posted by Jaimee View Post

Nicole, you most likely would have anyway b/c you know so much more this time around.  You'll be more confident, less stressed, and more likely to get a good start, which makes everything so much easier.  If you suspect milk supply issues from the beginning, you can also start taking herbs, teas, etc. right away to help the milk come in quicker and fuller.

I agree Jaimee! I think when we have our next baby it will be good to have everything I learned with Eli, to fall back onto when nursing. I know each babe is different but I think it is better to have some experience... I had a super hard time nursing Eli because each nurse at the hospital did it differently, it was so confusing.
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