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post #41 of 404
Rynna~I know what you mean about sitting for too long (OUCH) My tailbone seems to have taken the brunt of all my MDC moments.
post #42 of 404
i've been sewing lately too. i'm ready to make some money making crazy stuff.
i'm feeling the baby fever. or rather, the pregnant fever. i always remember feeling powerful when pregnant, and just the word pregnant sums up especially the last month of waiting, where life almost stands still like you are at the top of a roller coaster.
post #43 of 404
Hello mama (talking to myself) I didn't think about the fact that I have to post again on this new thread in order to get my email alerts! I have been thinking everyone is really quiet, and here I had over 2 pages to read.LOL

Quick post, b/c it is way past my bedtime!

Alphabet-- Scarlett is getting into letters, b/c Revina has magnetic letters on the fridge and they like to play with them. She also likes several alphabet books we have. She calls most letters A or E, but she can recognize some if I ask her to point to them.

Talking-- She is saying 2 word sentences now also. And says about a handful of new words everyday.

School-- When we move to Tucson the girls will hopefully : be attending a Montessori School. This is out of necessity as I will have school and part time work. I didn't want them in a plain old daycare. (I've worked at those and it was horrible) Plus the gov't will help me pay for their care at the Montessori! I am working in a public school now and don't ever want my girls to go to one.

Tomorrow, as long as it doesn't rain, we will be attending an Earth Day gathering at Memorial Park. Why the celebration is a month late I don't know, but it should be fun. Music etc...

Maybe someone has some insight...
For about the past week Scarlett has had poops that are not normal for her. very runny and occuring several times a day. Sometimes it happens right after she eats other times she will eat and nothing. no fever, still up and playing and wanting to eat. I am going to start a food journal to see if i can find a correlation. She isn't teething and even when she was this didn't happen. Her poor red bum Any ideas as to what's going on?
post #44 of 404
acidic foods make my DD's bum all red. Things like tomatoes, oranges, and other strong fruits. There is something I've heard about milk giving kids diarrea if they are allergic to it. HTH~
post #45 of 404
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Originally Posted by casina
i've been sewing lately too. i'm ready to make some money making crazy stuff.
i'm feeling the baby fever. or rather, the pregnant fever. i always remember feeling powerful when pregnant, and just the word pregnant sums up especially the last month of waiting, where life almost stands still like you are at the top of a roller coaster.
I would also like to sew and sell. I'm working on diapers right now--I bought the Cuddlebuns pattern (although I've sewn a few from a different diaper pattern) to see if I'd like to be a CuddleWAHM or if I would just rather make my own pattern and sell on my own (with no cottage license and fees).

I have baby fever soooo bad. I was so bummed to find out a couple weeks ago that I wasn't pg, when I really though I was. I'm so ready that I have a full stash of newborn dipes and everything! :LOL
post #46 of 404
lilmiss'mama: you should join our msn group when you move to Tucson. We have a small number of AP mamas in the valley, and 3 in Tucson, so it'd be great to finally meet you someday!!! http://www.groups.msn.com/AZAPMamas is the address. There's also a yahoo group (most are from Mothering) called azmamas, I don't know the address off the top of my head, though... They do preschool co-ops, have weekly get-togethers, etc.


Whew! ALPHABET! That is awesome! Zach certainly doesn't have the understanding of letters/sounds, etc. We have a Leap Frog drum that goes through the alphabet/numbers, and when we sing the tune Zach says "E" for every letter- "E, E, E, E, E, E, E" :LOL BUT, I have to brag that he can say and point to his nose, mouth, eyes, feet, toes, hands, pee pee, and butt, hee hee! He still points to his teeth when I ask him where his ears are, but we're working on it!

He is starting to put two-word phrases together, but the pronunciation sucks. (Like "da bobby"= the booby) If I give him something, he'll say "Day dow" (thank you) and if I say thank you he'll say "you whe" (you're welcome). He tries to copy everything I say, and the syllables are correct but the actual pronunciation of the consenants and vowels are wrong. I don't care, I think it is absolutely adorable when I say "Do you want some cereal?" and he says "Siddi-aw?", in the same tone as me. He's really trying, and he's having fun doing it. Which is more than I can say for poor Julianna... She still doesn't say even ONE WORD...

Solsticemama- I think in mothering your DS you are "schooling" every day. So whether you have thought about it or not, you have already started the process of homeschooling/ unschooling.

Gotta go take care of my sick DH... (He has a sore throat.) Men are such BIG babies when they're sick! Funny how when I had this virus last week I still managed to get up at the crack of dawn to get Crystal ready for school every day, nurse Zach (and pass to him the antibodies ), make dinner, wash and fold diapers as well as the rest of the laundry... Not that I'm bragging really (a little bitter, maybe), it's just that us women are really the "MEN" when we're sick, and the 'dying' DH's laying around whining on the couches are such "girls" :LOL
post #47 of 404
lilmiss'mama- For some reason, that link is not working... But that is the address, so you can just paste it in your address bar, or PM me with your e-mail address and I'll send you and invitation to the group
post #48 of 404
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Originally Posted by lilmiss'mama
For about the past week Scarlett has had poops that are not normal for her. very runny and occuring several times a day. Sometimes it happens right after she eats other times she will eat and nothing. no fever, still up and playing and wanting to eat. I am going to start a food journal to see if i can find a correlation. She isn't teething and even when she was this didn't happen. Her poor red bum Any ideas as to what's going on?

:LOL Maybe you're pregnant. :LOL Seriously, though, Eli's poops have been like this since he started getting colostrum.. the poop that's everywhere and driving me crazy, remember? It's super drippy. Ick. Scarlett might have a random itsavirus, though.. they happen.

A complete stash of newborn diapers? :LOL I don't have one yet! :LOL I really need to get a few more covers before NewBean arrives, or we're going to be doing laundry twice a day. As it is, we've got about a day and a half worth of newborn diapers.. which means that if the kids take one nap together every day, and I can get some more covers, we'll be all right.
post #49 of 404
I'm impressed with all you sewers. My mom smocked all my dresses when I was little. Works of art, really. Where did she (and ya'll) find the time? I enjoy textiles and have lots of ideas for clothing and slings but manifesting them is another reality. Ds is kind of hard to fit. He's 30 lbs, with a sweetly big belly and the cloth diaper bum figures into things as well so it would be nice to be able to make things that fit him properly.

Bought his first real pair of shoes yesterday. Size 6 and a half wide!!

We're off to Europe in a few weeks. A 10.5 hr overnight flight, 8 hr. time difference, arriving 2:30 a.m. our time...needless to say these details speak for themselves. We'll be gone for 3 weeks and I'm just realizing that I'll probably miss out on hearing when our 2 pregnant mamas go into labor and have their babies. Now that is just disappointing. I imagine I'll have some limited computer time so I hope to check in from time to time.

Lilmiss's mama I was just starting to wonder where you'd gone
post #50 of 404
oh yum, i want a vacation.
i had a very bad day today. i've been weepy all week, and i just had my period so it is not that. i know i'm just overwhelmed and fighting depression. if i disappear for awhile, it will be to detox and get my head straight. though i don't want to. i'm actually enjoying mdc these days.

i just got some training pants/thick underwear and actual panties for ruby. we'll see if she likes them. right now i'm willing to try whatever anything concerning toileting (as if i don't do whatever she wants anyway?) since she has been holding her pootenanny here and there. she still goes almost every day. but i know things aren't the way she wants, and she doesn't like neither potty nor adapting seat not naked toilet nor toilet with me sitting behind her. i've already instructed dh not to do any encouragement, just respond and make no fuss or judgments or faces whatsoever. he's actually big on the toileting. if i had known that long ago, i would have ec'ed to begin with. iguess at this point he knows that the ick factor is not under his control. poop is part of parenting.
post #51 of 404
solsticemama~~wow, enjoy your vacation! I've never been to europe. You'll have to tell us all about it. And don't worry about missing out on my birth... I was overdue with DD, and I still have 6 weeks till this due date. I'm expecting to be overdue this time as well.

Haeven has this little baby-bjorn type potty (as in one peice, low to the ground) And I leave it in the living room. She likes to put it on her head, sit on it, put her "babies" in it, etcetera. She's definately getting used to it. The other day after her bath, I thought she was pooping, so I put her on there, and she farted a few times. Yeah!!!! We're getting close. She hasn't pooped in it yet, but has peed in it a few times.
post #52 of 404
Scarlett has wanted to sit on the potty too lately. Nothing has come of it yet, but we'll see!
post #53 of 404
I've only got a minute, but wanted to pop in and say hi everyone!

Solstice Mama - a vacation sounds lovely and I've always wanted to see Europe, lucky you! Best of luck, I don't envy the plane ride and time change stuff, but I'm sure it will work out fine.

Casina - I'm sorry you had such a bad day. i hope today is better.

Mariah isn't showing much interest in potty training. She tells us when she is wet sometimes, but that is about all. I'm thinking to get a little potty just for her to get familiar with it but I'm not going to push the issue.

I'm amazed at all the kiddos who know their abc's.... wow!
post #54 of 404
See, now when the words "18 mo, 10.5 hr plane ride and 2:30 am arrival time occur in the same sentence, "vacation" is not the first thing that leaps to mind :LOL It's basically dh's gig tho I do have some family and friends over there. I agreed to travel with him way back when ds was 6 mo. What was I thinking? I'll tell you what I was thinking, 'oh well, ds'll be 18 mos, he'll be walking, sleeping thru the night, mostly on solids...driving a car!!! You get the picture. Honestly I didn't have a clue how much of a baby he'd still be. Which I love btw I just didn't factor it into our plans. Yes, this is a vacation from our regular routine and the sometimes very prosaic nature of our days but I'll be working alot harder to maintain a sense of inner and outer rhythm and keep the family mandala circling nicely. On a more positive note I do think it's important for ds to visit extended members of his tribe in our very un-tribal culture and of course mixing it up a bit is always fruitful...
post #55 of 404
solsticemama~Where are you going in europe?
post #56 of 404
Solsticemama, my SIL tells me it's easier to take a vacataion when the kids are younger. They're more apt to chill in the sling while you visit with family/friends and see the sights. I'm sure it's a lot harder chasing after a 3 yr old... Hope this helps a little, LOL
post #57 of 404
Thread Starter 
I'm with you, solsticemamma... it doesn't sound like much of a vacation! Still, it sounds like a fun trip.

Eli really wants to poop on the potty, but he gets bored. He'll sit there and fart for a few minutes, but when he doesn't poop he gets up and runs off. :LOL He also pees really quickly and stands up right away. We brought his little potty to his grandparents house two weeks ago, and when he sat on the potty he got up so quickly that MIL was sure he hadn't gone at all until she looked in. :LOL He's always in a hurry! He does very well, but I have to remind him to "shake". :LOL
post #58 of 404
vacationing ---> one thing that is cool about taking an 18 month old is that it will force you to slow down and really take in the culture of another country. Plus kids attract people and it is always really cool to sit in places like coffeehouses and chat with people actually FROM the country you are visiting.

just popping in to say hi mamas.
post #59 of 404
Wow--sounds like a lot of work Rose! I commend you for taking that leap! I have a hard time these days taking Owen anywhere, as he is very "busy" and "inquisitive" (read: A PITA! :LOL). Naw...it's awesome seeing the wonder and amazement in his eyes, but sometimes it's just exhausting telling him to get off the kitchen table for the 230th time in an hour and having him throw a fit when I help him. He managed to fall off the chair twice on Saturday morning. It was on dh's watch, too. He was being nice and let me sleep, but by the time I heard the second "thump" and "waaaaah", I was up--checking on them both. *sigh*

Anyone else sometimes feel if they want something done right, just do it yourself? I hate being like that. I'm such a perfectionist and sometimes rather inflexible that it stresses me out because I just take on everything that needs to be done instead of letting others help me. My dh is great--very helpful too.
post #60 of 404
Ok, now I'm feeling kind of silly with everyone consoling me about *having* to go to Europe I seem to occasionally fall under the mistaken impression that mothering is supposed to be easy and then there's the rest of the world's state to take into consideration. But thanks mamas for humoring me. MamaJ we'll be in England, Germany and possibly Brussels.

Brayg, how's it going with your dh's 60+ hrs. workweek?

Eilonwy, Eli sounds like quite a character
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