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Good luck:(  That sucks, it is long off till October 7th.  There is nothing to be done in the meantime?  Bah... Sorry!

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My DH also has a cold. I think he's just using it as an excuse to sleep more. wink1.gif

Sorry about your washing machine, Jaimee. I just replaced mine back in June. No fun.
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I feel like throwing up. Like really I'm about to throw up but I have so much work to do, I can't just tell my boss I'm sick and go home. *panicking*
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Everybody stop talking about laundry, its making it hard for me to ignore the ridiculously large pile of it downstairs.  Because, you see, if its down stairs I cannot see it- out of sight out of mind.  But I really do laundry on Mondays, all of it, and its about 10-12 loads in an extra large washer/dryer.  This week my dryer was acting sad and I pretended it wasn't happening.  Because that's how you fix things, right?

 

Sara, good road trips involve "foods" that make Velveeta look like quinoa.  Make sure you eat something.  I heard 7-11 roller food tops it.

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:Hug  Joanie needs some Doritos.

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Hugs, Joanie. :Hug

 

Sorry to all you Doritos fans, but I am so glad the Doritos will be leaving my house tonight. Woo!  

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hug2.gif   Joanie needs some Doritos.

Mal, go give her some. Jeeze.

We're officially driving home. Woop.
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Nicole, yay for going home! You and I are in the same state right now.

Amanda, yay for no Doritos.

Ash, we're eating Indian food, which is very real. Shay'a going nuts over green foods even.

Joanie, feel better and come hang out with me.

Jaimee, October 7? Is it too late to convert to nudism?

Driving is boring. Indian food is great. My children are heathens, but really cute ones. I learned today that their favorite imagination game begins, "You're in the middle of nowhere with 150 gold pieces and you're naked." Um...
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This week my dryer was acting sad and I pretended it wasn't happening.  Because that's how you fix things, right?

Unfortunately that's what I've been doing for weeks and now it's really, really bad.

 

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 it is long off till October 7th.  There is nothing to be done in the meantime? 

Well, I did google some stuff and discovered that you can take off the front panel and see what is grinding.  So we might do that this weekend and perhaps we would just find it needs some lubrication or something.  That would be ideal.  But I'm not holding my breath.  I just finished up the last load through all the screeching b/c I didn't really know what else to do with a load of soaking wet and soapy sheets and towels.  I think I'll just have to do tiny loads and see if that helps us get through the next several weeks.

 

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I feel like throwing up. Like really I'm about to throw up but I have so much work to do, I can't just tell my boss I'm sick and go home. *panicking*

What work is stressing you out?  Your school work?  This is not a healthy way to feel.  There has got to be something you can do to balance things a bit.  Are you doing correspondence or actual sit-in-class courses?  If the latter, have you considered the former instead?  You can set your own time table for things so when you don't have as much time you can back off and when you have more time you can buckle down.  That's how I got my second minor while I was packing my schedule with my major coursework, my other minor, and a bunch of music classes.

 

 

 

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So sometimes I think my kids is really behind in a lot of ways.  And in a lot of ways she is, and that is just realistic, Im not fishing.  Realist here.  So I'm not sure if I should be concerned or amazed that her favorite thing to do is this:

 

 

She doesn't just line up the blocks-  she stacks them in a specific way, letters up, usually matching the small and large letters on top of each other (they are all capitals, so they all look the same).  She lines them all the way across the living room, then puts them all back in the box and starts all over again.  For a really long time.  Its not an incredible genius thing to do-  its just so unfitting of the rest of her comprehension and skills.  It stick out.  Its really weird. 

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That's interesting Ash, and a great picture!  Are you concerned about her being on the spectrum?  Are there any other concerning developmental issues?  Otherwise, I would just say that she has a knack for organization, good observation skills, and is starting to recognize her letters.  Kids this age like and NEED to repeat their behaviors in order to learn, so consistently doing the same task doesn't alarm me, but her precision actually stands out as a strength.... an ability to really focus.

 

Here's Avalon doing something similar, but she was also 5 months older than B is now:

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Another thing that struck me is, this would never happen in my house b/c the olders would knock it down.

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Ash, that's awesome. I also would just look at that like an organized kid, but obviously you know her more so if you think it's deeper than that, bring it up to your Ped.

Sara, where at?

My legs and feet are really swollen. The nurse said it was normal, that it would take my body a few days to recognize I wasn't pregnant anymore and to quit making the extra fluid... But it still worries me. I look like I did when I was pregnant with Conner.

I've also only lost 1lb...

And Conner has been fantastic since getting home. She is currently passed out on the couch while he plays cars in front of her.
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So sometimes I think my kids is really behind in a lot of ways.  And in a lot of ways she is, and that is just realistic, Im not fishing.  Realist here.  So I'm not sure if I should be concerned or amazed that her favorite thing to do is this:

 

She doesn't just line up the blocks-  she stacks them in a specific way, letters up, usually matching the small and large letters on top of each other (they are all capitals, so they all look the same).  She lines them all the way across the living room, then puts them all back in the box and starts all over again.  For a really long time.  Its not an incredible genius thing to do-  its just so unfitting of the rest of her comprehension and skills.  It stick out.  Its really weird. 

 

My DS did stuff like this.  In many other ways, like language and comprehension, he was and still is delayed.  However, he's extremely gifted in pattern recognition and spacial abilities.  Each person brings their own special talents, and this is a fascinating thing to do, it shows that some part of her brain is really going.  Actually, because Cyan is good with patterns he's been able to use that to keep up with his peers.  He learned to read at a normal time (5) and is good with math.  His language comp is still behind, but he's always been at grade level for school work.  

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Nicole, isn't swelling like that a semi-common side effect of epidurals, some paid meds, IV fluids, and pregnancy in general?  I'm not sure it's a cause for concern unless you have other symptoms, but I'm sorry it's happening as I imagine that's no fun, especially if it lasts.  Maybe elevate your feet as much as possible?

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Cyan would also line up shoes like that, and he could do complicated puzzles before age 2.  Coralie has never even attempted anything like this.  Olivine isn't distructive and would likely just leave C alone if she was lining something up or whatever..  

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B is a mystery. I'm not sure what I think of her yet. And I know that seems strange because she is my child and I've spent 2 years not leaving her side. I'm not concerned, just intrigued. But, she is definitely different. Watching her grow is and will probably continue to be interesting. I'm not bringing anything up to her ped because I think what might be considered a "problem" in the medical community might just be personality characteristics. If she continues to be on the track she is she might need some OT or speech therapy when she is older.

Nicole, I agree with Jaimee, just put those legs up. You had a c-section and between the epidural and meds you could very well have swelling for a few days. Did they do discharge vitals? Was your BP still ok?
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This is the sort of stuff C does.. Heh, that's what I get for trying to clean another room!
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iOS 7 has completely messed up my ability to use Mothering mobile. They are NOT compatible. Irritating.
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Abra, same issues here... yesterday it was a roll of toilet paper unraveled in the hallway.  He had found my guest stash tucked back in a linen closet, brought a step stool from a different room, retrieved the roll, and ripped it apart in mere minutes unsupervised.

 

As for destructive- all 3 of mine are, but Avalon has mostly outgrown it.  Austin and Avery would burn down the house if left alone for too long.

 

I took Avalon to her physical today and it turns out she has Molluscum contagiosum all along both her inner thighs.  Awesome.  It doesn't go away for months.  She starts swim lessons in a week.  Sigh...  Her ped recommended a derm appointment and probably some sort of localized, topical immune boosting cream.  He said it would let her fight it ff in a few weeks instead of few months.  Anyone else dealt with this?

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I had that, Jaimee. There was a topical silver remedy I bought online that worked to get rid of it. Never came back either. Shocked me cuz I'd have crops of it every other year or so, but nothing since. Sorry I don't remember the name of the product anymore.
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