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So has anyone melted from this heat yet?
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I havent yet but I do have central air. :
Suppose to be the hottest day of the year today.
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Oh we figured out why Evan wasn't talking. His ears were full of clear fluid. We are currently on meds to clear out the fluid and he is talking more every day.
Poor kiddo!!! I'm glad it finally got figured out!


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Sage is doing well, she is coping with her daddy being gone. he usually helps her to get to sleep at night. she woke up last night at 1am and asked where her daddy was? I told her he is still working w/ FIL and she rolled over and went back to sleep. Hopefully, he will be back friday night. Sage told DH on the phone tonight that he cant work anymore and he needs to come home NOW!
That must be so sad. Poor baby
I guess it's the color and logo on the truck but every time Jelly sees a UPS truck she points and says, "That Daddy" and gets upset when the truck drives away.
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Liz - I'm surviving with 4 - it's really not that much different than 3 (so are you ready to have another one yet :mischeif )

Ella bella's will be 6 months old on the 13th - I can hardly believe that! Her reflux is still there. She spits up quite a bit and has this rattly cough that they say is because of the reflux, but it sounds more allergy/asthmaish to me. No wheezing so I don't think asthma really, but I don't understand how the cough can be from reflux. Other than that, she's happy and SUCH a little chunko. And the "so when are you going to start giving that kid 'real' food?" crap has already begun. : FIL, need I say more?

Jesi has taken terrible two to a whole new level : Gracious! The screeching when she doesn't get her way, and now she has taken to scratching and squeezing people when she's angry. She's back talking - I'll ask her to do something and she'll look at me and say "no" Danielle taught her that, she's been terrible about that lately and she's been getting in lots of trouble for it too.

We are packing up (or I should say I am packing up) the trailer to go to the mountains this weekend. It's sort of a family reunion of MIL's family. MIL's parents and 3 brothers will all be going too. We're goinig to a small lake up in the mountains - hopefully the water won't be too cold and the girls will be able to swim a bit. I'm just looking forward to getting out of town for a couple of days. Dh has been working non stop since Monday of LAST week, he had last sunday off, but worked last Saturday so since July 17, he has had 1 day off AND has been working longer hours everyday as well. He's exhausted!

Mikayla has been up at a different lake with a friend of mine since Friday. She brought her home last night because she had been sick all day yesterday. She's still sick this morning so I'm going to call the doctor as soon as they open and take her in. It's always fun dragging 4 kids into the doctor's office.

And Danielle starts kindergarten a week from Monday - I just can't believe it! Where has the time gone?

OK, there's my novel for the day
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hello all. Glad to hear that everyone is doing ok. It is finally raining some here, which is helping with the heat a bit. Haylee is just being her typical self. We are stil trying to potty train, we have good and bad days. DH and I are offically trying for #2 now! And we are very excited. Haylee says that she doesnt want a baby she just wants a sucker or a puppy dont know how well that will work. Well hope you all have a great day.
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thanks liz for the new thread!

as if DH being gone was bad enough, stepMIL called me at 7am crying. THeir dog died. She was 15 years old! FIL got her when she was 8 weeks old. DH was 10, BIL was 8 and SIL was 5 when they got her. She has been sick for awhile, but I think the heat wave was just too much for her. we went over there, and I had tried to tell sage that sarge, (the dog) was gone, tried to explain that she died, but Sage doesnt understand the whole concept of death, of course. so as soon as she saw S-MIL, she was asking "where's sarge?"

How can I explain this to her? S-MIL and I just kind of finally told her that Sarge was "gone" and she was "all better" b/c sage knew sarge was sick.
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Hi Everyone ...

Bec, Sherri, Liz ... I'm thinking having 2 is going to be insane -- I seriously can't imagine what you all are going through.

Liz ... glad they finally diagnosed Evan. My niece had a similar thing so when she talked, she repeated everything as she heard it, which was surprisingly similar to the way people hear things under water. She's almost 10 now, and doesn't shush ever, so it'll work itself out.

Christy ... Sorry about the dog. No advice on what to tell Sage,though.

Tami ... yeah for the potty!

I'm hanging in. I'm 38 weeks tomorrow according to my dates and 38 weeks on Monday according to the midwife's dates. Baby is doing great and is still very active -- more so than Henry ever was. I'm coping with the heat -- dh has been threatened on more than one occasion regarding altering the settings on the A/C. If he's cold, he needs to put more clothes on or pull a blanket up. I'm HOT! Things are still looking good for my VBAC possibilities, so keep your fingers crossed. I'll probably have one of my 2 IRL-but-also-MDC-friends drop by and post a quick announcement when Bean arrives.

Henry is, well, Henry. Too smart for his own good, and full of being a two-year old. He's still nursing so I will be tandeming, which freaks me out a bit. He seems to understand that "baby brother" is coming to live with us. He's had a lot of fun helping me match baby socks, put baby clothes and diapers away, etc. And he seems to understand that he'll have to share nursies with him. Of course, I'm not holding my breath that he actually lives up to all of this, but at least he's processed the concepts somewhat. All I can hope for now is that he's ok for the few days I'm in the hospital. He's really freaked about mommy not being here. I wish I could've stayed away one night while pregnant, but dh has been working so much, and my mom is just a little too far away for my comfort at this stage in the game, so it'll be baptism by fire for dh and Henry. Hope it'll all go well.
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still here, barely alive. we made it through our heatwave and i'm now basking in 78 degrees! such a relief!
i ended up in the er sunday night and was diagnosed with gallstones. whoopee! i need to schedule surgery soon. i had an iud placed at the beginning of july and had it removed today because it was making me severly depressed. the husband type is scheduled for the big snip on the 18th!
m is 7 months and a crack up. he's just a sweet laid-back little guy. he's having trouble sleeping right now, we think it's more teeth! i can't believe it! didn't i just have him?!
k is getting smarter by the day, she eclipsed us months ago. we think she's thisclose to reading: she can identify all letters in and out of sequence and has been memorizing stories. she's starting to understand how words work, too. very impressive. she's tall and beautiful, too, of course!
hope everyone is doing well!
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It's really, really hot here in San Antonio. Well over 100. We've been mostly staying inside and watching too much tv, occassionally going to the children's museum. Yesterday Anna said, "Mommy, I want to go outside and see the sun. Please?" I felt sooooo guilty! Especially since I replied, "How about we wait a bit and go see the moon instead."
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Originally Posted by Terabith
It's really, really hot here in San Antonio. Well over 100. We've been mostly staying inside and watching too much tv, occassionally going to the children's museum. Yesterday Anna said, "Mommy, I want to go outside and see the sun. Please?" I felt sooooo guilty! Especially since I replied, "How about we wait a bit and go see the moon instead."
awww. its about 100 here today and we havent gone outside yet. why would i wanna do that when i have a house full of ac??
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Originally Posted by Henry's_Mamma
He's really freaked about mommy not being here. I wish I could've stayed away one night while pregnant, but dh has been working so much, and my mom is just a little too far away for my comfort at this stage in the game, so it'll be baptism by fire for dh and Henry. Hope it'll all go well.
why do you have to stay that long?
Jelly was about 26 hrs old when i left the hospital.
I bet I could have left that night but they insisted i would only hve to bring her back at 24hrs for the tests they "need" to do.
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Originally Posted by WickidaWitch
why do you have to stay that long?
Jelly was about 26 hrs old when i left the hospital.
I bet I could have left that night but they insisted i would only hve to bring her back at 24hrs for the tests they "need" to do.
Well .... if I have a VBAC : I can probably leave after about 24-36 hours presuming Bean doesn't have ABO Blood Type Jaundice (not typical newborn jaundice; actually something that could be quite serious). Henry had this jaundice and was under the bili-lights for 48+ hours, starting 30 hours after birth (but we knew we were headed this way about 12 hours after his birth). And given genetics, it is likely to happen again this time. Getting approval from the ins. co. for at home jaundice care (a bili-blanket) is notoriously difficult, and I don't have the money to pay out of pocket. On top of that, our ped is not keen on early discharge (NO ped in the area is -- we have one of the crunchier ones), so we would be signing out AMA, which is an automatic call to CPS around here. They usually don't care, but we're also declining all sorts of things (like hep. B and eye gunk), so that may red flag us. I just don't want the hassle. But if I have a c/s, I know I won't physically be ready to go home for at least 48 hours (we have very steep stairs, which were hard enough last time 4 days post-delivery), and even then, we may still be facing the above jaundice problems.

I'm most concerned about the jaundice issues and trying to avoid them. My midwives are ADAMENT about baby to breast immediately after birth with a vaginal delivery and within 45-60 minutes of birth after a c/s. This should help us tremendously in warding off or minimizing the jaundice potential. But it isn't a sure thing. My sub-concern is that I have a vaginal delivery, and then the baby develops the jaundice around hour 30, and needs bili-lights for 2+ days. I'll be discharged at 48 hours, but baby will still be admitted. That means I have to stay at the hospital without a room while baby is in the nursery. Would totally suck.

This is one of those no wins. If I could have this baby at home, I would (because then if there were jaundice issues baby would be admitted to pediatrics where I could easily stay), but it is illegal for a midwife to attend the home birth of any woman with prior uterine surgery, so it is hospital or unassisted, the later of which I'm completely uncomfortable with.

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Originally Posted by witchbaby
k is getting smarter by the day, she eclipsed us months ago. we think she's thisclose to reading: she can identify all letters in and out of sequence and has been memorizing stories. she's starting to understand how words work, too. very impressive.
Very impressive indeed. Henry can read, which I'm always wary about admitting. But he can read most Dr. Suess (including ones he hasn't seen) and just about anything on par difficulty-wise with Frog & Toad. It is really cool. And VERY scary.
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Originally Posted by Henry's_Mamma
Well .... if I have a VBAC : I can probably leave after about 24-36 hours presuming Bean doesn't have ABO Blood Type Jaundice (not typical newborn jaundice; actually something that could be quite serious). Henry had this jaundice and was under the bili-lights for 48+ hours, starting 30 hours after birth (but we knew we were headed this way about 12 hours after his birth). And given genetics, it is likely to happen again this time. Getting approval from the ins. co. for at home jaundice care (a bili-blanket) is notoriously difficult, and I don't have the money to pay out of pocket. On top of that, our ped is not keen on early discharge (NO ped in the area is -- we have one of the crunchier ones), so we would be signing out AMA, which is an automatic call to CPS around here. They usually don't care, but we're also declining all sorts of things (like hep. B and eye gunk), so that may red flag us. I just don't want the hassle. But if I have a c/s, I know I won't physically be ready to go home for at least 48 hours (we have very steep stairs, which were hard enough last time 4 days post-delivery), and even then, we may still be facing the above jaundice problems.

I'm most concerned about the jaundice issues and trying to avoid them. My midwives are ADAMENT about baby to breast immediately after birth with a vaginal delivery and within 45-60 minutes of birth after a c/s. This should help us tremendously in warding off or minimizing the jaundice potential. But it isn't a sure thing. My sub-concern is that I have a vaginal delivery, and then the baby develops the jaundice around hour 30, and needs bili-lights for 2+ days. I'll be discharged at 48 hours, but baby will still be admitted. That means I have to stay at the hospital without a room while baby is in the nursery. Would totally suck.

This is one of those no wins. If I could have this baby at home, I would (because then if there were jaundice issues baby would be admitted to pediatrics where I could easily stay), but it is illegal for a midwife to attend the home birth of any woman with prior uterine surgery, so it is hospital or unassisted, the later of which I'm completely uncomfortable with.



Very impressive indeed. Henry can read, which I'm always wary about admitting. But he can read most Dr. Suess (including ones he hasn't seen) and just about anything on par difficulty-wise with Frog & Toad. It is really cool. And VERY scary.
mama, i don't think you should be ashamed WHATSOEVER that your son is reading. that's awesome!
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witchbaby, good luck w/ the GB surgery. I've done it and i am so glad I did. They say it isnt hereditary, but my mom, her brother, and my dad's sister have all had theirs removed due to excessive gall stones. one of my grandparents too, but i dont remember who, lol. Its not that bad of a surgery, just make sure to take your vicodin the 1st day or two afterward. (probably start pumping milk now for the baby and freezing it for when you are on the vicodin, then pump and dump when you're taking the vicodin.) the topmost incision is the most sore, since they have to go thru the muscle there. Use a pillow to cough, laugh, etc. Arrange some care for the kids for at least 3 days b/c you wont be able to pick them up or do alot of the mommy things you usually do b/c you will be sore. Make DH clean the house, lol. dont even think of using the vaccuum cleaner! HTH! and wow about K reading! holy cow!

Amy, good luck w/ the delivery and defniately good luck w/ the jaundice. I hope the nursing helps. Henry sounds really smart! Sage is nowhere near reading yet, but she will look at cookbooks and tell me how much of something to put in a recipe when I'm cooking..."you need 2 spoons of pepper mom!" but the recipe calls for 2 teaspoons of brown sugar, lol.

the heat finally broke here! and i went and got a window a/c, so that has helped alot. Its raining right now, or else we might have gone to the park today. (we haven't been outside in 2 days, either, except to get in the car, lol). the a/c unit is in the living room, so lastnigh, i closed off all the other rooms, hung up a blanket between the kitchen and living room and cranked up the a/c. I pulled out the sofa bed and sage and I ended up huddled under the covers by midnight, it was soooo cold! i was never happier to be chattering my teeth, lol.
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yesterday was like 100 here. i stayed in all day. my 8-9yo neighbor was here and after awhile she told me she was cold. I said, "well, you can go home to your hot house if you want!!" She stayed.
I changed my avatar and profile pics.
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aw, the kids are cute, tammi! Shawn looks like a man! how did that happen?

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Thanks christy.
How did that happen? I don't know.
I wish he was 3 again.

does anyone else get 2 emails (for the same post) everytime someone posts here? I always do.
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Originally Posted by Christy1980
witchbaby, good luck w/ the GB surgery. I've done it and i am so glad I did. They say it isnt hereditary, but my mom, her brother, and my dad's sister have all had theirs removed due to excessive gall stones. one of my grandparents too, but i dont remember who, lol. Its not that bad of a surgery, just make sure to take your vicodin the 1st day or two afterward. (probably start pumping milk now for the baby and freezing it for when you are on the vicodin, then pump and dump when you're taking the vicodin.) the topmost incision is the most sore, since they have to go thru the muscle there. Use a pillow to cough, laugh, etc. Arrange some care for the kids for at least 3 days b/c you wont be able to pick them up or do alot of the mommy things you usually do b/c you will be sore. Make DH clean the house, lol. dont even think of using the vaccuum cleaner! HTH! and wow about K reading! holy cow!
i was given a prescription for percocet at the er but never filled it. i assume that's what they'll give me? we asked 5645135125 times they make sure whatever they gave me was breastfeeding compatible and m seems to have come through fine. i'm not a good pumper and m won't take ebm frozen (picky picky).
i had a c/s with k, so i know ALL about coughing with a pillow! every time i coughed in those first few weeks, i'd start to cry and beg a for a cup of water so it wouldn't hurt!
and cleaning? i don't do that NOW!
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Amy : I was worried about Evan when I went unto labor. I was in the hospital 5 days and he did fine as long as Daddy put him to bed every night. So that meant that DH wasn't with me a the hospital much, but Evan was aok. My advice to you is to stay in the hospital as long as they will let you. They feed you, bring the babe to you, and take him away when you need a rest. You won't get that at home. I think one reason I recovered quickly from my section was because I stayed at least an extra day. I'll be crossing my fingers for you and your VBAC- can I live vicariously through you, since I didn't have mine And good luck on the jaundice. Nurse nurse nurse.

witchbaby: best of luck on the GBSurgery. : And awesome about the reading.

Christy: I'm still so excited for you that you have your house. : That is so cute that Sage "helps" you cook. :

More later- duty calls.
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witchbaby, i dunno if percoset is bf-friendly, but I'm sure they know over in the bf boards. about the cleaning!

Liz, thanks! : they are getting started w/ excavating in about 2 weeks!!
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