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Asheville Mama (Sonya): 1/01 with #2, homebirth
Nakagain (Pamela): 1/01 with #3, planning Homebirth
Killick (Nicole): Born 1/01, Will, 7lbs 3 oz, 19.5 in
Lisa2976 (Lisa): Born 1/18, Lauren, 8 lbs 14oz, 21 in
Jee'smom (Keri): 1/04 with #2 (BOY)
Delfina: Born 1/01, Ethan, 7 lbs. 10 oz, 19 in
ccasanova (Cynthia): 1/05 with #4
Zannster (Suzanne): 1/07 with #1 (BOY)
sme (Sheila): 1/07 with #1
embens (Leenie): Born, Danial James, 7 lbs 15 oz
stacy31(Stacy): Born 1/9, Grace Ellen, 8 lbs 10 oz, 20in
jhoward: 1/9 with #3
Kimberlytm (Kimberly): 1/09 with #2 (BOY), birthcenter
chickiepickie (Theann): 1/10 with #2
Kirei: 1/10 with #1 (GIRL), hospital waterbirth
mamajessica (Jessica): Born 1/7, Lillian, 8 lbs 6 oz
Artemisia (Judith):1/10, Evan 7pounds 2 ounces and 20 1/2 inches
Froggie:1/14 with #2 (GIRL), home waterbirth
Mamamaya: Born 12/29, Violet 6lbs 7 oz
Bunches (Mary): Born 12/26, Torin 6 lbs 4 oz 20 in
Chocomoto: Born 1/5, Amelia Jane, 7 lbs 8 oz, 19.5 in
PamandAbigail: Born 1/21, Geneva Claire,
PIOmama: 1/18 with #5
Peace4you (Jen): 1/19 with #1
Nathansmom (norah): BORN 12/20, Zach 6 lbs 8 oz 18 in, Noah 5 lbs 14 oz 17.5 in
Majick1 (Celeste): 1/20 with #3, homebirth
Marysmama (Gen): Born 1/13, Henry Paul, 8 lbs. 6 oz, 21 in
sweetpeasmom (Laura):Born 10/11, Megan, 1 lb 11 ozs, 13 in
AmyB: Born 1/3, 6 lbs 14 oz
Babytime: 1/22 with #2 (GIRL)
Mamabeca (Andy) Orin
Zonapellucida (Heidi): 1/23 with #7 (BOY), planned UC
Jwhiskeycat: 1/24 with #1
Flyjawn: 1/25 with #1 (GIRL)
Fromscatteredtribe: 1/26 with #4 (BOY),homebirth
Slygrrl (Kathy): Born 1/18, Brynn Cavell, 8 lbs, 19.5 in
sadkitty: 1/27 thru 2/1 with #2, waterbirth at birth center
Proudmom: 1/27 with #2 (GIRL), homebirth
LittleBrownDog (Leigh):1/27 with a girl
Parkersmama (Kristin): 1/27 with #2, hospital VBAC
Human Being (Heidi): 1/28 with #1, homebirth
NadiaSJ (Nadia): 1/28 with #3
Azreial: 1/29 with #2 (GIRL)
HelloKitty (Kitty): 1/30 with #4
icxcnika: late Jan with #2 natural hospital birth
tofumama: Born 1/04, Max Richard, 7 lbs 6 oz, 21 in
Jessitron (Jessica): late Jan with #1, homebirth
Zanelee (Jennifer): late Jan with #2
Malama: 1/25, Luka Fischel weighed in a 8lbs9oz, 21"
Milk4two (Adria): Indigo Justice was born 1/13 and weighed 8 lbs 2 oz. Taran Jackson was born 1/14 and weighed 9 lbs 2 oz.
Chiromom (Mar): late Jan with child #3, planning UC
Parthenia: late Jan/early Feb with #2 (still one of us!)
rubysmomjess(Jess): Jan with #2, homebirth
HokieGirl: ? with ? (GIRL)
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Ok so the list is terribly out of date. And I have no clue how to do cute colors. But it's a new thread for a new week.

Jessi - milk imbalance - foremilk/hindmilk - baby is getting too much foremilk (like skim) and not enough hindmilk (cream) and so you get green frothy poo instead of yellow pea soup poo.

I thought this was going on, but I'm beginning to suspect maybe a food intolerance to something I'm eating instead, because we've been nursing one side only for 2 days now and no change, and now she's got slimy poo too - it's mucousy, which from what I'm reading means something is bothering her intestines enough to make them make extra mucous, which points more towards an allergy than a milk imbalance. Argh I'm so frustrated!

Any mamas got help for me? Or any ideas? Anything? I guess I'm going to cut out dairy, but gosh that's going to be tough. Milk is in everything! Here's the symptoms of the day: green frothy slimy mucousy poo and lots and lots of gas. Since birth she's been ECing her poo right before/after she pees, and she's not doing this now. She'll pee for us fine, and the poo seems kind of random, sometimes mid nursing, sometimes 10 min. after she pees, etc.

Otherwise, we're doing about the same here, we stayed in bed all night again last night, which is a huge difference to having to walk or rock her or nurse in the rocker in the middle of the night.

Andy, do you take Orin on walks with you? How do you get everyone all bundled up enough to stay warm in this cold? I'd really like to go around the block (or at least 1/2 way down our street and back, it's a mile around our block), but I don't know how to wrap us all up.

Dh has baby in the basement with him, he's working on some mad scientist project with his Mac and his new dvd burner. I think he wants to send dvd picture announcements out to everyone, which I think is a bad idea. They will all look at it once and then it will get stuck on the back shelf and never seen again, I think the grandparents/great grandparents might like it, but not everyone else.

Lisa
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Hmm, don't know what to say Lisa. I didn't get what was going on, and have never heard of that, but admittedly my baby knowledge stops at around brith. But that if you elimate milk, know that it takes 10 days for it to get out of your milk so give yourself some time before you make conclusions about whether it helped or not....Heidi
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Lisa- I'll look it up for you when I can move off the rocker. Green frothy poops that are just there for a couple of days is ok in my experience, but I will check on it for sure..... how long has it been going on? Is Lauren esp fussy or anything? Do you or dh have a family history of food allergies? MOST of the time, it's not a food you eat that is causing distress- esp if you aren't allergic to stuff.... so often nursing moms start cutting tons of stuff out of their diets and it has nothing to do with the issue- just a baby with an immature GI tract.... and then the mom is starving AND haveing to make lotsa milk.
BUT, if there is a food issue, dairy is usually the culprit....

I will get back with more info a little later- there's no way i could actually remember anything at this point!!!
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Jessi, I couldn't pump with ds and I was a milk factory. Pumping can be hard. I could get milk out but I could never let down it took me hours to get 4 oz. I only had a hand pump so that may have been part of the problem. I have an eletric pump this time so we'll see if that works any better.

I think my pregnant is starting to effect my mind. I was laying in bed with dh and thinking how cute little frilly dresses, with matching panties and lacey socks and baby hair clips would be. Honestly I don't normally think like that.

I think this babe is posterior also. I've been feeling kicks and punches in the front. I don't want to ask becuase I don't want to worry about it. I can be a big fan of the ostrich syndrom :

I've been all crampy most of the day, again! This is really getting old. I think I've been spending a hour a day in the tub because I'm crampy and my back hurts.
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Malama, thanks. No allergies in our familiy, so at least I have that going for me. We've literally gone through almost all the diapers we have this afternoon, and I even sat with her on a bowl for a while because the poo was coming so frequently. Same liquid/solid as regular poo, so I don't think it's the runs, but something is up. She also just let out a big bad vomit which seemed to upset her, she screamed after for a minute. The only other vomit moment was on Friday morning, and that one didn't seem to bother her at all. She's been fussy too, but nothing a boob won't fix.

I'm pretty sure it's not a milk imbalance, as I've been putting her back on the same side when she usually switches sides, and she's still managing to get milk.

Dh just washed her off while I changed clothes, and I've resigned myself to the bed. I'm really tired after all of this, and she's acting like she's starving and never seen food in her life.

This is just no fun!
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Lisa - As a recent firsat time mom (admittedly it was 21 months ago), I feel for you. DS had the green runny poops for a while, but his was foremilk/hindmilk imbalance. He also would nurse all the time in the beginning. I truly believe he was regulating my milk and once he had his growth spurts and adjusted to the amount all was good. It took a bit for it to settle down, though. He also was gassy. I ended up offering the same breast to him. He would nurse on the one side, sleep, nurse a little more off that side and then we would switch. I still made sure to switch him.

You may also want to try talking to the local La Leche League leader. I think Karen mentioned that she is one here. I found them to be a HUGE help in the beginning. My leader helped me with the imbalance. DH & I have no food allergies, so we figured the nursing was a problem. One thing she did suggest was using one side for four hours and then switching. She cautioned about never offering the other side (I think someone here mentioned that too)

Just remember this time is short. She will get the hang of things soon and you will too. We didn't EC (I thought it seemed like too much work : ), but it will come too. You are doing a great job. No one expects you to do anything around the house or out and about for awhile. With my first a shower was a huge accomplishment. Also, PLEASE sleep when she sleeps. Everyone tells you this, and I thought they were nuts. However it truly is a way to preserve your sanity. I ended up napping with ds the majority of the time, and this helped me cope with thee trials, tribulations and smiles of a newborn.

HTH at least a little. We are here for you.

Proudmom
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Oh, and I mopped the floors for the SECOND time this week. I think it is a record. It has been rainy here and with our dog (St Bernard) they were gross already.

I forgot to mention that yesterday I had a huge sewing accomplishment day. I finished a pouch, a mei tei similar carrier, rice bags and a couple other projects. It was only possible because I went to my parents, and my mom watched ds. Woo Hoo!!! I feel so good about everything.

AZ - I don't blame you on not wanting to find out about the posterior thing. It is all I think about now . It is nice to know, so I can make sure my posture is correct and adjust things. However last night between ds crowding me out of the bed, getting up to potty and fretting about baby's position, I don't think I got much sleep. Luckily ds & I slept today for a 2 hours nap. I feel SOOOooooo much better. Now I am not worrying about it. I know everything will be fine.

Proudmom
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Oh my, Lisa. I hated all that baby stress. My own .02 is that if it's mucosey w/out the runs, that she is reacting to something - spice?, sensitivity rather than allergy. Usually allergy is accompanied by the runs, skin rash, fever, etc. It really does make people SICK. The mucous thing is a reaction, but not an illness. Go plain for a day or so, and reduce wheat (also often a culprit for this type of sensitivity, along with dairy). Rice, corn, citrus and nuts are generally allergies, so I wouldn't sweat those for now. Once you are SURE it's food, try one (wheat/dairy) and give it 2 wks. But as Karen said, don't overstress your own body until you are sure. Also you can get tested (it's a blood draw but now a biggee) for allergies at a good naturapath/ or homeopath/ or allergists. Good luck!

Jessi - I couldn't pump. Man, it stunk. I was wanting to so bad, but all I got were geology experiments. Bummer. I'm ok this time, but I also don't have to work, so I feel quite blessed. If I did, maybe I'd figure out a way to get the damned milk outta there in spite of breast reluctance (that's what I called it).

Ok, sorry so short, but must walk dog and get back before dh has to pee - he's got the baby on his chest!

Lol!!! Andy
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Oh, wanted to add for Lisa that I put Ori into his outside suit (fleece300) and inside my peacoat. We just go for it. It's not too bad right now, up in the 20's. He's not exactly hot when we get back, but not cold either. And then we snuggle up together and nurse (for a change!) and it's lovely. It took me longer with #1, and we didn't live in such a cold place! If you really want to get out, just layer Lauren up and then put her under your own stuff and then layer yourself up and then just GO! If you're not out long, they are fine. Lol! andy
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Lisa. My best advice is to call LLL or the LC and the hospital. Its so hard to know over cyberspace and they are much more qualified to answer...You'll probably get better advice talking to someone in person. That being said, it does sound like one of the two, although it can be tricky to tell the difference. If it is a milk imbalance, due to oversupply, you can usually tell because they will gasp, culp, choke, or make a clicking noise while nursing. I've also found www.kellymom.com to be an awesome resource for all my breastfeeding questions.

Hang in there mama. I know its hard, but it won't last forever. Violet was having the same issue the past couple days. I think it is a combination of a terrible oversupply, 3 week growth spurt and a peanut or chocolate aversion. I haven't eaten either of the two for a couple days and she's suddenly fine.

What else? Oh, did the yearly go through all bills and organize a payment schedule today. That was no fun. But its not so bad and I think we'll have everything payed off by May, without spending the tax return. Whoo-hoo. I'm sure there will be other bills by then to eat it up. There's always something.

Ok, gotta run. Cooking dh a late birthday cake. Alohas!
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Oh, and I mopped the floors for the SECOND time this week. I think it is a record. It has been rainy here and with our dog (St Bernard) they were gross already.
LOL your house sounds like mine, except it was dh who got my nice clean floor yucky. I was so proud of my self with my nice clean floors, I had even scrubbed the gross spots, and dh had to tromp all through the house in his yucky boots. A double whammy first becuase I never wear shoes inside so me feet got all wet and cold and then of course becuase of the mess. I washed the floors yesterday and they don't look any better, I think becuase of all the salt on his boots. I think it wore away some of the finish of the floor.. Oh and both dogs pooped, nice mushy hard to clean up poops, on the floor last night

I got up at 4 am this morning and couldn't get back to sleep. I took the "big dog" (the bichon) out for a walk. She was very happy. I took her on a nice long walk, we were gone close to 40 minutes, which, sadly is long for both of us. I can in and dh had taken the puppy up stairs to sleep. He told me he thought I would be a "whirlwind" when I got back. Yeah cause we all know how wild and full of energy very pregnant women are Yeah I put on the news and layed on the futon. I'm surprised the neighbors didn't call the cops with all the noise.

I'm thinking of trying some sewing today. I haven't sewn much since ds was small. I was looking at the baby bedding that we have last night and we only had 2 receiving blankets : Oops I did find one that I had made for ds after that, so I am going to use that as a pattern and hope that I have some suitable fabric.

Proudmom, was the mei tai hard to make? I was actually looking at them last night (the longer I'm home without a baby the more stuff I want to buy for the baby) and I was a link to sewing instructions and thought hmmmm. Also where did you get the directions?
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Oooh you guys are so sweet and helpful. Kellymom.com is my favorite bf site, I spent lots of time there yesterday reading. The frequency of poo seems to be back to normal (she's ecing again on her poo/eat/sleep cycle) so that's really made me happy. We're going to go see the LC at the bf group this afternoon and ask questions, and there's a different LC at the Weds. group who we can ask for more opinions. I just wish the baby books told you that anything goes in the first 3 weeks and that it'll all work itself out, seems every "strange" problem or question I have, I ask it here, and you guys remind me how totally normal it is.

I was just tooooo tired in the middle of the night to roll over to feed her again, so we ended up doing a 5 hr. stretch on one side and I pumped off the other side a little for comfort this morning. The mucous seems to have been a short lived thing, she's still green and frothy, but again, you guys keep telling me how normal things like this are, and so we're going to see.

Az (I think) bummer on the floors, it's getting to the point here that I need to pick something out for our kitchen. I really want to put cork in (anyone have cork floors???) but dh is not keen on that one!

Andy, thanks for the bundle up tips, it's supposed to get warmer here this week (above 30 for a few days!) so we might try going out. She has tons of fleece and my ski parka fit over my pg belly, so it should fit over her in a sling I think!

Dh is officially back to work this week, although he's managing to work from home with the exception of a few afternoon meetings and an all day thing on Friday. So he's able to psuedo help me if I get into one of those moments like yesterday where there was puke and poo and everything else everywhere and I just needed an extra pair of hands. Otherwise, Lauren and I are on our own, and I'm sort of looking forward to it.

Going to read my mail and grab a shower, I'm pretty sure I get an entire hour out of the last feed in bed,

Lisa
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Good morning all. Hope everyone had a great weekend. We did pretty good here. Will was kind enough to sleep 4 hours at a session. Thanks for all the feedback on the tummy sleeping issue. He is sleeping so much better now that I am trusting my instincts and letting him do that. He doesn't co-sleep with us in our bed, but he does sleep in a bassinet right next to me so that I can just pull him in to nurse, so I guess it is the next best thing. He is getting so strong now and can hold his head up and turn it from side to side.

He had a bit of an interesting day, yesterday. My parents have friends in town and they wanted to go to IKEA, Costco Home and Costco and they wanted us to come along. Not a problem, but it made his napping a bit more challenging. Not to mention that they are the loudest people on the planet. He did pretty well until 1pm but then was pretty much up for the rest of the night until he crashed at around 8:30 or so. He slept pretty hard, but getting him down after that amount of stimulation was pretty interesting.

Mamamaya - Happy 1 month birthday to Violet! I can't beleive that an entire month has gone by. Will is going to be 1 month old tomorrow!


Hope everyone has a good day.

Nicole
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Oh WOW - a MONTH! Happy One month to Violet from us, too! And in case I forget (which is likely, unfortunately) happy 1 month to Will! Baby Torin is already over a month old! Wow...

Lisa - good luck with the walk. It's nice and warm and sunny here too, so hopefully we can squeeze in a walk as well. Little burito boy is snoozing in a pooey diape., which means changing RIGHT when he wakes up which means feeding for a while after (oh my gosh is diaper changing ever a TRAUMA around here! I think I may invest in a little heating pad...), which means we won't leave for errands before 12pm, which means we won't be back before 2pm, which means we won't get a long walk in because dd gets off the bus at 3:15. 4pm dentist, and the day is DONE! Sheesh! At least I got some sheets changed and laundry done.

Az - I totally feel for you on the floor issue, which is a NEVER ending source of anxst over here. Also on the late night issue because my last week or two of pregnancy I was up at all hrs. and had real trouble getting sleep. Luckily Ori is a great sleeper(8-11 and 12 - 5 last night!), so I am not feeling too wiped out.

Nicole - I remember those days with family and friends with dd - I am not so prone to them now (it gets easier to say no thanks!). The over stim. is tough to battle. It sounds like you handled it really well! Yeah mama!!!

Ann - I am VERY impressed w/ your bill handling. I just keep paying and hoping there's enough in the acc't. Usually there is, because we live pretty much cheque to cheque, and so we never have any extra to spend, so we don't spend any extra! But taxes are due today (property) and mtg. tomorrow, which is sort of a killer. Did a little scrimp and save all month to manage this but I think we're golden. I HATE finances, and it's just so unfair that I'm the one who has to deal...I hate doing toilets and windows too, and somehow those became mine too... :-(

I am still waiting for info on the pouch/sling/carrier thing. Anyone??? What is a pouch? And Lisa, WHAT IS EC??? It sounds like a poopey-holding session over a bowl/sink/toilet that my friend Farah did with her first (but not second, too much by then I think). He and our dd were out of diapers at the same time, so I don't think it changed the am't of time in diapes., but he was never afraid of having his poops go down the drain, which I think some kids are. Am I thinking the right thing here?

Jessi - ARE YOU WORKING??? You are a silly bee thinking you are going to get any work done reading this site, but we're glad you are - have a GREAT afternoon everyone! andy
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Poor Andy everyone just ignored your question. A pouch is a non-adjustable sling. Some examples:
HotSling photos
Kangaroo Korner fleece pouch

and a bonus this is a mei tai
Mei Tai
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I think he wants to send dvd picture announcements out to everyone
Lisa, are these DVDs that will play in the DVD player, or do they have to be played on the computer? My friend made a spiffy CD with the ultrasound and pictures to announce the gender back when they found out. Very few of the people they sent it to could figure out how to play it. They stuck it in the DVD player, or their computer was too old, or they were too old. I would not recommend sending pictures this way except to computer-geek friends. Especially if it requires a DVD-ROM; not everyone has those.

So sorry for your feeding and poo troubles! Breastfeeding sounds hard.

Az, crampiness sounds ugly. On one hand it's annoying to have no signs of impending labor here, but reading your posts, I realize it would be much more annoying to have the signs and still no active labor.
And how frustrating on the floors! DH should clean up his own salty boot mess. Yuck.

Proudmom, wow, sounds like you're getting some good nesting done.

Geology experiments? Is that the crusty stuff that appears on the nipples, or rock-hard boobs?

Happy month-day to Will and Violet.

For those of us still pregnant, it's time to get ready for our February babes. But this is still the best birth club.
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Az, crampiness sounds ugly. On one hand it's annoying to have no signs of impending labor here, but reading your posts, I realize it would be much more annoying to have the signs and still no active labor.
And how frustrating on the floors! DH should clean up his own salty boot mess. Yuck.
Jessi, I think that crampyness is due more to bad diet than impending labor. I've been loving donuts, icecream and cheese this past week. Yesterday, I ate 3 donuts, 1/3 of a 1/2 gallon of icecream and au gratin potatoes :

However it is annoying to have other signs of impending labor for what 3 weeks now, and no baby yet. I think that peoples comments are way worse than all those nights of contractions that went no where. I don't even want to leave my house anymore. We went to dh's parents house for lunch yesterday and one of dh's sister asked or comment at least 5 times in the 1 1/2 we were there!

DH won't sweep or wash the floors, but he does 95% of all the other household chores and mostly always has so I can't complain. I did ask him to try to take his boots off asap and he did when he came home yesterday but we'll see how long that lasts.

Well I went through all my fabric and weeded out a bunch that I've been vcarry around for years, stuff that I know I'll never use or is just to small to be of any use to me. And I cut out one receiving blanket. I was so sad becuase I had a nice soft pink I wanted for one side but it was way too small. Oh well, so instead we'll have an aqua green velor backed with a white cotton.
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Lisa- I'm so glad things are resolving. I was trying all evening to get back to the puter, but I had FUSSY baby. i couldn't figure out what was wrong- we did have a lot of visitors- which was nice for me, but I thought maybe he was overstimulated. THen he really wanted to sleep, but NOTHING was working and he'd fall asleep for 5 minutes and then scream- obviously he was uncomfortable and dh couldn't help because he had to get up at 5 this am and work on the other sideof the island..... anyhow, I finally took him on a walk outside last night and we ended up at the swingset swiinging for 20 minutes to sleep. The bed time was fine though. i think we were both gassy (mine was painful).
So yeah, Lisa, I was gonna say that it's probably temporary. Babies have all kinds of stuff they go through in the beginning especially. My guess is you probably ate something alittle too spicy or SOMETHING for her to deal with.
BUT, like someone else said, It's good to have someone close to you to ask questions from. I would definitely recommend finding your local LLL Leader (can find at www.lalecheleague.org) and touching base. It's amazing how alone you feel until you meet with other bf moms and find that they have many of the same worries/ concerns/ experiences.

Nicole-= your posts remind me that there can be life outside the house with a baby. we've not left yet, and though I'm slighly antsy, I'm not ansty enough to brave the world with clothes on and leaky boobs and all. I DO have to go and fix that darn filling though this week.

Andy- EC is elimination communication- yeah, the no-diape , go over a bowl. very popular here

geesh--- 45 minutes later and the post isn't done. Had to change a diaper, put diapers in the wash and now I have to pull the sheets off the bed AGAIN! I have this pad under where we sleep and I think it's making me and Luka esp sweaty- gotta get/ make something different.... was gonna say more but I'll just send.....

Az and Jessi and Heidi and Heather (hope I didn't forget anyone)- hang in there!!!! Much love you you all!
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Oh my Andy, just reading your posts makes me tired!

Jessi, we have a dvd burner that will make slide shows on the dvd player. I still think it's a bad idea either way, and I want to do something else.

Wowzers, Lauren is 2 weeks old tomorrow, funny to think I expected her to be a month old now too. And yaay, our poop is getting yellower again, still fizzy and caustic, but yellower. Hopefully it will stay that way. We went to the bf group today and talked to the LC for a bit, she said it's likely just us getting used to each other, and Lauren will balance out my milk on her own, but that it should happen soon, within a week, and if not, it might be a food intolerance. In the meantime, I'm watching the spicy stuff, and not drinking tons of milk, although I'm still having cereal and dairy products to eat, I picked up some rice milk on the way home from bf group today so I can chug a glass with my brownies. If all goes well and we stay yellow, I'll start drinking my tons of milk again.

Oh yah, Andy, EC is Elimination Communication - most kids are potty trained and diaper free by 2 years, which isn't necessarily faster than diapered kids, it just means you don't have to potty train them. You spend just as much time using the potty/bowl/sink whatever as you do changing diapers and wiping poo off of butts, it's just that I'd rather hold her over a bowl or potty than wipe super blowouts from every crack and crevice of her bum and body. And she's pretty darn good at it too! (The elimination in the potty part, not the superblowouts in every crack! ha!) and Oooooh no way, we're not diaper free, we're in the keep the diaper dry mode, work on timing and baby signals, no way could we go no dipe! We actually go through more than a normal amount of dipes because we don't put a cover on, and it's more than obvious when she's gone, so they get changed fast. I've only put a cover on her when we've gone out and when dh's aunt was here so she could hold her.

Malama, ack fussy baby! Mine is actually sleeping (can't believe it!) without me touching her. Of course I just neglected to wake her after we came home today, so she's still in her car seat. I feel so bad leaving her in the baby bucket, but it's nice for her to sleep and not be in my arms for once. I didn't realize EC was popular anywhere except places where they don't have diapers. I've found 3 other moms in about a 30 mile radius of me who have/are doing EC, but only one with an infant. It seems popular in places like New Zealand and other palces I've never been.

So there are 2 breastfeeding support groups - one at each hospital near here - and one meets 3x/week, while the other only meets 1 day. They are both run by really nice LCs and so we headed over there today and she pretty much said to give it another week, that likely the supergas is from normal gut development and the greenies are a balance issue that she and I will likely resolve if we keep on nursing. She said if another week of green poo stays, then to consider milk as an intolerance, and if something crazy like more mucous or blood shows up, to call right away for her help.

There's a LLL meeting next Tues. evening up the street - my best friend from high school is hosting the series, so I'll be heading to that for sure. The LLL meeting tomorrow is too early for me to actually consider getting out of the house in time for, and I'm feeling a lot better about the entire situation.

Az and Jessi, please don't go to the Feb boards, stay here with us Jan mamas!! You have far too much to give to this group.

I need a snack. And tonight is the first time we're on our own for dinner - between family and friends and leftovers we haven't had to cook dinner yet. Hmm.. what shall we have?

Lisa
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