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post #41 of 444

I don't want to scare anyone, but I promise we are clean people who live in a nice area!!! My girls didn't get lice until they were both in elementary school. IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU! 

 

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post #42 of 444

Oh yes, lice do not care about your social status  lol.gif  I think its a common misconception that "poor people" or "gross people" are the only ones who have lice-  and while, yeah, they probably have more untreated lice, that is just NOT the case!  You dont have to be dirty to have lice. 

 

My head is itching with psychological lice now.  headscratch.gif

 

Jaimee- I would love to say I would gladly travel to your in-laws town and come see you, wherever that may be (?)  but Im having my hysterectomy on the 15th and thats pretty close!  We are headed somewhere I have never been, near Davenport.  Which I think is like, a little west of Spokane...but I might be wrong.
 

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Jaimee- I would love to say I would gladly travel to your in-laws town and come see you, wherever that may be (?)  but Im having my hysterectomy on the 15th and thats pretty close!  We are headed somewhere I have never been, near Davenport.  Which I think is like, a little west of Spokane...but I might be wrong.
 

Yeah-It's a little ways west of Spokane.

 

I was thinking maybe those of us in W. WA could meet up but it's awfully close to your surgery.

post #44 of 444
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For those who work outside of the home during the day, do you come home and get excited to play with your kids all evening, or do you feel stressed and like you need alone time? How are you finding a balance/time for yourself to manage stress? I'm feeling like a crappy mom lately. It's like I have a complete inability to cope with taking care of a high-energy toddler in the evening after a 10-hour day at work. When I first started this job, it was exciting to walk through the door after work and have Sora run into my arms, and I couldn't wait to come home to spend time with her. Now it's been three months and I'm just burnt out, no longer wanting to do anything but come home and have a freakin' break. I just had a meltdown a little bit ago because DH pointed out to me -again- that Sora is bored and she wants my attention, and I'm afraid I've been making her feel unwanted with my whining at her to stop this, stop that, etc. She is playing SO ROUGH. It sends me up a wall, really. I feel my blood pressure rising every time she climbs on me and hurts me. I hate to use the word fragile, but that is how I am to the touch... I've always bruised easily and have fibromyalgia so I seem to feel pain more when others would probably just feel pressure. So needless to say, I just don't engage in rough contact activity, never have. Sora keeps jumping on me, smushing her face as hard as she can against mine, hugging me so hard she's practically choking me, jumping on me some more, climbing and falling on me, throwing things at my head, kicking me, climbing some more, being an overall monkey, etc. She's getting in trouble at daycare lately because she's being sooo sassy. Again, I blame myself for giving in to her too much and not being consistent with discipline. I hate tantrums. Gah! Have to go, she is climbing on me again.

It's a challenge, that's for sure. I usually have a little bit of energy left after work (depending on the day) so I try to play. But there's dinner to cook and other tasks. I start to lose my patience as the night wears on but it's 99% of the time directed at DH who will spend the better part of the evening on his computer (the initials DH take on a whole different meaning when he's been taking time for himself while I do the cooking and childcare after a full day of work). I have found that for Jack if I front load the attention early on it seems to go better. I pick him up from daycare and he's super excited to see his Daddy when we get home.

post #45 of 444
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Yeah-It's a little ways west of Spokane.

 

I was thinking maybe those of us in W. WA could meet up but it's awfully close to your surgery.

 

 

Hey dont not do it on account of me!  I could always try to make it-  I just have no idea how I will feel at that point.  My surgery became a little more extensive after my ultrasound, and I will have a 1-2 day hospital stay instead of outpatient.  BUT, I mean, it could happen, right?  Perhaps I am really really naive lol.gif  But after my reversal I was taking care of 4 kids in 7 days.

post #46 of 444

Yes, my parents are in Lynnwood and my in-laws are in Sumner.  We are planning a backyard BBQ in Sumner for friends to come by.  There may be time when we're in Lynnwood, too, but my parents' house is not a meeting place.  Anyway, keep me posted if something ends up being possible!

post #47 of 444
I'm close to Sumner, so maybe something is possible, down this direction. How many of us are in W. WA?
post #48 of 444

What about those of us who don't work out of the home and are with our kids all day (even when trying to work)? I love love my kids but I homeschool them and work from home and my toddler still nurses and I'm almost 17 weeks pregnant and I am way touched out! Anyone else?

post #49 of 444
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Kali, I feel you on being touched out. I'm nursing two (I'm not the only one nursing them but they're strongly favoring me these days).

It's nearly 11 pm and Shay can't/won't go to sleep. Eesh.
post #50 of 444
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What about those of us who don't work out of the home and are with our kids all day (even when trying to work)? I love love my kids but I homeschool them and work from home and my toddler still nurses and I'm almost 17 weeks pregnant and I am way touched out! Anyone else?

 

Kali, I try not to remember the stress I felt when I was working from home. lol.gif Sorry, I'm no help. Those were hard times for me. I didn't feel that I got NEARLY the same amount of respect or consideration by DH when I needed a break or help as I get now that I'm working out of the house full time. Heck, and as a SAHM? No consideration at all. Zip. It was an unmanageable situation for me that pretty much drove me out of the house so I could have some sanity. Now that I'm working MORE than DH, oh - and going to school too - it's like I can get on his case as often as I want and tell him when I want something done or need time to myself (ie: skipping past asking) and he just obliges. I don't quite understand why I get more respect now, but whatever. It is what it is. I think some guys just can't wrap their head around SAHMs having the hardest JOB in the world and they just see it as staying at home. Period. I give SAHMs so much credit... I couldn't figure out how to make it work for me. Some days I would give anything to be back at home full time, though. I hate being gone as often as I am, even on the days I enjoy my work.

 

I guess my main issues as a parent who works out of the house are A) I don't have a high energy level to begin with, so it sucks only having nighttime (the lowest energy time of day) to play with my child, and B) my husband works a long third shift so three nights a week I'm a single parent in the evening after coming home from work. Ugh. I guess I should thank my lucky stars it's only three nights a week and not more... I know some people have it harder. I'm just in a funk this week I guess. orngtongue.gif

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Edited by birdhappy85 - 7/4/13 at 11:29am
post #52 of 444

My poor Nochy. After seeming ok upon waking up, for the past 45 minutes he has started crying and indicating that his stomach hurts. He'll stop for about a few minutes then start again. He seems VERY uncomfortable, drawing his legs up, rolling on the floor. :(  He's not feverish or throwing up, just kinda sweaty. He had his normal big kinda soft poo this morning as he woke. Thoughts? Of course it's the 4th of July so his doctor isn't available.

post #53 of 444
Thread Starter 

Joanie, I have no idea what's normal, but it's hard balancing schedules like that.

 

Kali, My boys weren't that uncomfortable with their belly bug. Is his belly soft? I would probably call the on-call if you have one.

post #54 of 444

Kali, I agree, if he's mostly inconsolable and indicating pain, I would call as well.  Any chance he swallowed something?

post #55 of 444

So I took him to a clinic where they told me they couldn't take my insurance. As soon as they said that he threw up all over me and him and the floor. So I felt better that it likely wasn't an obstruction, took him home, and he went down for a nap. He woke up happy. *shrug*

post #56 of 444
Thread Starter 
Poor guy. I'm glad he feels better now.
post #57 of 444

Yes, I hope he's better now!  But in regards to obstructions (not that it is likely an issue anymore), throwing up repeatedly can be a sign of an intestinal obstruction.  The doctor was concerned about that with Austin last year when he kept throwing up 1-2 times a day for about 5 days straight and had an episode of back arching and inconsolable crying for about 10 minutes.  We got an Rx for zofran and once he stopped throwing up, he was fine, so no obstruction for him either, but those were worrisome signs apparently. 

post #58 of 444

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post #60 of 444
Yikes. Obstructions sound scary. I'm glad he seems okay now, Kali! What did everyone do for the 4th of July? DH had to drive to pick up my brother in another city where he lives because he locked himself out of his apartment at 2am after a night of heavy partying on the 3rd... So then we hung out at our house for a while, I took Sora on a walk, we played outside for a few hours (my goodness this kid can't get enough of water...), took a bath inside, read some books, and Sora fell asleep before the fireworks started. So much for my plans to go out this year and see them live! DH was crashed on the couch hours before that, so it was a no-go from the start. I'm probably the only person around who DVR'd the fireworks to watch this morning. LOL. And well, Sora didn't even take an interest in them, so I deleted it. Maybe next year! I still had a great day with her. :)
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