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post #121 of 659

Just popping in to make sure you all saw our Mothers Day Contest. In addition to three Boba baby carriers we're giving a $300 dinner/spa package for one lucky mom. Contest ends in three days! Get the entry info here: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1382508/let-mothering-and-boba-pamper-you-this-mothers-day/0_100 thumb.gif

post #122 of 659

I just went and looked at the contest... only a handful of people have entered correctly and the deadline is Friday.  There is one standout entry, but I bet some of you ladies could rival it if you're inspired by THREE Boba carriers and a pampering package at a spa!

post #123 of 659

I wish I could figure out how to get words on a picture lol.gif  But I just dont even know how I would do something like that.

post #124 of 659
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I wish I could figure out how to get words on a picture lol.gif  But I just dont even know how I would do something like that.

 

There is a free online editor, www.picmonkey.com and it is awesome.  You can add writing to any digital photos for free :)

post #125 of 659
Awesome thanks! I'm totally down. I can think of a new momma friend who could really benefit from me winning wink1.gif.

Am I the only one who enters sweepstakes and contests all the time? My latest win was a case of organic Mac and cheese, lol.
post #126 of 659

From ACOG (The American Congress of OBs and GYNs):

Results of a first-of-its-kind study on adverse effects of Pitocin in newborns

 

http://www.acog.org/About_ACOG/News_Room/News_Releases/2013/Study_Finds_Adverse_Effects_of_Pitocin_in_Newborns#.UYlcHyRSVBs.facebook

post #127 of 659
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I wish I could figure out how to get words on a picture lol.gif  But I just dont even know how I would do something like that.


It doesn't have to be electronic, and frankly I think you'll have a better chance of winning if it isn't.  Notice the one post that has Mothering on fabric flags?  Yeah, that's the main contender, IMO.  So do something creative like that... rocks in the sand or dirt?  Sticks on the grass?  Dandelion heads on the grass?  Legos?

post #128 of 659


Round two. He's very snotty with a productive cough. I blame my sister for this one. Her kiddo was doing the same thing and I told her to keep him away but she says it was just allergies. Now he's on antibiotics for an ear infection plus he had this cold. I'm a little pissed at her for blatantly disregarding my wishes, though not surprised. Luckily he just had his ears checked when we went in for his fever, so I know his ears are okay.
post #129 of 659
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Round two. He's very snotty with a productive cough. I blame my sister for this one. Her kiddo was doing the same thing and I told her to keep him away but she says it was just allergies. Now he's on antibiotics for an ear infection plus he had this cold. I'm a little pissed at her for blatantly disregarding my wishes, though not surprised. Luckily he just had his ears checked when we went in for his fever, so I know his ears are okay.


Awww ... hope he feels better soon.  It is so hard when they don't feel well.. *hugs*

 

I can't stop sneezing ... even taking something for allergies is not helping :(  I was up most of the night, and everything is itchy.  I am taking Reactine.  Any other suggestions for alternatives?

post #130 of 659

I've tried most allergy meds at one point or another and I have to say that the steroid nasal inhalers work the best for me.  I hate the idea of a steroid, but it is tissue specific and I take it as infrequently as possible.  Flonase is probably the most commonly prescribed.  Rhinocort is the safest while pg and bfing.  You could try nasalcrom, it is non-steroidal, but it didn't work for me.  You could also try acupuncture- works for quite a few people I know, but not for me.  And then there are the homeopathic allergy solutions you could try that are specific to your region of the country.

post #131 of 659
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I've tried most allergy meds at one point or another and I have to say that the steroid nasal inhalers work the best for me.  I hate the idea of a steroid, but it is tissue specific and I take it as infrequently as possible.  Flonase is probably the most commonly prescribed.  Rhinocort is the safest while pg and bfing.  You could try nasalcrom, it is non-steroidal, but it didn't work for me.  You could also try acupuncture- works for quite a few people I know, but not for me.  And then there are the homeopathic allergy solutions you could try that are specific to your region of the country.

Thanks Jaimee, I will look into it!
post #132 of 659

Aww poor Conner. greensad.gif I hope he feels better soon.

 

I'm sick over here too. Nobody else in my house is ill. Maybe I got a delayed onset of Sora's cold from a few weeks ago... I hate being sick when the weather is so nice and I have a lot to do. I don't want to be weak and crabby on Mother's Day! I'm just trying to make it through the work week in one piece right now. I feel faint.

 

For the working parents out there--- do your children want you to take them outside every.single.evening when you come home? I'm hungry and tired after work, and Sora demands that I take her outside. It's maddening sometimes... DH and I made her sit at the table while we ate dinner last night and she refused to eat. She screamed and cried the whole time, angry that she was restrained in her high chair, wanting to go outside. I barely held it together. Seems like we're having the "terrible 2's" now. She is tantruming all the freakin' time. I don't know what's normal for her age anymore versus what's just her personality versus me worrying she's spoiled. She won't listen to my directions anymore. She wants to do her own thing. We don't have a fenced in yard, so I get nervous with her out there. She throws herself to the ground crying/mad at the world if I stop her from running into the road. UGH! --going nuts--

post #133 of 659
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Aww poor Conner. greensad.gif I hope he feels better soon.

 

I'm sick over here too. Nobody else in my house is ill. Maybe I got a delayed onset of Sora's cold from a few weeks ago... I hate being sick when the weather is so nice and I have a lot to do. I don't want to be weak and crabby on Mother's Day! I'm just trying to make it through the work week in one piece right now. I feel faint.

 

For the working parents out there--- do your children want you to take them outside every.single.evening when you come home? I'm hungry and tired after work, and Sora demands that I take her outside. It's maddening sometimes... DH and I made her sit at the table while we ate dinner last night and she refused to eat. She screamed and cried the whole time, angry that she was restrained in her high chair, wanting to go outside. I barely held it together. Seems like we're having the "terrible 2's" now. She is tantruming all the freakin' time. I don't know what's normal for her age anymore versus what's just her personality versus me worrying she's spoiled. She won't listen to my directions anymore. She wants to do her own thing. We don't have a fenced in yard, so I get nervous with her out there. She throws herself to the ground crying/mad at the world if I stop her from running into the road. UGH! --going nuts--

 

 

Yep.

post #134 of 659
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Aww poor Conner. greensad.gif I hope he feels better soon.

 

I'm sick over here too. Nobody else in my house is ill. Maybe I got a delayed onset of Sora's cold from a few weeks ago... I hate being sick when the weather is so nice and I have a lot to do. I don't want to be weak and crabby on Mother's Day! I'm just trying to make it through the work week in one piece right now. I feel faint.

 

For the working parents out there--- do your children want you to take them outside every.single.evening when you come home? I'm hungry and tired after work, and Sora demands that I take her outside. It's maddening sometimes... DH and I made her sit at the table while we ate dinner last night and she refused to eat. She screamed and cried the whole time, angry that she was restrained in her high chair, wanting to go outside. I barely held it together. Seems like we're having the "terrible 2's" now. She is tantruming all the freakin' time. I don't know what's normal for her age anymore versus what's just her personality versus me worrying she's spoiled. She won't listen to my directions anymore. She wants to do her own thing. We don't have a fenced in yard, so I get nervous with her out there. She throws herself to the ground crying/mad at the world if I stop her from running into the road. UGH! --going nuts--

 

 

To both Joanie and Nicole-  totally normal.  Terrible twos is a myth.  Every age has its own set of frustrations and difficulties.  Around 2 is just the time when the most screaming and tantrums happen.  Dont expect it to magically happen at 2 and magically go away by 3...or you will be sorely disappointed lol.gif

post #135 of 659

It's totally normal.  Toddlers are trying desperately to assert their independence and when we thwart them they respond.  Sora's earlier willingness to follow direction is rather rare IME  Now she's being normal.  lol.gif  How crazy the tantrum gets and how long it lasts is probably mostly dependent on temperament and has very little to do with how you parent.  I certainly don't think you're spoiling her!   Some kids are explosive (like all out screaming for hours), some kids will throw themselves on the ground and cry for a bit, others will just whine a little, but they all do it.  To me, this is pretty typical of this age.  The terrible twos, for us, were more than just upset at not getting their way.  There are, unfortunately, much worse things kids cook up to do on a regular basis.  eyesroll.gif

post #136 of 659

I'm more referring to the fact that he ALWAYS wants ME to hold him. And when I "give in" and do it, rather than listen to him scream while he's tugging at my leg, my DH always makes comments about me spoiling him. The kid likes his mom. It is quite annoying though. He's doing it right now. If my stupid cell phone wasn't broken I'd snap a picture and show you, LOL.

post #137 of 659

Yep, also totally normal.  My older two both did that until maybe 2.5 and then anytime they got hurt.  My almost 3.5 year old has started wanting to do that again since Avery does it all the time.  Annoying, but totally normal.

post #138 of 659

....and some of you have more than one youngster to deal with.... faint.gif

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....and some of you have more than one youngster to deal with.... faint.gif


truedat.gif   I try to make myself think of the future when I'll be the one wanting them to come to me for hugs and holding and they'll be pushing me away.  Why is it so hard to appreciate the good parts of each phase when you're in it?  Sigh...

post #140 of 659
Jasper wants to be outside 24/7. We do as much as we can. We don't make him sit in a high chair anymore. We got a cheap kid table and chairs from ikea that is next to ours. He starts out there, then usually ends up wandering. Oh well. Not my number one battle. Um... He wants dh to carry him all the time. He knows I won't, so he doesn't bug me as much. I find with him that if I am consistent, he gets the picture in a few days.

Nicole, I'm your dh here, lol. Dh always gives in and carries J around, but then he complains. I tell him that if he didn't give in every single time, things might change. Dh secretly loves carrying him around I think.

So I am not going to see Jasper from Friday morning to Sunday around 12-1 because of my girl scout camping trip. I'm sad. I'm going to miss him so much. Seriously. Blah.
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