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post #121 of 490
"When I was young, I never needed anyone...." "all by myself.... don't wanna be all by myself.....anymore"
Here I am again.... 0315am.....I should be cleaning but I'd rather be chatting with you mamas.
yes, I joined the 1000 minute challenge. good to see some familiar faces! I need a challenge to get me going. Once I start though, I can usually be pretty motivated. I had been walking but I need to do a little more. I'm going to walk to work today and tomorrow. Honestly, I should put a pedometer on in the Emergency Room to see how far I walk. I bet its miles! Not to mention the lifting, etc...
on the topic of BF - does old Babs have children??????? When I lived in Norway, the movie Eyes Wide Shut was playing and they had the unedited version. They used to think Americans were weird for "cutting" the nude scenes and keeping all of the violence. In Norway, it was the opposite! And, can someone remind old Babs that WE ARE MAMMALS!!! I'm still in awe that I am providing the soul nutrition for Torin. How amazingly beautiful is that????? It took me a while to get used to it.......everytime he gained weight I was ecstatic. Now look at him!! He's huge! And, the beginning was HELL. It wasn't a smooth start. I was in pain and had a huge learning curve. But, we figured it all out with a little perseverance! excuse any typos...... i'm tired!
back to sleep because "hi ho, hi ho, its off to work I go"
I'm really weird at 0300am.
post #122 of 490
Annie- sorry to hear about Kobe, hope he gets well soon

Kathy- I'm a health nut here I love those weird healthy type recipes!

I totally nurse ANYWHERE. I feel I should to show other women it is easy, acceptable and sometimes necessary. I hope I give others courage.
WTG momma! and for all the others that do nip. I so wish I could.Sometimes I wonder if bf moms make those comments inthere heads when they see me bottle feeding Megan. I wish I could have a sign on me, "yes there is bm in this bottle"

wow that 1000 challenge thing sounds interesting. I should do it. Exercise is my current goal. Need to do some. I feel like I've been on a 2 year hiatus form exercise.
I thought I had lost some weight so I stepped on the scale and yes I did. I LOST 15lbs!!! yeah half way to my goal. want to lose 15 more. I hope to achieve that by the end of the year.

2 big milestones for Megan yesterday. She laughed. It was so cute of course. Then she almost rolled over but only did it half way but thats a big step for her as we've been working on that with her therapist, so she'll be pleased to hear when she comes for her visit this week.
post #123 of 490
Joyce - my personal cure for NIP - take the babies to the mall, sit on the bench closest to Victoria's Secret, look at all the SKIN on the posters in the windows, nurse your baby and realize that you are only showing off the back of the babe's head and how truly offensive the posters at VS really are. :LOL

Jeni - she could have had just a heartburn-y kind of evening (yah, that's the *one time* reflux, adult heartburn).

Laura, big props to you today, I don't know how you managed to be such a pumping maven. I get SO frustrated pumping (ok so I have a manual pump) and you're an AWESOME mama for doing it!

Heather and Andy, did you see the Hathor where she is wearing the "nursing wrap shirt" - it is a t-shirt with the chest cut out, but the tummy part still there, and also has moby tails on each side so you can just tie the kid on.

1000 min is what? 30ish min/day? I'm not even going to bother with the math on that one.

Yah I'll bare my breasts anywhere my kid needs it. Actually, my friend made a comment to me yesterday after my midwife left the park, about how I had my entire boob hanging out - well I lift my t-shirt and then tuck it under my armpit and hold it down so it doesn't hit Lauren in the face, and well it exposes all of my boob too, but we were at the park at the beach, there were teenagers with more skin showing under their swimsuits!

Mary, hehe, I have those awe moments too, I'll be in bed nursing and go "wow, this kid has been here for over 4 months and *I'm* the reason she's growing!" Isn't that so cool?

Laura, make Megan a t-shirt that says "My mama pumps all her love for me" and wear it at the mall and yay on the milestones! Are you guys doing OT and PT at home?

We walked around the block last night (one little mile) and I carried Lauren instead of dh, and WOW what a difference that makes. I was TIRED when we got home and it was slower than usual. The chiro also gave me a good workout yesterday, I'm a little sore today but in a good way.

Yesterday was my mom's bday and dh's was last week, we're having cake and icecream at their house tonight, and poor Zoe gets her stitches out today (and her rabies vax). The hole in her side has healed really well, now we just have to wait for the hair to grow back in.

I my MDC mamas!

post #124 of 490
Up late last night with babies and a new washing machine that we got scratch-and-dent. No instructions and couldn't figure out how to make the darn thing work! It kept getting stuck. Turned out it had some rods in it to keep the drum from spinning during shipping. Doh! Hope we didn't break it. Needed a new machine, tho--with CD broke our old one twice in as many months, oops. :LOL If this one is a piece of junk, too, I guess we'll find out in a couple months after a few bazillion cloth diapers.

But just wanted to say, Mary, that Babs has a DH--adopted. I don't think she's ever had a baby naturally and gone through all that process.
post #125 of 490
Ok, for my fellow nut Laura...

Pumpkin Bread

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (1 3/4 C regular whole wheat flour + 1/4 C cornstarch)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves

2 C pumpkin puree
1/2 C maple syrup
2 T canola/corn oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 C chopped pecans
1/2 C raisins

Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a loaf pan by spraying it with non-stick.

Combine dry ingredients in a big bowl.
Combine wet ingredients in a medium bowl.
Pour wet ingredients into the dry, mixing just to combine. Stir in pecans and raisins, if using.

The batter should be pretty stiff. Spoon it into the loaf pan and bake on the centre rack of your oven for 50-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Not super sweet, but good!
post #126 of 490
Yawn. Well she slept, but I didn't get enough sleep. She's been up for two hours now and is exhausted but doesn't want to go back to sleep. Chattering to herself in bed now. Okay, now she's playing with Nana.

Laura, I always assume when I see an Avent or Medela bottle or something that it's bm, and that probably the mama isn't comfortable NIP.

I might try the bread as muffins, but I don't think I have any maple syrup. Drat.

Wow, Evelyn's growing out of 6-9? How big is she now? We're just growing into them. :LOL I've been putting the 6-9 one-piece shorts romper things on her and they're still baggy. And I can still get the 0-3 Gymboree lobster shirt that I love on her, but it's rather tight.
post #127 of 490
Oooh lookie, my husband is a mai tai model! http://www.nineacres.com/mei-tai-convertible.cfm
post #128 of 490
Hey Ladies,

Sorry I have been a stranger for the past couple of days. Things have been pretty hectic here.

Em "graduated" on Tuesday from her Toddler class and is now in the Primary School. She seems pretty excited about it. She had a looney teacher who would blame everything and I mean every normal 2 year old behavior on what she ate for breakfast. I agree with her to a point, but not everything is related to what she eats. We have had our issues with this teacher all year, but we had decided to just let it go since she was switching classrooms. This idiot yesterday tells us that we need to go to family couunseling and gave us a 5 page list of everything that is wrong with Em. Again, I agree with some of the stuff, and none of it is new info, we knew she felt this way. It just felt like she had to get that last little dig in. So, I am setting up a meeting with the head of the school. They really need to know about this. :

So, with that and work yesterday, we had a very frustrating day. Will capped it off by not sleeping and only being comforted by me. I don't mind mostly, but sometimes, it is so frustrating. I want to be able to have some me time, and I am always attached to Will since DH can't really comfort him.

Okay, sorry for the rant. I think I am doing better today. At least I don't have to work today. I have the day off. DH is going to give me some "me" time this afternoon and tomorrow morning.

NIP - I find that my mother is more uncomfortable with it than I am. I am pretty discrete, only lift my shirt as much as necessary, but that even makes her sqeamish.

Okay, Em wants to watch the Robot Parade song. Better go.

See later.
post #129 of 490
Lisa-yeah she gets 2 visits at home each month. Oh and manual pumps suck if I had to deal with a manual I would of given up a long time ago. Thats so cool your dh will wear her, I don't think mine ever would. He makes a great model by the way. Glad Zoe is getting her stitches out.

Kathy- thanks for the recipe! and oh crud as I was reading it I remembered our stove is broke, oh well have to wait till it gets fixed.

good luck with the washer Joyce
post #130 of 490
Oh Lisa, that's so cool! You're on there, too! Now I have to order one.
Tell your friend: "natrually" on the front page. Also, in checkout, I get an error message that says "if else" - no other info, and it does not seem to impede the checkout process, just a weird popup.

Paq, yep, Evelyn is a biggie. Not as big or as roly-poly as Violet, but up there. She's maybe 17.5 lb and 25", not tall, but she has her daddy's round rib cage.

Mary, you are a hoot at 3 a.m. You should totally wear the pedometer at work.

that Babs has a DH--adopted
(I'm guessing you mean DC?) She's just jealous, then! wanker.

Yay Andy and Ori! and Lisa and Lauren! Love our happy, well-digesting babes.

NIP: At the end of the hash, in the circle, they call in all the virgins (first-time hashers) and ask each for a "short joke, short song, or a long/voluptuous body part." My first hash, the RA hadn't even finished the question before I said, "Can I flash my tits?" :LOL Everybody said, "Yeah!"
So obviously I have no problem nursing in public. I'm on with the public education campaign reason, too.

Tiger, good luck with your washer.

Nicole, what a crazy teacher. : Good for you for discussing it with the head of the school. They do need to know about it.
Robot parade! Robot parade! Wave the flags that the robots made! (music smilie) Does she watch the mm on the CD or is there a movie for it?

manual pumps - mine is only useful when I'm really engorged. On the trip home last Wed, when she was barely eating, I just held the handle partway down and squiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirt. It's good for travel.

Will post this to make sure I don't lose it. I have some interesting stuff to tell you guys.
post #131 of 490
My DH is officially nominated to lead the husband training camp. He is wonderful all around. He takes care of the baby and of me and is sensitive to my feelings without being a pain in any way. Just great!

Then this morning... last night was the first time we had sex in four weeks, since my cyst-removal surgery. That was nice. This morning I notice a herpes blister . I haven't had an outbreak since before we got married, but this sure looks like one. SUCKS because he's almost certain to get it. Of course it was likely that he would catch it from me eventually, but we did want to postpone it as long as possible.
I dragged him out on the deck at breakfast to tell him what I found. He said "Shiuh." (His mouth was full of cereal.) Then when he realized I was talking about a herpes blister and not a problem with my stitches, he was relieved. What a man! He was much more concerned about damaging my stitches than about catching an STD. He is awesome.

Next questions - is Valtrex safe for breastfeeding, and is there any danger for Evelyn because we had a bath together last night? I'm off to Kellymom to find out.

Still to come: stories of Evelyn's first meal of rice cereal and of peas.
post #132 of 490
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Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! Little orphan annie had the right words there! I just can't keep up here. My bread machine is whirring away, making a spelt/rice/potato bread (I'm considering adding the tamari almonds, but maybe next time). YEA!!! Well Brownies sucked as usual, I am SO done w/it. the school asked me to reconsider and I just about jumped down the ladies throat w/a no so fast... is there no end!?! Anyway, one more meeting (party) next week, and then the campout and that's it. I do hope the girls find someplace for next year (my kid is in, but the others...).

I am too scared to commit to 1000 mins., 'cause if I can't do it I'll feel like a failure, and I just don't need that. So I'm increasing my walking on my own, and trying to squeeze in the exercise at home, but sometimes I just need a freaking break. I don't want to work out, I want to curl up w/a tea or iced tea or lemonade and read a book for half an hour while the baby actually sleeps :LOL . Today, although I had to nurse him twice in between, he's giving me almost 2 hrs., but I also did the diaper laundry, and two other loads, cleaned the kitchen floor and made the bread for the machine (oh, now THAT was hard! :LOL ). I guess I'm feeling kinda fried. Jerry WASN'T away this week (although to hear me complain you'da thunk it, huh?), but next week. This week he's been pretty gone, tho, not getting home till after six (except yesterday when he had a softball game) and then really needing to veg. out. He's pretty stressed at work these days. So exercise isn't my first priority. Gotta say, tho, that not eating wheat has def. given my body a chance to lose some weight. I'll bet I've lost 5lbs in the past 10 days or so. And milk supply is high!

Laura - WELL DONE to Megan on both the semi-tuck roll w/a twist (gotta love the little athletes!) and the laugh!!! Baby laughter is just as pure as it gets, eh? And I think Lisa's idea of the t-shirt is a GREAT one! I've got a permanent marker here...can I send it?!! :LOL

Joyce - (shiver smilie) - I hate wondering whether I've gone and done some duh thing to a large appliance. I do it once in a while, and it always makes me wanna go sit quietly in the bathroom and not be disturbed (until dh tells me it's ok to come out). I am SO bad at stuff like that. I actually returned a dvd player once, condemned it probably!, because I couldn't get it to work. I didn't have the tv on the right channel. : I suck sometimes. BUT - I did figure out what was wrong, so sometimes I'm bloody BRILLIANT!!! I do hope this one is ok... :

Paq - get some sleep, honey. Take her to the park, bring some comfy quilts, and snooze under a big shade tree. You'll feel better...and so will she!!! (Or will Nana walk her for a while outside while you get a bit of sleep?)

Az - I wanted to comment on the MIL drama - what a drag. I honestly have no advice, but I'm glad to be here to listen. I'm still looking for a strawberry diaper, but no luck. What about getting the fabric and sending it to someone to make a custom? Flannel strawberry material or cotton knit might be easier to find, wouldn't it? what we do for our kids...

Lisa - I'm getting a lot of emails about the nurse-in in nyc, and it's starting to look like it might be BIG. A bunch of mamas are going because they are SICK of being put in the imporssible position "breast is best" but "don't let me see it!". And they are RIGHT! I really do wish I could go...sigh.

Laura - I pm'd you about something - I got an email from here, she's going to the nurse in too. She seems totally legit and a mama herself. Obviously only if it feels right to you...

Ok, time to move laundry and maybe time for one diaper search! Yea!!! Lots of hugs mamas! xxx andy
post #133 of 490
Thread Starter 
Nicole - I second JEssi - you've got to share some of that w/the head of school. It's ok for a teacher to take steps to alleviate some of the craziness the kids put out w/good diet etc., but it only goes so far. Beca's preschool teacher did that a bit too. When I told her that I felt we were making good decisions, and shared some of them w/her, she backed right down and realized that my kid has a high energy level and some learning left to do. And that's where it ended. She's a great teacher, tho., so I'm not sure I woulda gone that route if the teacher was kinda nutty all year long... good luck, mama!

Jessi - ouch! Sucks on the blister. I'm SO glad dh is a nice guy. So where are we going to hold the dh camp? And can mamas and kids go along and sit poolside???
post #134 of 490
Thread Starter 
I'm smelling bread.....
post #135 of 490
Jess - She watches it online at this site:

It is hilarious. She loves it.
post #136 of 490
DH camp: as part of their training, they can clear Karen's piece of land while we sit at the beach.
post #137 of 490
gosh, last night Luka woke up crying and upset. He was nursing and then he sounded so congested. and couldn't breathe. I thought he might be getting sick and then I realized he had spit up (when the bed was wet) and that it had come out his nose and that's why he was so congested. it took me 45 minutes to console him after that. zzzzz

OOOH Jessica, I like your dh camp idea!!!
so sorry to hear about your herpes- and how sweet your dh wasn't mad (not that it waws an on purpose thing). I don't have info on that med- did you find out yet? you could call an LLL Leader (who could get the info if she doesn't have it) or you could check Hale's website (to tired to look for it myself)- he wrote meds and mother's milk. can dh take an anti-viral and lessen the possibility he'll get it bad?

Andy- go check out the 1000 minute thing- MANY pepole last month got nowhere NEAR 1000- some only in the 200 range or even less. somehow though, it feels motivational. don't be intimidated!
on your wheat-free ness. I have not taken the plunge, eventhough yesterday I was thinking I need to do something because my baby's face is slightly bumpy maybe I should start today???

oh, I think it was not enough sleep because my brain is not allowing me to figure out what I was gonna say and respond to each of you personally. it just might have to be a coffe day for me.

oh, one thing I was gonna say to Joyce, on the NIP thing;. My friends who have twins mostly nurse them individually in public. one says she figures people would just be horrified and gape at her if she nursed both her toddlers at the same time. but actualy at the beach the other day my twinmom with 9 month olds nursed them both- but then she was half naked anyways. oh whatever. i'm not making sense!

we're supposed to go to the beach.
post #138 of 490
: Sorry folks. Back down in So Cal after my Auntie had a cerebral anurism (sp?). She's doing well, can walk, talk and knows everyone, and has survived a week post operative. 2 more weeks and she will be out of the woods. Sucked when she was in ICU, as I had to leave Kaia 7 floors down with no way to call me back just to see her. Needless to say I didn't stay long. Don't know when I will be back home.
post #139 of 490
Oh Michelle, so sorry about your auntie! What a good neice you are to go see her. Glad she is doing well. That sounds scary.

Karen, go to the beach.
Poor Luka! Good job soothing him.
Kellymom didn't list Valtrex specifically, but the antivirals they did list were okay, so I guess it'll be fine. Yes, DH could take them to lessen the impact of an initial outbreak. I'm wondering whether he should start them now. My initial outbreak started within a few days, but it can take longer, iirc. I have enough for him to take them for two weeks, in low dosage.
post #140 of 490
Morning all!-

I don't really have anything to say except hi! On the nip - I really don't care so much. I try to not have my whole chest exposed, but well, its happened quite a few times. The biggest problem I have is that I'm always forgetting to pull my shirt back down all the way, and leave part of my ninis hanging out. That's just embarrasing in and of itself. Has nothing to do with nursing.

Alot of the moms here use these nursing aprons. nothing special, just a peice of hawaiian fabric, with a stap to go around your neck. I have no interest in one, but i could see how they would be useful at the beach when you have to unpeel half your bathing suit to nurse, or when you are nursing more than one child and have no coverage. Whatever makes a mama feel comfortable!

Laura, I'm like Paq. Whenever I see a mama with a nursing brand bottle I just assume its breastmilk. Honestly, though, I usually don't pay attention to that kind of stuff - and I don't like to make assumptions about people, so I just let that kind of thing go.

Nicole - If any teacher is willing to sit there and write a five page paper on the behavior of a perfectly functioning 2YO, well, they obviously have an untreated case of OCD, or they shouldn't be working with small children. Some people just don't get it. I would darenot make any lifelong judgements/predictions based on the actions of MY 2yo. Basically, sounds like she's wonky. Seems like you can already see that, though. Good luck with the meeting.

The 1000 min thing sounds neat. I'm going to go check it out now. Bye!
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