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Thanks Erika! Actually I was wondering.
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MCB- I'm here now. Can you believe I forgot to subscribe to the new thread again? I missed you all! Good luck with the growth spurt!

busybusymomma2, er, Max - Hope you have/had fun at the circus! Did you get a blowout yet? Audrey is pooping less often so it's more likely to blow out of our snug little prefolds (but the cover holds it)!

Sydnee- glad to hear you and dh are agreeing, and feeling good about your decision! Enjoy your dinner out and Happy Anniversary!

Anita- I hope your battle with thrush is won by now, that just sounds like NO fun!

Amanda- an odd idea... I remember reading that wool breast pads are good for preventing clogged ducts on the premise that coldness increases clogged ducts (and on the occasion that I've had a plugged duct, my breast really is cool to the touch ). Have you tried wool breast pads yet just to see if the warmth would help? You're had a rough road!

Kristina- sending you Great Supply vibes!

Erika- we love prefolds now (used fitteds with ds)... we do the bikini twist and close with a snappi and use MotherEase Airflow covers. Enjoy your mini-vacation! Oh my, your precocious little girl! My friend's dd did the same thing, I forget what she used to get it out of her hair.

BambooMama- After ds was born, I just told our ped that I had done some reading and we had made the decision to discontinue vaxing our dd and we wouldn't be vaxing ds at all (and now dd2 as well of course). I was prepared for at least some gentle nudging to vax, but he just said it was our decision and that was that.

taimarie- I bought some Hylands Teething Tablets last month because they were on sale through Frontier (so even cheaper than usual). They're waiting that day when Dree starts teething... I'm in no hurry tho!

Marylizah- some vax are mandatory there huh? I can understand the desire to wait until you know if you're staying in France. IL's staying for four months? Yikes! : And yes, things feel different down there. I'm just now having real feeling down there... and maybe just a tinge of libido, but not much. :

*andiflipping*- ugh, so sorry you have mastitis again. :

Gretchen- we've DTD a couple of times now. Not bad. My libido isn't great right now though, unfortunately for dh.

Cheryl- I second the suggestion of Elizabeth Pantley's book. I rest it out of curiousity but it seemed like it had some good suggestions though I can't vouch that they work. I hope things improve for you soon!

Corina- wow, your milk must be cream! Enjoy your big little girl!

KRS- Seems like when it rains it does poor. : Dree seems to grown up for an 8 week old. It makes me sad and proud at the same time. :

Whew, took awhile to catch up on all the posts. Time for bed now! :yawning: I'll post more later...
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to you, KRS, so sorry to hear about your precious puppy and your hermit crabs! That's a lot to process all at once.

Woke up to some seriously bad news, y'all. The Beirut airport was bombed and is closed, which means we don't know when or how the ILs will be able to come to visit. Plus, it looks like the violence may be escalating with a naval blockade (this would mean they couldn't even travel to Cyprus in order to fly to Europe) and airstrikes in the southern suburbs of Beirut and in the south of the country.

What's so ironic about all this is that the ILs visa is taking a long time to be delivered because they are applying for residency here, partly to escape the unstable political situation there. We're so worried for all the friends and family there-- praying that this doesn't reignite the civil war... :
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KRS: So sorry to hear about your puppy...but I'm sure she had a wonderful life with you. Sorry to hear about the hermit crabs as well/

Erika...thanks for the laugh!

Happy Anniversary, Sydnee!

mamacatsbaby...I'm wearing my maternity jeans as well. They're the only jeans that even come remotely close to fitting. It's just too hot here to walk more than, oh, 30 or 40 feet. I'm thinking I'll get back into shape in the fall.

Dd has been sleeping for long stretches since about week 2. The problem is that my breasts are getting super full and uncomfortable at night. I can hand express a tiny bit off for relief, but not a whole lot...and I don't want to pump b/c of the nipple damage. Dh gave her a bottle of expressed (well, really "caught"--throughout the day, I just put a bowl over the breast I'm not feeding dd on ) bm at 4:30 this morning (she had been asleep since 9:15) b/c I was desperate for some sleep...but now she's napping again and I need her to empty my right boob ASAP. It's amazing how my breasts have become the center of my universe. Can't wait for three months old...

Sorry I didn't get through all the personals...hope everyone has a great day!
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Originally Posted by Marylizah
to you, KRS, so sorry to hear about your precious puppy and your hermit crabs! That's a lot to process all at once.

Woke up to some seriously bad news, y'all. The Beirut airport was bombed and is closed, which means we don't know when or how the ILs will be able to come to visit. Plus, it looks like the violence may be escalating with a naval blockade (this would mean they couldn't even travel to Cyprus in order to fly to Europe) and airstrikes in the southern suburbs of Beirut and in the south of the country.

What's so ironic about all this is that the ILs visa is taking a long time to be delivered because they are applying for residency here, partly to escape the unstable political situation there. We're so worried for all the friends and family there-- praying that this doesn't reignite the civil war... :
Holy smokes! I just heard about this story. I hope all of you guys friends and family are alright and the ILs can get there soon.
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Marylizah...I'm so sorry.
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Oh Maryliza...I'm so sorry. Hoping your family and friends are safe.

Did you all see this...

MDC Closing For Server Move
We are finally stepping forward into our new server. Servers actually. We will have a three server setup, one for the website, one for the database that serves the boards and a third for files and backup needs. So we are moving into quite a spacious and comfortable home that we hope will accommodate our wonderful community in the way it deserves.

If all goes well in preparation today and tomorrow, the plan is to close the board sometime Saturday. It could be the very early hours of Saturday monring or sometime later. If there are any delays we will certainly post an update and will continue to update you on the progress of the move throughout the downtime. Some members expressed concern about loss of threads and advised each other to make copies of threads important to them. We do have a full backup of our databases made daily and will test everything out on the new server as things are transferred to make sure there is no loss of data. We will also have the boards intact on the old server, essentially having two sites up at once. So the possibility of losing data is very minimal and not much of a concern. Thanks for your patience and well wishes for the move!

Any interest in starting a yahoo group so we can be in touch when the server is down???

I'm not sure I can make it all weekend without my May mamas!!! :
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Erin I'd be iinterested in starting a Yahoo group!
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PS: Where it says "tell why you want to join this group"....you can just put your MDC name!
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Though I've been in read-only mode lately a yahoo group might not be a bad idea for the weekend and future use when we get booted for not being "due" anymore!

Big vent coming (haven't been posting much b/c all is well, but hugs to all having troubles). I joined a "beyond birth" group at our local hospital to meet other new moms and to finally leave my freakin' house! The first day I go I know right away which room it's in - the one with 11 stroller frames outside the door. Now I live in a very liberal, ap friendly area and every mom (11 in all) was using a travel system. I was SO surprised to be the only slinging mama. Next shocker- all binky babes, every last one. They just laid the babies on their blankets while they chatted and the babies sucked their binkies contentedly. When they left, they put the babies in the carriers, locked into the strollers and were off. One even asked me if I had walked there as Rosa was not in a car seat! I was the only one using cloth too. Also today we discovered that all are fully vaxed. I feel like a freak with them and I thought I was living in an ap mecca!! I realized that dh and I have made the decisions we did based very much on what I learned here. Without mdc and the magazine I may have not even thought about many of these issues...I remember when I first joined thinking that I'd keep an open mind, but probably not cd like so many others here...oh how times have changed!
So I thank all of you for being there and helping me along the journey to becoming the type of mama that I've become!

And a picture link to boot!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lafamillemurphy And hi to you mcb too!
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Oh my goodness Danielle!!! She is GORGEOUS!!

Sorry about your mom's group experience. Do you have LLL nearby? Or mommy/baby yoga? That's where I've met most of my crunchy mama friends!! Oh and what about the "Finding your Tribe" section here at MDC. I've met a lot of great mamas through there too!

Took the kids in for check-ups today. DS (9 weeks) is 14.5 pounds and 24" long (95th and 90th %). DD (25 mos) is 24.5 pounds and 32" (10th % for both) -- she's such a peanut now but was big like DS when she was a babe.

I LOVE our new doctor. He didn't even mention vaxes (I had previously told him that we don't do any) other than to say that since we're not doing them we were welcome to come in any time we wanted but he didn't need to see them again until next year! He said...if they're healthy, keep 'em out of the doctor's office. This is where the germs are. He also told me that his non-vaxing families are some of the healthiest, most intelligent children he knows!

This is a nice change of pace after leaving our family doctor who claimed to be open-minded about vaxing but made me feel like the most negligent parent in the world every time we went in for a check up. :
post #53 of 72
PS ~ Just wanted to respond to this...

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One even asked me if I had walked there as Rosa was not in a car seat!
People really just don't know what's outside of the mainstream...unless they go looking or someone gentle nudges them!!

You *might* want to share Mothering Mag articles with some of the new mamas. Like the recent article on why you shouldn't use travel systems and keep your babe in the carseat all day. You don't have to make it like your the AP expert but more like.....I came across this article and thought it was really interesting.

In my mama and baby yoga class we all used to share various articles of interest that we came across.
post #54 of 72
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Originally Posted by dshields
One even asked me if I had walked there as Rosa was not in a car seat!
I was buying dh a shirt today, and one of the salespeople was intrigued by my sling and asked if "it was the latest thing." I said (nicely): "Um...no. This is pretty much how people have been doing it since the dawn of time."

Love the pics, btw! What a cutie pie.
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dshields... i had the 100% EXACT same experience on Tuesday, only it was at the local crunchy baby store (where they actually sell CD's!!!). I'm never going back!!! one woman actually was boisterously recommending her pediatrician to another mama b/c he was really 'progressive and modern'... b/c he was fine with her introducing solids at 2 months!!!! AND the baby had been born 6 weeks early, so really that baby was getting solids 2 weeks after it's due date!!! Holy S*%&!!!!! I couldn't believe it! I'm sure you're not, but if you're around Madison, WI, I'll hang with you!!! LOL
post #56 of 72
okay i signed up for the yahoo group incase we thoose this spot ......

on the cding front....one of my great ap friends from my ap playgroup brought me an assortment of cd's that are to small for her son to tryout, so far I really like the fb's and I like the kissaluvs w/ a sww but i think he needs a bigger size in those so im gonna look around....im so excited to be FINALLY getting started on cding....she also lent me a couple os motherease, which i put on dd hee hee, figure may as well cloth them both, once ds needs a change im gonna see how those fit him and if they work for both kids what a bounus right?!

so the latest adventure to follow up the vaseline from yesterday....today dd put my cell phone in the toilet lol....oh man I love it....I have a new one on the way MONDay....but ill live


well better go as dd just finished nursing and is sleep so im gonna go play w/ dd
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Marylizah- I hope your IL's stay safe!

Danielle- whatta cutie! She has a very expressive face.

Erin- glad to hear you're loving your new ped... that's what I like about mine, he just never mentions it or tries to change my mind.

Amanda- isn't that funny? Nope, not a new fad. Say, I watched the newest Love Comes Softly movie awhile back and at the end of the movie she was gardening with her baby tied onto her with a wrap like piece of cloth.
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Erika- sounds like your dd is like my dd1 and ds... gotta hide everything.
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Originally Posted by BambooMama
dshields... i had the 100% EXACT same experience on Tuesday, only it was at the local crunchy baby store (where they actually sell CD's!!!). I'm never going back!!! one woman actually was boisterously recommending her pediatrician to another mama b/c he was really 'progressive and modern'... b/c he was fine with her introducing solids at 2 months!!!! AND the baby had been born 6 weeks early, so really that baby was getting solids 2 weeks after it's due date!!! Holy S*%&!!!!! I couldn't believe it! I'm sure you're not, but if you're around Madison, WI, I'll hang with you!!! LOL
Oh we had a solids issue too! 3.5 months and the lady was ready to feed solids, but her ped "is against it", she said in an irritated voice. This one talked about how dh hated to hear the son cry and he could hear his baby crying in the nursery at the hospital and was annoyed. Shocking in itself - but why was the kid in the nursery while his parents hung out in the room next door? She also said that she was mad that her ped put so much pressure on her to nurse. When I asked her who her ped was she assumed it was so I could avoid them! I won't even tell you how a BFING mom said that women needed to realize that they have choices other than bfing! I had to mention the millions spent on formula bags and ads in every glossy magzine out there to remind us. It's just so disapointing.

Erin, great idea on the article. I can give it to the moderator and she could distribute it...she gave us a Mothering article from 1987 the other day. BTW, we are going to be spending alot of time in Newport over the next month (il's rented a house) if you are nearby at all maybe we could meet up sometime.
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Erin, great idea on the article. I can give it to the moderator and she could distribute it...she gave us a Mothering article from 1987 the other day. BTW, we are going to be spending alot of time in Newport over the next month (il's rented a house) if you are nearby at all maybe we could meet up sometime.
Yay! I would love that!! That would be so fun!
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